Calle Mexico; A Neighbourhood Gem
Calle Mexico is a hidden gem located on 107 avenue and 111 street. Juan Taiango and Angelica Del Carmen started out in Edmonton with their food truck of the same name in May of 2015. It was so popular that they were able to open a tiny restaurant in March of 2016. This restaurant expanded to double the size on December 1, 2016 and they got a liquor license!
Juan is a red seal chef, the man behind all of the social media, and the face that you will see on the food truck. His partner Angelina is the sweet smile you will see at the restaurant when you pop in to enjoy some really great food. Both are from Mexico and have been in Canada for 8+ years now. They used to manage a Cora’s before they ventured out on their own.
Calle Mexico is truly unique. When you walk through those doors, you are greeted warmly; like walking into someone’s home as guests. There is always some great music playing in the background.
Everything on the menu is FRESH! Juan and Angelina pride themselves in making everything from scratch on a daily basis. I love the salsa verde so much that I suggested Angelina should bottle it and sell it. When she explained to me that it was made fresh daily and would be so hard to get it to the customer as fresh, I think I finally understood.
The menu is absolutely awesome, with a little of this and a little of that. The Foodtruck menu is also available on their website. My favourite is the Alambre Tacos with sirloin, bacon and ham. The salsas are “help yourself” but my favourite is the salsa verde made with tomatillos.
The daily specials are also a “must try”. Brisket tacos are amazing and Angy always has something sweet and wonderful made for dessert. I highly recommend the tres leches cake (three milks cake). It was absolutely delicious!
Now that they are licensed, they have cerveza, margaritas and tequila to add to the already awesome selection of Jaritos flavoured sodas, horchata and Jamaica (a drink made with hibiscus flowers).
Now that there is more room to sit, you can invite all of your friends to come and join you for some awesome food! They are closed on Taco Tuesday unfortunately, but that is the only day that they are not open during the week. If you have a large group, you may want to call ahead for reservations.
If you can’t make it down to the restaurant, they can deliver through Skip The Dishes.
Summer brings the food truck back to the streets, often seen in Leduc as that is where Juan and Angy live. If you haven’t downloaded the Streetfood App yet, you really should! You can find out Calle’s schedule as well as other popular trucks in the Edmonton area.
If you love Mexican food as much as I do, you really need to come down to the restaurant, or find the food truck and give these guys a try!