A decade ago, Downtown Edmonton couldn’t boast having a decent Mexican restaurant and now it has several worth bragging about.

Tres Carnales, 10119 100A Street
It all started with Tres Carnales, a taqueria which serves straightforward Mexican classics, such as al pastor, carne asada and pescado, in a casual atmosphere.

Rostizado, 10359 104 Street
This popular spot is known for its hearty platters of roast chicken, pork shoulder and New York striploin accompanied with rosti papas and tortillas, but really anything on the menu is fantastic, including their cocktails.

El Beso, 10432 Jasper Avenue
Downtown welcomed El Beso to the neighbourhood. Two words: queso fundido. That’s just one of the dishes worth seeking at the Jasper Avenue restaurant. Other menu items to try include roast corn salad, shrimp and bacon tacos, and taco de Jamaica (heaped with hibiscus flowers, onion, garlic, salsa verde, pineapple and avocado).