Native Tongues

In the time since it opened, Native Tongues Taqueria has earned its reputation for crave-worthy tacos, inspired side dishes and an enviable cocktail list. The Beltline joint regularly sees patrons lining up for a taste of beef tongue, confit pork, or chorizo and potatoes – among the other taco offerings in both small and large plate dishes.

At the restaurant’s heart is Willis, and his sense that Calgary needed a cool, funky taco joint. A sense borne both from feeling there was a gap in the dining scene here, but also from his love for the humble – but not basic – taco.