mmmm Mexican food. Our favourite place to pretend we're in Mexico (without the heat, of course) is Salt & Pepper. We were introduced to this restaurant by a friend of ours who lived near Bowness at the time, and after our first meal there we've been back time and time again. The waitress at the McLoed Trail location knows what we want as soon as we walk in the door. We don't even get menus anymore! On most visits I will have the pork chops and Scott will have the chorizo burrito. To start we will usually get the homemade chips & salsa. He has the special coffee (it has cinnamon in it) and I will either get water, or iced tea and then water - it's spicey stuff, this Mexican food!
I've had business meetings there, my birthday there, quick lunches, and long dinners. I've even take my sister & nephew there where he said his first unprompted word (as far as I know.) He wanted our drinks (margaritas) and our favourte waitress made him a strawberry smoothie but put it in a margarita glass and he was so impressed his eyes got really big when he saw it and he said "WOW!" She was his favourite person for the rest of our meal. He even tried to get her to dance to the music while she was trying to take other people's orders.
I could go on and on an on about this place. It's just great. I'm glad they have a location in Cochrane as well, but did sorely miss the location on 16th Avenue NW closing down - it was so easy to stop there on the way home when we lived in Chestermere. Everything is fresh but still fast, and at a fair market value. I never like it when the prices increase, but everything else in Calgary started costing more during the boom a couple years ago, and so it was only a matter of time before they increased their prices. They did just that and although it's more for a meal now, it's still really worth it. We were just getting a screamin' deal before. And in case you missed the reference in the title of this post, if you don't watch South Park then it's just too tough to explain just how funny the Taco Flavoured Kisses episode was. Hilarious!