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“Trendy and friendly with good Mexican food”

Tres Carnales Taqueria
Ranked #7 of 2,416 Restaurants in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Central American, Latin
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: (780) 429-0911
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Trendy and friendly with good Mexican food”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Glad we discovered this place in the heart of downtown. We got to talking to the owner, Daniel, and were happy to find out that he'd lived in Mexico and traveled quite a bit to try out Mexican food in various cities before opening his restaurant. He'd even lived in our hometown, San Diego, California for a while.

The results were worth the effort. Tres Carnales has only a few items to choose from but they're well done and they include a couple of vegetarian options. We had the Rajas Con Crema and the Vegetariano and they were both excellent.They don't serve liquor at this location, so no margaritas, but they do have wine and sangria.

The decor is trendy and comfortable. The clientele seems to be mostly young urbanites, probably stopping by after work.

You order at the counter, choose your own seat and wait for them to deliver your food. We found a comfy couch near the window for people watching.

If you like good Mexican food and a nice atmosphere, visit Tres Carnales.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Too pricey for what u get”
Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

It's not worth it. Authentic Mexican food is wAy better! Tacos and quecas Just didn't taste right! What a dissappointment!

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Mississauga, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food with a smile”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

I was in Edmonton on business, this is a great place for a quick bite. Great server staff, they were on the ball, you place the order prior to seating. The food arrives at the table even before you sit down, wow talk about service.

Great quality, good prices and great atmosphere. Keep up the good work guys, I will be back when I am back in Edmonton.

  • Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A tasty treat!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Even though we waited in line for about 20-30 minutes before getting our table, it was more than worth the wait. Getting our drinks while we were waiting made it go by quite quick and the food came to our table within 5 minutes of being seated and WOW, was it tasty. Top it off with some great ambiance and friendly staff and you have a winning combination. We will be coming back here again and again.

  • Visited July 2012
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Ontario
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“This is REAL Mexican food.”
Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Wonderfully decorated.
Excellent atmosphere.
Super friendly staff.
Mexican rock and alternative music playing in the background.
Generous portions.
Spot-on flavours.
Had 3 meals there over 2 days visiting Edmonton... Yup. THAT good

Do yourselves a favour and stop by if you really like AUTHENTIC Mexican food.

The Torta de Chorizo was amazing... although it was missing some refried beans.

No Torta de Milanesa?! :-(

But I forgive them!

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