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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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. C

    Colleend

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Large group from across the country in town for the weekend
  3. R

    Rebz

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming here because the food is always AMAZING and everyone is so helpful and welcoming!
  4. CH

    ChristineH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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
  5. E

    Evox984

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service for my birthday!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    Food wasn’t very good, but service was excellent!
  7. H

    Hutch

    Calgary

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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
  8. CG

    CityGal

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    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!
  9. C

    Calgary

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome night! Great food, fun conversation with our waiter and the owner! Love this place for a casual low key dinner out!
  10. KT

    KrisT

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing - very quiet tho - we were the only table there. Service awesome too!
  11. DR

    DebbieR

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    I thought it was quite overpriced for a basic Mexican dish.
  12. N

    Nicol

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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! 😊
  13. BK

    BrandiK

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We will never go back. Terribly slow service, mediocre food and unable to accommodate even the most simple requests. Would not recommend. Very disappointed.
  14. F

    Frank

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, really enjoyed the food and margaritas
  15. R

    Red90

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    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.
  16. MH

    MarkH

    Calgary

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food.
  17. H

    Hutch

    Calgary

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    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
  18. LS

    LoriS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    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
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing, food was incredible. Can’t wait to go again soon!
  21. K

    Kated

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small friendly restaurant in Bowness. Delicious $5 Dos Equis and chicken enchiladas with mole. Yum!
  22. T

    Tgal

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and nice patio.
  23. PW

    PrairieWind

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy both the simple yet authentic atmosphere at this Bowness location. The food is always good and enjoyable.
  24. LR

    LoriR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Second time back & will definitely come again (all the way from the deep S.E.)!
  26. H

    Hutch

    Calgary

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    Service deteriorated as restaurant became busy. Could have used more staff. Meal selection needs to be upgraded. Still a good place for family meals
  27. AH

    AnitaH

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    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.
  28. J

    Jayman

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was good. Service was slow and it wasn’t overly busy.
  29. DM

    DavidM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The portions appeared to be smaller than the last time I was there, however, it was still quite good.
  30. TG

    ToddG

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really enjoyed it and found out about their place in Inglewood, Friday jazz nights. Looking forward to it!
  31. LM

    LauraM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always good food. Friendly, helpful staff. We'll be back.
  33. H

    Hutch

    Calgary

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Meal was very good Newly renovated made restaurant more open and family friendly. Good value for the money. Highly recommend. Will be back soon
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an awesome independent restaurant! Another great little gem in Bowness.

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.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


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

  • 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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