YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness

Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene Celebrates YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness!

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As spring transitions into summer, Calgary celebrates a new culinary event – YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness! With amazing taco creations and mouth watering margaritas pouring in from various restaurants across the city, there’s no better time to indulge in the vibrant flavors of Calgary’s food scene. 


At Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene, we’re not just passionate about dental hygiene scalers; we’re also enthusiastic supporters of our local community and the delicious offerings it brings. Join us as we dive into the delectable delights of YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness and discover our top picks for tacos and margaritas, while also shedding light on the charitable aspect of this event.


Top 3 Taco Picks

  1. Surfy Surfy Bar – Coconut Crusted Prawn Taco:

Nestled in the heart of Calgary, Surfy Surfy Bar is an oasis of Southern California surf culture. Their Coconut Crusted Prawn Taco is a standout dish that captures the essence of coastal cuisine. Picture plump prawns, coated in a crispy coconut crust, nestled on a bed of red pepper salsa, with creamy avocado and tangy lime crema to tie it all together. Priced at $7, this taco is a steal for the explosion of flavors it delivers with each bite. Surfy Surfy Bar’s dedication to quality and creativity shines through in this dish, making it a must-try for Taco Week!



2. Tropical Downtown – Pork Belly Taco:

Tropical Downtown is a newcomer to Calgary’s dining scene, but it’s already making waves with its innovative take on Latin American cuisine. Their Pork Belly Taco is a prime example of the restaurant’s commitment to flavor and authenticity. Slow-smoked in a barrel and served with their signature tamarind sauce, this taco is a symphony of smoky, sweet, and savory notes. Priced at $6.50, it’s a testament to the restaurant’s ethos of providing upscale casual dining experiences without breaking the bank. Whether you’re a pork aficionado or simply seeking a culinary adventure, Tropical Downtown’s Pork Belly Taco won’t disappoint during Taco Week! 


3. Calavera Cantina – Pollo Loco Taco:

Calavera Cantina is a beloved fixture in Calgary’s dining scene, known for its vibrant ambiance and bold flavors. Their Pollo Loco Taco is a testament to the restaurant’s culinary prowess, combining crispy fried chicken with aji amarillo, curdito slaw, buttermilk ranch, pickled onion, and cilantro. Priced at $6, this taco is a delightful fusion of textures and tastes, offering a refreshing departure from traditional taco fillings. Calavera Cantina’s commitment to authenticity and innovation shines through in every bite, making it a standout choice for YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness.



Top 3 Margarita Picks


  1. Tacos Mexico – Piña Colada Margarita:

Tacos Mexico is a hidden gem in Calgary, offering a diverse selection of authentic street-style tacos. Their Piña Colada Margarita is a tropical delight that transports you to sun-drenched beaches with its refreshing blend of flavors. Priced at $10, this margarita is a perfect accompaniment to spicy tacos and warm summer days. With the best rimmer that elevates the drinking experience, Tacos Mexico’s Piña Colada Margarita is a must-try for margarita enthusiasts this week!



2. Chilitos Taberna Mexicana – Spicy Jalapeño Margarita:

Chilitos Taberna Mexicana is a lively Mexican taberna known for its vibrant ambiance and extensive selection of tequila and mezcal. Their Spicy Jalapeño Margarita is a fiery concoction that packs a flavorful punch. Made with El Tequileno reposado tequila, Cointreau, jalapeño, mint, cilantro, lime, and pineapple juice mix, this margarita is a celebration of bold flavors and innovative mixology. Priced at $14, it’s worth every sip for its perfect balance of spice and citrusy goodness. Whether you’re a seasoned spice lover or simply seeking a memorable drinking experience, Chilitos Taberna Mexicana’s Spicy Jalapeño Margarita won’t disappoint you during Margarita Madness! 



3. Native Tongues – Grilled Pineapple Margarita:

Native Tongues is a renowned destination for authentic Mexican cuisine, known for its use of high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and traditional cooking methods. Their Grilled Pineapple Margarita is a testament to the restaurant’s commitment to excellence, featuring Giffard Caribbean Pineapple Liqueur and their signature Grilled Pineapple Syrup. Priced at $18, this margarita is a luxurious indulgence that transports you to the tropical beaches of Mexico with its sweet and tangy flavors. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a taste of paradise, Native Tongues’ Grilled Pineapple Margarita is a treat for Margarita Madness! 

Grilled Pineapple Margarita Native Tongues YYC


Supporting a Cause: Calgary Food Bank

While indulging in the culinary delights of YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness, it’s important to remember the charitable aspect of this event. One dollar from every taco and margarita sold during the ten-day celebration is donated to the Calgary Food Bank. As Calgary’s main charitable food hub, the Calgary Food Bank provides close to 700 hampers of nutritional food items per day, supporting individuals and families in need. By participating in YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness, we not only satisfy our culinary cravings but also contribute to the fight against hunger in our community. With every dollar donated, the Calgary Food Bank can distribute $3.50 worth of food, making a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity. Together, let’s join hands to fight hunger and its root causes, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry.


At Progressive Edge Dental Hygiene, we’re proud to call Calgary home, and events like YYC Taco Week & Margarita Madness remind us of the vibrant culinary scene that our city has to offer. From delicious tacos to mouthwatering margaritas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this ten-day celebration. As we savor the flavors of our local restaurants, let’s also remember to support the Calgary Food Bank, ensuring that no one in our community goes hungry. 


Cheers to good food, great drinks, and the spirit of giving back!

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