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Edmonton: Tres Carnales

Tres Carnales

Taking a break from Europe, I'm going to talk about one of my favorite discoveries while travelling: Tres Carnales in Edmonton. I wouldn't say Edmonton is a foodies dream by any means, but there are a few hidden gems if you really look around. Edmonton the view
Despite how much I never want to go back to Edmonton, this is the one place that might be able to convince me.

At first glance, Tres Carnales seems like a kitchy, over-the-top place, trying-too-hard Tex Mex joint.Tres Carnales A quick look at the menu, however, suggests otherwise. Authentic Mexican tacos like arrachera, al pastor and pollo asado are the kinds of things that were on the menu back in Playa de Carmen, Mexico. On top of that that, you can get your filling in a Torta (a large bread pocket) and they have a wicked selection of cervezas. I knew I was in for a treat.
Tres Carnales Torta

I got basic tacos with chorizo, something that I've had at a few different places, while my friends each got the Torta with different fillings. I do I have to say I was very impressed as the tacos were very authentic. The first thing I noticed is that, unlike a typical North American Tex-mex taco, the tacos from Tres Carnales come in small soft shells, just like all the places that I went to in Mexico. Tres Carnales Tacos
The toppings were all delicious and the Tortas even got the thumbs up from my coworker who said it was just like back home in Ecuador.Tres Carnales Julian Approved
I'd even go as far to say that the tacos here were better than some of the ones that I tried back in Mexico, and they're much closer. Although, I'd still choose Mexico over Edmonton.
Tres Carnales Nachos

- Donnie the Foodie
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  2. Thanks for the review of Tres Carnales. I have one question though. Why would you ‘never’ want to come back to Edmonton?? I’ve lived here my entire adult life, and I’ve travelled throughout the US and Europe, and I LOVE Edmonton. We’re a big city that’s still a little city, not crazy like Vancouver. We’ve got lots of cycling trails, etc. If its just food you’re looking for, we have our hidden gems. Just wondering.

  3. I do agree with the hidden gems, I’ll go back and write about them after I’m done with Europe.
    I was in Edmonton from the end of December till March. The shortest and coldest days of the year, we only had sun from 10am-3pm. It didn’t help that everything closed at 5. There were several incidents of public drunkenness: on my first day while walking to the office at 8am someone drunk stumbled across the street past me; there were drunk people in the lobby of where I worked, who always had to be kicked out; while waiting for a bus a man came out and puked on the floor, holding a bottle of “water”; and just general groups of natives fighting over bottles of mouthwash.

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