Tuesday, April 5, 2016


The spicy chicken (left) and chile-lime fish burrito bowl with some cold Mexican soft drinks

With temperatures rising just in time for Spring, people can't wait to head outdoors, including us.   The warmer weather also has us thinking about our many Mexican vacations, which always include delicious meals. Craving a taste of Mexico in Calgary, and looking for a lighter option for lunch, CSL recently visited  Quesada Burritos & Tacos

The location in southeast Calgary was opened seven months ago, and was bustling with the lunchtime crowd on a sunny Saturday afternoon.  While the menu offered an array of Mexican inspired dishes (think crisp tacos, burritos and salsa and chips), the burrito bowls caught our eye.  It's all the flavours we love in a burrito sans the tortilla (and minus the carbs)!

The burrito bowls are customizable, with choices of fresh ingredient toppings like red onion, corn, jalapeno, veggies, beans, rice,cheese, salsas and sauces- CSL opted for the spicy chicken and chile-lime fish burrito bowls.  Paired with a cold bottle of Mexican soft drinks (Jarritos), this was the taste of Mexico in Calgary we craved.

One of the signatures of great Mexican food, for us, is the roasted/ charred flavour you get in the sauces.  The staff were proud to share that the salsas and sauces are made from scratch, daily.  This means slow roasting tomatillos and peppers, slow cooking pinto and black beans, cooking rice with cilantro and lime juice and mashing avocados for guacamole, just like abuela (grandma).  CSL loved the fiery salsa roja- supremely spicy but super flavourful.

Our table looked like the colours of Mexico - red salsa, green guacamole and white cheese, and after eating our burrito bowls we were satisfied but did not feel heavy.  Hey, that's 'The Joy of Mex'!

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1 comment:

Prod UA said...

Amazing post, makes me want to travel to Orlando as soon as the lockdown is over

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