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Happy Hour of the Week: Tropical staycation with margs & tacos under $5

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Close your eyes… Just not yet because you have to read what we’re about to say. Picture palm trees, and a cold drink in your hand. Cantina music plays as you bite into the best burrito you’ll ever have. Now open your eyes. It was all real, you’re at Chilitos, our choice for this Calgary Happy Hour of the Week!



Trick yourself into thinking that you’re somewhere other than in the snow, with authentic Mexican street foods, ice-cold drinks, and guacamole.

Chilitos is an intimate restaurant, but they make up for the lack of square footage with the size of their margaritas – which are massive. The restaurant is cozy and the interior is seriously on point.

The colourful murals, concrete and brick walls, and scattered foliage are all warm and familiar. It’s the perfect place for a date or just to catch up with some friends.


The menu does a pretty amazing job capturing the street food experience. The cemitas sandwich is perfectly done, the empanadas are just right, and the enchiladas will literally (figuratively) blow your mind. ‘Death by Chilitos’ doesn’t sound too bad though, does it?

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But it doesn’t stop at the cheesy dishes. Everything on their dessert menu is also top-notch, especially the churros. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, with just enough cinnamon and served with a chocolate and dulce de leche dipping sauce.

We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. They don’t mess around during happy hour, Calgary. Tacos are only $2.50 and nachos are half price! Dangerous.


Stay hydrated with margaritas and draft beer for $5, highballs are only $4 and their tequila and mezcal shots are half-price… good luck.

It might be cold outside, but the food will be hot and the sauce will be spicy! We might not be able to vacation at the drop of a snowflake, but we can staycation from 4 pm-6 pm and after 9 pm. Happy drinking!


Where: 1309 17 Ave SW, Calgary

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