Due to Covid 19 regulations, all guests are required to provide proof of vaccination and wear a mask when entering and walking in the restaurant.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Served with a side of shredded cheese. Choice of: carne asada, pollo asado, frijoles
Macha (Peanut), Serrano Emulsion, Pico de Gallo, Cruda, Morita, served with tortilla chips
The service is friendly, food fabulous good value. Great for gluten free diet.
Menu is hard to read as there is no lights. No light bigger print.
Birria anything is amazing. I love the quesadillas, so cheesy and delicious.
Love this place! Best neighbourhood restaurant hands down!
It was better the first time we went. The coleslaw o. The tacos was too tough/dry/thick.
Great food, very cantina themed chairs and tables, they could be a little more comfy. Pretty loud but okay for talking.
Food was okay, kind of basic but tasty.
Great cocktails, service and atmosphere. Menu has authentic Mexican flavours. We will be back.
Retro decor. Authentic Mexican music. Staff were charming. Great for a fun lunch break.
Excellent Mexican food, and if you’re not sure, ask your server what to have. Our server made excellent recommendations all evening. Not disappointed at all!
Had a reservation for 5:45 pm and at 6:45 our waitress told us we had to leave as the table booked at 7:00. Not impressed, will not be back and not recommend
Best tacos in town! No taco will disappoint. Even the homemade hot sauce is the bomb. Definitely recommended!
We had happy hour drinks and tacos. Food was excellent. Favorites were pulpo and pork. Good value.
This is an authentic looking taqueria in Brittania Plaza and a great casual, fun option for good Mexican food. We loved the guac and tacos. We ordered the sharing bowl of taco ingredients, building our own from the protein and sides. The fresh warm soft tacos were perfectly done.
We felt the salad needed better dressing, we could not taste any and felt the greens got lost along side the flavourful guac. The little donut balls were served on a skewer in a little container, but would benefit from a dollop of sauce in the bottom. They were a bit plain as served. Overall good food, and good value, with decent wine and beer to go along with the fare.
1st time experience wasn’t good so we it gave another chance since we leave five minutes walking distance to the restaurant. Second time experience was during happy hour and it was better than 1st experience. There’s so many other restaurants to choose from so we will take a little break from al cantina.
Great food excellent service great location I strongly recommend it
Service was slow and awkward, with repeated checking on what we had ordered, due to one server. Other staff were very attentive.
Did not think the food quality was as high as other visits. Although the donut is still superb.
If you’re going to get tacos (I recommend the Birria tacos), be there before 5 because after then they’re 50% more expensive ($4 on happy hour, $6 after happy hour). Overall still really good, and I would definitely come again.
We felt rushed. Bought the guacamole and then the salad and tacos within 5 minutes. The fish tacos were good the pork tacos were dry.
A little taste of Mexico in the heart of Calgary.
Even though we cannot travel, A1 took us back to the memories of the beach.
Food, service was excellent. A bit loud, but everyone has their own preferences. I’d still definitely return.
Really good! The food was great, server was friendly and helpful, very cute restaurant.
I was dissapointed. There are way better taco joints in the town that don't charge so much. Was hopeful!
We had a blast! The service was awesome, and was super accommodating when we asked to change tables. The food was amazing and served hot! The beer was refreshing in a nice cold glass! Honestly just a great spot! 10/10 would recommend
I liked the authentic Mexican cantina look and vibe. The food and service were excellent.
Love this place ! Tacos are delicious and so are the margaritas 🍹
Great mexican place in calgary. The cocktails are fantastic and the salsa sampler is a must-do!
Casual Mexican - great spot for a quick lunch or drink on patio
Awesome service & great food! Will be back for sure.
This place would get a 5 Star rating across the board except for the chairs which are MOST uncomfortable and the noise. The music is loud and there is not much sound dampening. However, having said all that, it certainly isn't a deterrant for me not to visit and enjoy the EXCELLENT food.
$15.00 for a Margarita in a very small glass, loaded with ice? Will not make that mistake again. Ordered an appie to start, the server wanted to know what we would like for our meal. We ordered a variety of taco’s. The appie they served 3 minutes before all our taco’s arrived, needless to say all taco’s were soggy. Gross. Now with so many good places to eat, do we give A1 Cantina another chance? They were not busy either.
Awesome Taco Tuesday!!! My favorites are the Birria and Fish Tacos. The rest are good too!
Happy hour/taco Tuesday is a great way to experience this place. It gave us the opportunity to try all their tacos - and they were all FANTASTIC! Their cocktails were also sensational. Service was incredible, friendly and energetic.
Great little place in Britania.
The margaritas were delicious. The smokey peach and the fish tacos was awesome 👌
Good location ambiance and food quality … Service was attentive without being intrusive. Chips , guacamole and salsa was a great start !!! See you again 👍👍
Great Tacos, although you have to like corn shells (traditional). Drinks are very expensive, but food is reasonably priced! Good local place to go!
Atmosphere & food were amazing! Would absolutely go back.
I really like the food, but they charge extra for everything: a tortilla, more salsa, limes, etc... Also, non of their salsas are spicy.
Their service is quite slow. It takes them between 20 and 30 minutes to get you a couple of tacos.
Service and food were excellent! Highly recommend trying the salsa sampler - there are some surprising flavours in there and it is fun to mix/match so many different types of salsa with both the chips they are served with and your main meal! Really cool ambiance as well!
A1 Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-8976.
A1 Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 122 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.