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Oro Azul

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3725 Memorial Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 6V4, Canada
+1 403-290-0901
Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Canberra, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I was mentioned Oro Azul by a Mexican-food-connoisseur friend of mine. It took me a long time to write this review, because I didn't really want everyone to know about this spot, but the family deserves all the respect and business in the world; this little restaurant, tucked away off memorial, has quickly climbed to be in the top 3... More 

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Thank Krista S
Airdrie, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

I visited Oro Azul for the first time and was extremely impressed with the excellent food and great, friendly service. I thoroughly enjoyed the authentic Mexican cuisine. Oro Azul is definitely one of Calgary's best kept secrets. I anxiously await my return visit.

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Thank Tanner L
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Had been listening to my boss tell me tbat i need to eat for a few months now and.finally manged to get into the city and try it. Stopped in the.middle of the afternoon so had just a couple people in the restaurant. Decided to go with the enchiladas and the rest of the table had an assortment of tacos.... More 

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Thank William W
Rome, Italy
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

This unassuming little taqueria does not look like it will have the freshest, most flavorful, home-made tacos you have ever eaten, but that is likely what you will get. The vegetarian taco is an invention of the owners and is, according to my date, "to die for." Everything is spiced by hand, and we could hear the owner grinding the... More 

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Thank AJBoyd
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Went in expecting another divey place like so many in the NE - crappy decor but decent food. But Oro Azul surprised us by nailing both decor and food! Everything was bright, clean and well taken care of. I had the enchiladas which had a spicy salsa and awesome refried beans on the side and my date had the tuna... More 

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1 Thank Rachel F
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Tacos are the specialty. I like the barbacoa tacos and my husband loves the shrimp tacos. Once tried the torta ahogada but was far from the traditional recipe. Customer service could be improved with training. Need to be rigth there if customer needs something. The owner (also the cook) is super friendly but needs more support from his staff.

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1 Thank OcasionalTraveler
Lund, Sweden
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

I ate Lunch at Oro Azul and it was a really nice experience. The food was really good, prices were fair and overall I was just surprised of the authentic, cozy feel this restaurant offered given its location.

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Thank rachlach
Kelowna, Canada
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

I have wanted to try this restaurant for ages after the recommendations by friends and I also kept driving by it on my way to work. I am a sucker for good Mexican. I ordered the chicken enchiladas with salsa verde and found them delicious. The chicken was tender and tasty and the tortillas were soft. The salsa verde was... More 

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1 Thank Nina J
Cochrane, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Just had lunch at Oro Azul. On the plus side it is a small restaurant with an authentic ambiance. On the negative side the food is mediocre at best. You'd think that in a Mexican restaurant you would enjoy a melange of real favourful food. Such was not the case. We were the only two people in the restaurant (we... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Did not make it today for cinco de mayo, instead the day before. Quite a few spanish speaking customers in the restaurant. Always a good sign I think. My wife ordered the Enchiladas de pollo en salsa verde: the green salsa was very mild, but combined with the chicken enchilada was tasty enough. The side of beans was fairly bland.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3725 Memorial Dr SE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 6V4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-290-0901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?