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.

235-12th Ave. SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 263-9444

Winning Categories


  • Best Mexican Restaurant - Native Tongues

    A good taco is only as good as the sum of its individual parts.

    The tortillas need to be fresh and made from ingredients anyone can pronounce. The meats braised until tender and their flavours intensified or cooked over red-hot...Read more