Break out your sombrero, your trumpet and that little bullfighter-style jacket you save for special occasions, it’s time to eat Mexican.

In Niagara Falls.

That’s right, that most Canadian of cities has some of the best Mexican and Tex-Mex food around, at Taco N Tequila.

So bienvenido a la ciudad de luna de miel! (look it up, it will all make sense).

The menu offers your palette a trip way down south. Check out the menu – steak, chicken, chorizo, shrimp all done up spicy and hot.

And tacos, plenty of tacos. For example, you’re going to want to try the Carne Asada, which is juicy and tender steak finely grilled, then topped with white onion, cilantro and lime.

The Tacos de Rajas look tempting, too – roasted poblano strips sautéed with onions, corn, cream and cheese.

There are lots more varieties, and you can try them all in one night or when you come back (and you will).

And we haven’t even talked about the TNT Platter, their Chilaquiles, Molletes de Chorizo. Or the entrees – steak and shrimp, the TNT carnita asada and more enchiladas and burritos that you can dream of.

It’s all muchos muy buenos. As is the North American menu, featuring burgers and wraps of all sorts.

It’s actually a pretty large, varied menu when you look at all the possibilities online.

Of course, the all-star of the drinks menu is tequila. Why have it elsewhere when you can go to a true Mexican restaurant where Tex-Mex is the speciality, not an add-on.

The drinks menu doesn’t stop there, though, it is nearly as long and varied as the food menu.

The owner, Juan Pablo, says his goal has always been to offer something “truly unique” to the Niagara Falls tourist scene.

“I strive to bring that Mexican vibe throughout the whole dining experience,” he says.

At 5355 Ferry Street, not far from historic Lundy’s Lane one way and tourist mecca Clifton Hill just a three-minute drive in the other direction, you’re well positioned to do a deep dive into all the fun this city has to offer.

Taco N Tequila is a great place to fuel up before you hit the sights with its unique Mexican offerings, or to wind down after a busy day on the town.

You might even see a live mariachi band performing while you dine!

Of course, if you start your day there, chances are good you will want to return and finish your day there, too.

It’s like Mexico in Canada. Actually that’s exactly what it is!

Last modified: May 7, 2019