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The best Mexican restaurants in Kamloops

Who doesn’t love Mexican food? Between the engaging flavours, crunchy vegetables and assortment of spices, there’s a reason why the cuisine is universally adored.

There’s nothing better than an authentic, handmade tortilla topped off with fresh salsa and all of the fixings with a side of guacamole and warm tortilla chips, especially when it’s prepared by the experts.

If you’re looking for the real deal when it comes to Mexican restaurants in town, check out this year's Best of Kamloops winners, as voted by you and brought to you by Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union.

Bronze - Hacienda Cielito Lindo

Hacienda Cielito Lindo gets its inspiration from the alluring and magical villages of Mexico.

Drawing inspiration from the beauty and charm of these villages merged with the exquisite flavours, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

You can expect friendly and great service, traditional music and a friendly family atmosphere while you dig into some of the best Mexican food in town.

This locally-owned eatery offers a variety of flavour-filled menu options like chimichangas packed with tasty chicken, enchiladas verde that will please all five of the senses, fresh burritos with your choice of fillings and all of the other Mexican staples – authentically done.

They also offer breakfast items like chilaquiles with fried beans and toast or enchiladas with fried beans, so that you can delight your tastebuds at all times of the day.

Plus, their service is unmatched – you will feel like part of the family when you visit Hacienda Cielito Lindo.

You can find our bronze medal winner at 23 - 750 Fortune Dr. in the Fortune Shopping Centre.

Silver - Senor Froggy Mexican Restaurant

Our silver medal winner has been a Kamloops favourite for over 37 years and is a regular winner of awards in the Mexican food category because of its passion for providing affordable, casual meals made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

Between the generous portion sizes, excellent value and extensive menu, this Kamloops staple is a must-try for Mexican food lovers and people looking to try out something new, too. You can fill up on the classics like tacos, burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas, or test out the Senor Froggy take on various dishes like potato skins, pasta and even pickle chips.

Senor Froggy is 100% Kamloops-owned and a second-generation family business, so the money you spend there on the incredible food is supporting the community, too!

Even better, they support local Kamloops suppliers such as Nu-Leaf Produce, Blackwell Dairy and The Grocery People, no wonder their food is so tasty!

You can visit Senor Froggy at their North Shore location at 9 - 724 Sydney Ave. or downtown at 235 - 450 Lansdowne St.

Gold - Casa Azul

This year, our gold-medal winner is taco haven, Casa Azul!

Casa Azul is a family-owned operation completely committed to making the most authentic, homemade Mexican food while providing diners with a genuine Mexican experience.

The traditional fare boasts only the freshest ingredients, and with such an extensive menu you will never run out of exciting items to indulge in.

What sets apart Casa Azul from other Mexican restaurants is its dedication to serving the best meal, every single time.

They are conveniently located downtown on Victoria Street, you can watch the world pass you by while you enjoy the quaint patio, or enjoy the welcoming Mexican interior of the restaurant while you’re digging in to the best food in town.

Check out the mouthwatering appetizer menu, filled with delicious options like empanadas, tinga tostadas and of course nachos, then debate between which incredible taco and burrito variations you’re going to choose.

For a truly authentic Mexican experience, head over to Casa Azul at 330 Victoria St.

Congratulations to the Best Mexican restaurants in town! If you would like to see the rest of the winners, click here!

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