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Salt & Pepper - Bowness, Calgary, AB

Salt & Pepper - Bowness

4.1
4.1
34 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
Salt & Pepper Restaurante Mexicano in Bowness is an authentic Mexican eating experience not to be missed. Founded by Silvio Solano, a Mexican native, the goal of Salt & Pepper is to bring the feel and flavor of Mexico closer to home. Indoor and outdoor seating with pops of bright color allow guests to enjoy great Mexican food all year round in a classic Mexican atmosphere. With more than 25 years of experience, the food at Salt & Pepper is always excellent and always authentic. You will want to try the chilaquiles al estilo samborns created by baking layers of tortilla, cheese, chicken and tomato sauce with crema.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 247-4402
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Bowness
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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34 Reviews
  1. Colleend

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, and the food was very tasty. I could have just used a little more of it, though. Serving size want huge and I was still hungry afterwards, which is not common for me.

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  2. SueS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Large group from across the country in town for the weekend

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  3. Rebz

    Calgary

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here because the food is always AMAZING and everyone is so helpful and welcoming!

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  4. ChristineH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. The menu items didn't immediately jump off the page at us, but once our food arrived, it was great. We were able to easily accommodate a vegetarian and two diners who are diabetic. Love the expanded restaurant: much roomier and brighter. The owner was also our waiter and he stopped to chat frequently, and that helped make our evening. I'd go again and I'd recommend the place. Chris

    1 person found this helpful

  5. Evox984

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service for my birthday!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food wasn’t very good, but service was excellent!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. Hutch

    Calgary

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent All staff friendly and attentive to our needs. The owner made a point to visit with us The food was well prepared and was served hot from the kitchen. The margaritas were the best. It was just like being in Mexico except it was only +5 degrees

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  8. CityGal

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good, however, it was served on cold plates which made our food cool down quickly. Unfortunately, the atmosphere and music was lacking and didn’t have a Mexican/Latin vibe and the hostess was not very attentive. The best part was our server - he was friendly and enthusiastic!

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  9. Calgary

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome night! Great food, fun conversation with our waiter and the owner! Love this place for a casual low key dinner out!

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  10. KrisT

    Calgary

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing - very quiet tho - we were the only table there. Service awesome too!

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  11. DebbieR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    I thought it was quite overpriced for a basic Mexican dish.

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  12. Snic

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alfonso was amazing!!! Very hospitable!! A great room for date night or a night out with friends. Will recommend to everyone!! Thanks for your little special touches and a lovely evening Alfonso! 😊

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  13. BrandiK

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We will never go back. Terribly slow service, mediocre food and unable to accommodate even the most simple requests. Would not recommend. Very disappointed.

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  14. Frank

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, really enjoyed the food and margaritas

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  15. Red90

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I've been there many times over the years and hopefully it was just a bad day and not a sign of a declining business. The drinks were a good fifteen minutes and the food took nearly an hour after that to arrive and it was not hot. They got one dish wrong and managed to find the right one in three minutes, so I have no clue what is going on back there. The server was rarely seen. I thought they used to bring chips and salsa while you waited. Nothing this time. Then, as we were waiting to pay, the server told us her life story for ten minutes. It was a bit strange. Price was decent. Food was okay. Servings seemed small.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. MarkH

    Calgary

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food.

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  17. Hutch

    Calgary

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great Server was friendly and chatty. Food was very good . It arrived piping hot and was very tasty. Good spot for great Mexican Ffod

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  18. LoriS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely authentic mexican food. Friendly service but it was slow. Quite pricey for what i got. Husbands order was wrong but they did comp dessert. Overall the food was good

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday, they were great! Treated us like royalty, gave a huge piece of delicious chocolate cake and sang happy birthday. Will definitely go back, food was delicious as well!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was amazing, food was incredible. Can’t wait to go again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Kated

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small friendly restaurant in Bowness. Delicious $5 Dos Equis and chicken enchiladas with mole. Yum!

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Tgal

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and nice patio.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. PrairieWind

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy both the simple yet authentic atmosphere at this Bowness location. The food is always good and enjoyable.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. LoriR

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I enjoyed the ambiance of the old Salt and Pepper before the renovations. It didn’t feel or look like an authentic Mexican Restaurant. The food and service was very good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time back & will definitely come again (all the way from the deep S.E.)!

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  26. Hutch

    Calgary

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service deteriorated as restaurant became busy. Could have used more staff. Meal selection needs to be upgraded. Still a good place for family meals

    1 person found this helpful

  27. AnitaH

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my first time back to Salt & Pepper since the renovations. I feel S&P has lost some of the ambience it used to have. I had made a reservation ahead of time and when we arrived, we were seated at a high table near the bar (and garage style door- that was cold) instead of a lower table. Service was disappointing....server wasn’t overly engaging or attentive. When it came for the bill I had to ask him twice and then another server walking by to finally get my bill. Food....it was tasty however the prices have gone up significantly. $18.95 for 3 narrow enchiladas with rice & refried beans. There was no complimentary chips and salsa. I used to really enjoy supporting local and dining at S&P. There’s so many other great Mexican places in Calgary that it’ll be awhile before I come back to S&P.

    2 people found this helpful

  28. Jayman

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Service was slow and it wasn’t overly busy.

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  29. DavidM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The portions appeared to be smaller than the last time I was there, however, it was still quite good.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. ToddG

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed it and found out about their place in Inglewood, Friday jazz nights. Looking forward to it!

    1 person found this helpful

  31. LauraM

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience whether its a nice relaxing lunch or a lovely delicious dinner. The food & service have never disappointed. Prices are reasonable, plenty of parking and a lovely patio. The new decor is refreshing and inviting. We've been going to this restaurant for several years and it's always been a delight. Enjoyed a quiet NYE dinner & had the pleasure to meet the owner. A lovely & memorable evening!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food. Friendly, helpful staff. We'll be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. Hutch

    Calgary

    111 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was very good Newly renovated made restaurant more open and family friendly. Good value for the money. Highly recommend. Will be back soon

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an awesome independent restaurant! Another great little gem in Bowness.

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FAQs

Salt & Pepper - Bowness offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 247-4402.

Salt & Pepper - Bowness is rated 4.1 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Salt & Pepper - Bowness

6515 Bowness Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0E8

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bowness
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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