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Magpie & Stump

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203 Caribou St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In a town of pretty bland touristy restaurants this is stands well above the others. They don't take reservations but we were told to just turn up. When we arrived they were exceedingly busy, but they took my phone number and said they would text as soon as a table became free. True to their words within 5 minutes a... More 

Thank Neil P
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific food, wonderful staff. Everything you need for a wonderful dinner. We really like Mexican food, we loved the food in Magpie and stump.

Thank DJ_180961
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

what can i say? I love Mexican style food! the drinks are served in jars and you can throw the peanuts on the floor, the food was delicious, i loved it!

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173 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What more could you want? This was solid Mexican food, served hot, quick and with good beer. The place is kind of small so you may have to wait - especially if it's raining - but we had five different meals and they were all delicious. Waitress was on top of things. Food came out correct and fast. Highly recommend.

Thank michigantraveler05
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok choice for Mexican. Friendly staff and meals served reasonably quickly. Your typical Mexican themed restaurant with music and sombreros etc. Felt a little tired. Food was nice without being spectacular or especially different. Table service a little slow between drinks.

Thank RobFishcrazy
Vancouver, Canada
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116 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got back to town late from visiting the glacier so not much choice for dinner spots. Even though this was not our first choice, so glad we decided to walk in. The atmosphere is awesome. Vibrant and lively when outside is dead quiet. Food is good and very reasonable priced. The burrito and the quesadilla were both delicious and... More 

Thank Peter C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many vacation meals of traditional American and Canadian fare, we were excited for a change of pace. This place has a great atmosphere and the food (tacos, kids quesadilla pizza, taco salad) was largely very good. However, we were surprised to be charged for nachos and salsa, which most places provide at no charge. They weren't that great for... More 

Thank businesstraveler796
Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great! The service is wonderful. It is usually busy with tourists. The atmosphere inside is also great.

Thank Penny S
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with an elevated Mexican menu. Good drink specials. Able to accommodate a tight schedule.

Thank DH3171
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172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was shocked to find a great Mexican restaurant in town! Margaritas were awesome, food was great and staff was amazing. Highly recommend if you are in town and want a fun spot to eat. Peanuts on the table, shells on the floor kind of place.

Thank Diane C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $23
Mexican, International, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Caribou St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-762-4067

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?