2-10015 Oakfield Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 1S9
At the west end of Southland Drive S.W. there is a tiny Mexican restaurant that builds mucho big food, to eat there or take away.
|Cuisine Type |||Mexican|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Go west on Southland Drive S.W. until you reach the “T” intersection with Oakfield Drive S.W., turn right and then first left into a strip shopping centre.|
|Noon – 8PM Everyday|
Profile Last Updated: January 15, 2008
If you are looking for intimate dining with candlelight, ambience, and soft music, do not go to Mi Tierra Tu Tagueria. By way of translation, a tagueria is a place to order tacos and eat them standing up. Food is what this place is all about. The premises are small; one wall is an avocado colour and the other is mango; there are sombreros, a hammock, and a serape on the walls by way of decoration. There are a couple of narrow tables affixed to the walls where patrons can stand and eat. That’s all folks—except for the food—which is a sizeable exception.
It All Begins with the Tortilla
All of the meals here centre on the traditional tortilla, a thin unleavened flat bread that is made from finely ground maize (corn) or wheat flour. The tortillas are made on site by the proprietor and they are one of the keys to the quality of the food. Starting with the fresh tortilla, you build your meal.
Don’t Get Lost in Translation
Burrito literally means “little donkey” because it is a rolled-up tortilla with a filling, resembling, they say, a donkey’s ear. You can fill it with some mixture of chicken, pork, chile sauce, onions, chorizo, eggs, beef, rice, black beans and refried beans, and so on to make it right for you. Enchilada means “to add chile pepper”, a reference to the sauces added to the baked dish. It is also a stuffed, rolled tortilla, but good things are added on top before the baking. You already know what tacos and nachos are, so enjoy.