Latin Restaurants in Calgary that are NOT Mexican

Nothing against Mexican food, of which Calgary has deliciously plenty, but there’s so much more to Latin cuisine. These Calgary restaurants take patrons on a taste tour from Barcelona to Peru and Brazil and all the way to the Andes.

Sabroso Restaurant

1504 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0Z8

Sabroso serves lovely loads of Latin-inspired food as well as beverages. Mojitos anyone? Listen to live Latin music while you enjoy a long list of tapas selections and the restaurant’s signature South American-style grilled meats from braised lamb to chimichurri steak.

Pio Peruvian Rotissaire Chicken

104-2929 Sunridge Way NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 7K7

Run by a Peruvian family, Pio brings Peruvian rotisserie chicken — pollo a la brasa — to Calgary. Other Peruvian specialties include fried green plantains as well as sweet plantains with feta and chichi morada, a beverage made of purple corn, pineapple and lime juice.


6920 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0L3

Bolero offers rodizio style dining with 16 varieties of skewered slow-roasted meats. These mouth-watering barbecue selections include beef, chicken, pork loin, lamb, ribs and glazed pineapple. Again, arrive hungry!

Empanada Queen

4-4412 Manilla Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4B7

A southeast industrial-zone hideaway well worth seeking out, Empanada Queen serves authentic Chilean fast foods that includes a large selection of empanadas, sandwiches and traditional Chilean dishes.

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