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“Fantastic Mexican food”
Review of Magpie & Stump

Magpie & Stump
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Ranked #48 of 156 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$23
Cuisines: Mexican, International, Canadian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Great bar with super Mexican food. Greatmenu and huge portions. Nice atmosphere and very friendly service. Great all round and highly recommend a visit

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Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a popular Banff restaurant, serving Mexican/Canadian food. Staff are affable and attentive without being in your face.
The menu is extensive, with daily specials, and over 40 types of tequila, beers and cocktails to suit all tastes.
The bad bit- both our meals were cold. My pulled pork was flavourless and wet, which could have been due to the piles of soggy lettuce it was served on. The four prawns were tasty, but there were only four.
The other half reported that his food was barely warm, tasteless and without seasoning.
We had the churros as desert, usually a firm favourite, however the churros were cooked in old oil, leaving them hard, chewy and very greasy. On the bright side, the ice cream was delicious.
We paid over $80 for food and 1 beer each. Not a fortune, but too much for the poor quality food. ☹️

Thank Joanne W
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Just opposite our hotel and easy for a meal after the journey from the UK. Service slick...perhaps a bit too quick for we jet lagged travellers. Nice atmosphere, pseudo mountain decor. Not much alternative to the spicy mexican food.

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Thank Jonathan C
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

You couldnt find a better mexican restaurant, it has it all, great tequila, cocktails, delicious food and very good staff. Great memories of a great night for us in Banff.

Thank Elizabeth2859
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Didn't experience what several other bad reviews mentioned. Bartender was great and suggested a Wild Cherry margarita. It was ok, but we switched over to Mexican beer because it was the special and less than half the price. We started with queso and chips, which was really good. This wasn't a smooth and creamy queso but more of a dip, information I would have liked to know in advance, but still good. For dinner my girlfriend had a chicken taco, while I had the chimichanga. I took the attached picture to get a scale of each meal. The prices definitely seem to match size of meal. One taco would not be enough for a full meal, unless you have an appetizer like we did.
Overall this was a really great meal and experience. We travel the world and always seek out Mexican food restaurants. This was a pleasant find on our snowy walk last night.

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Thank Rob V
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