Beer, barbecue and rock ‘n’ roll — what could possibly make for a more satisfying night out on the town? For patrons of the Palomino Smokehouse, these three pillars of fun are a magical combination, and the Palomino, an authentic Texas barbecue restaurant with one of Calgary’s most rollicking live music venues tucked in its basement, serves up generous portions of all three.
Walk into the Palomino and there’s no doubt about what kind of joint you’re dealing with: the walls are covered with kitschy rock and country music posters, vintage beer ads and Southern-style food products. There are TVs tuned to the football game as rock music blasts from the speakers, and the smell of sweet barbecue sauce and slow-cooked meats wafts from the kitchen. It’s a place without pretentions, just good music and food that’ll rival what you’d find in the heart of Texas.
“We do a lot of the classic barbecue dishes here,” says manager, Arlen Smith. “We do Texas brisket, pulled pork, we do ribs. The thing about barbecue is it’s one of the only true North American dishes. It’s classic Southern U.S. cooking. So, it’s barbecued meats, it’s grits, it’s macaroni and cheese, and we want to make it so that if you went to Texas and had barbecue you’d be blown away, but you’d still think we’re just as good.”Read the story of The Palomino Smokehouse
Deep Fried Pickles
Served with chili lime aioli
Our signature dish where we re-invent a Quebec classic. Add choice of pork, brisket, bacon, chicken or sausage.
Pulled Pork Quesadillas
Smoky & cheesy
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Smoked or Breaded Wings
Jack Daniel's BBQ, Jamaican Jerk, Salt n' Pepper, Spicy Teriyaki, Chipotle, Carolina BBQ, Rib Rub, Jethro's Hot Sauce or Ass Rippin'!
Smoked n' Rubbed Ribs
Kansas City pork ribs dusted with our secret rub
Add pulled pork, sausage, brisket or chicken...$4
Four fixins of your choice
Pulled Pork Spring Roll
6 Palomino pulled pork spring rolls filled with our famous smoked pork, carrots, cabbage, celery and green onion served with dipping sauce
PULLED PORK POUTINE
Our signature dish where we butcher a Quebec classic
Jack Daniel’s BBQ, Jamaican Jerk, Salt n’ Pepper, Spicy Teriyaki,
Chipotle, Carolina BBQ, Jethro’s Hot Sauce or Ass Rippin’!
Roast Garlic Ceasar
Rich caper dressing, fresh lemon, roasted garlic, chili croutons and parmesam cheese Add pulled pork, brisket, chicken or double smoked bacon...$4
Rustic Chef's Salad
Greens, grilled veggies. smokehouse meats, applewood smoked cheddar and a hard boiled egg
With a BBQ vinaigrette, house made Italian or buttermilk vinaigrette
Marinated beef brisket sauteed with onions & peppers, smothered in melted provolone, peppercorn gravy
The Palomino Cheeseburger
Fresh ground chuck with applewood smoked cheddar, double smoked bacon, carmelized onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle and chili lime aioli
Stampede Chicken Club
Seasoned and grilled chicken breast with applewood smoked cheddar, double smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and herb aioli
Applewood Smoked Pulled Pork
Sliced Alberta Beef Brisket
The Ultimate Veggie Burger
Topped up with guacamole, grilled veggies, lettuce, tomato, pickle and chili lime aioli Add applewood smoked cheddar...$2.5
Catfish Po Boy
Grilled, blackened and dressed with herb aioli, slaw, lettuce, tomato and a wedge or fresh lemon
Smoked Sausage on a Bun
Palomino Smoked sausage, prepared for us specifically by Spolumbos. Served sliced in a bun, topped with cheese, sautéed onion with your choice of two fixins
Chili Con Carne
Big, rich & spicy
Macaroni 'N Cheese
White cheddar, smoked cheddar n' blue cheese Add pulled pork, brisket, chicken or double smoked bacon...$4
Pork, brisket, roasted veggies
Smokehouse Shepherd's Pie
Smokehouse meats and veggies topped with rustic yukon gold and sweet potato mash and cheese
BIG FRED’S BIG RED CHILI
Big, rich & spicy
Kansas City Pork Ribs
Choice of 2 Fixins
Sliced Alberta Beef Brisket
Applewood Smoked Pulled Pork
Very Very Slow Smoked 1/2 Chicken
Two Meat Platter
Choose from pulled pork, Alberta beef brisket, Spolumbos smoked sausage or smoked chicken & ribs
Palomino Fat Ass Platter
A bit of everything - Applewood smoked pork, Alberta beef brisket, smoked sausage, Kansas City ribs, smoked chicken, Palomino slaw, black eyed peas, fried, smoked cheddar grits, bacon wrapped corn, mash and Kentucky Bourbon apples
Spolumbos Smoked Sausage
Soup of the Day
Rustic Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Mash
Bacon Wrapped Corn Cob
Smoked Cheddar Grits
Kentucky Bourbon Apples
Baked Black Eyed Peas & Beans
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables
The Good Morning Burger
Cheddar, bacon, carmelized onions…and a fried egg
Palomino Texas Breakfast
Two eggs served with hashbrowns, Texas toast & your choice of two of the following meats…sausage, bacon, brisket or pork
PB & Banana French Toast
Fit for the King baby! Stuffed with peanut butter, grilled bananas and honey…and of course bacon and maple syrup
Tasty Egg Sandwich
2 fried eggs, bacon, tomato, lettuce and smoked cheddar
Applewood pulled pork or Alberta beef brisket with hash browns, eggs and melted cheese
Big Ass Burrito
Applewood pulled pork or Alberta beef brisket with scrambled eggs, cheese, salsa & sour cream. Regular or deep-fried
Homemade hollandaise sauce over soft poached eggs and your choice of Applewood pulled pork or Alberta beef brisket and hash browns
Bacon & Eggs & Hash Browns
Hash browns with choice of meat topped with cheese curds, hollandaise sauce and a soft poached egg
Bourbon Apple Pulled Pork French Toast
Two Pieces of french toast served open faced and topped with pulled pork and our famous bourbon apples. Served with hashbrowns and syrup.
Scrambled eggs, black-eyed peas, double smoked bacon,
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The Palomino’s backyard patio feels like it’s miles off of the busy Seventh Avenue CTrain line – if you close your eyes, you can imagine that you’re eating barbecue in the American South. Order some of the Pal’s authentic brisket or pulled pork and wash it down with a beer from the bar’s extensive draught and tall-can selection.View this Smart List
The Palomino is a key venue in the downtown music scene. Its cool lower-level, cement-bunker performance space features live alternative music by local and touring bands throughout the week. Dance to everything from punk and alt country to folk and garage rock on the petite dance floor from which you can practically reach up and touch the band. And of course, don’t leave without trying the venue’s famous smokehouse barbecue cuisine served on the main floor.View this Smart List
Impress your coworkers by booking your next lunch meeting at this downtown smokehouse. Lunch specials are offered Monday to Friday and feature barbecued meats cooked low and slow. Midday meals include beef brisket, chilli, the smoked chicken and ribs combo, as well as mac and cheese and chilli. For those with dietary restrictions, ask about gluten-free sauces.View this Smart List
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