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“A little bit of Mexico in the middle of Alberta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old Mexico Taco BUffet

Old Mexico Taco BUffet
52 St | 5108-2, Red Deer, Alberta T4N6Y4, Canada
+1 587-273-2068
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Ranked #8 of 264 Restaurants in Red Deer
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Description: Old Mexico Taco Buffet offers only fresh and home-made Mexican and Traditional food,made from scratch and with a minimum of salt to keep the authenticity and the real flavor.This little restaurant keeps the old fashion way to cook,come and enjoy a day in Mexico but in Canada,only here at Old Mexico Taco Buffet..
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
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“A little bit of Mexico in the middle of Alberta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Tacos...that's what we were looking for as we drove back to Edmonton. And we found them, in fact if you are looking for tacos I recommend a special trip here.

Me gusta mucho!

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Red Deer, Canada
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“Cheerful Authentic Mexican Charm and Flavours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

(OMTB is located in a small strip mall just to the North of Real Canadian Superstore)

This evening we revisited OMTB - along with friends (their first visit)

It was another "terrifico" experience of Mexican simplicity, only achieved by the subtle yet complex layering of delicate authentic fresh flavours.
This is not and will never be your flavourless franchise "taco" place, where taste has been bypassed for production.

At Old Mexican Taco Buffet, all sauces, pickled Jalepenós, and all the entree foods, are made fresh from scratch - and it tastes like it!!!!!

And if it is not "Mexican" it is not served... ( WARNING - there is no grated "cheddar cheese" to sprinkle on the tacos - because there is none in Mexico)

Every time we visit OMTB - we are made to feel at home - (kind of a "mi casa - su casa" thing) - we have become friends - not just customers...

If this will be your first time - feel free to ask all the questions you want - The owner (Will) and his friendly staff are terrific at explaining how to enjoy the food the Mexican way...


WHAT TO EXPECT...

Beverage - every table gets a pitcher of fresh "Limeade" - refreshing & sweet.

Appetizer - make a small bowl of taco soup (customize the toppings to your taste)

Tacos - load your own, but leave all the topping sauces off the taco - these go in a bowl, and are used to dip the taco in, or spoon on, bit by bite. Play with the flavours in the sauces,

There are two types of meat that vary daily, the staples (beans & rice, both done up "Mexican style")

or Enjoy a taco salad - assemble as you like...

For dessert, scoop up from 4 flavours of ice cream, help yourself ...


VALUE...
At $15 per person - when you consider this includes your entire meal experience, the pricing is really reasonable. After you experience the authenticity offered - it will make perfect sense...

If we could bottle this place - the label would read:

"Bring friends - relax - visit - (repeat) "

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delightful--Muy Bien!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Real authentic Mexican cuisine, in a very Mexican atmosphere...reminds me of the many cantinas I have visited throughout Jalisco. My verrry favorite place for tortilla soup! The ingredients are fresh and everything is just perfect. I love the lemonade, and my daughter loves the ice cream. I love the fact that you put together your own soup, and choose what you think you want to eat...have never been disappointed... It is my favorite lunch place, as you don't feel like you've over-eaten because everything is so fresh :)

  • Visited February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Taco delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

First time going to Old Mexico and won't be the last. Great food at a great price and a very friendly hard working owner. Mango ice cream is a must try.

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“Not what I was expecting ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was alright, soup was excellent, was annoying you had to shred your own chicken off the drumstick to put into tacos and also wish they had cheese available.

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7garam, Owner at Old Mexico Taco BUffet, responded to this review, March 12, 2015
Im sorry you had this experience at Old Mexico Taco Buffet,the way we cook at this site is exactly as we do in Mexico,the concept people have about tacos sometimes is an issue,hope you like the food and hope to see u back,thanks for reviewing,,sincerely Will
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