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2116 – 4th Street SW, #2
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587.353.2656

Añejo Restaurant

Four amigos. Passion for food. All gently “aged” in the industry.

Great fresh authentic Mexican food with a modern twist, coupled with a well-researched Tequila list in a beautiful Mexican inspired room. The province of Jalisco is the inspiration behind our Tacos Pastore, fresh ceviche and Guacamole and Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar and prepared table-side.

To ensure that we bring our patrons the finest Mexican dining experience, the four amigos traveled to Guadalajara to research source beautiful pieces with which to furnish the new restaurant that captured the essence of Mexico and its flavours. We had the fortunate luck to have David Luna, a world renowned designer and artist as our guide. David also owns an exquisite restaurant in Guadalajara; Restaurante Casa Luna, where our Executive Chef Kevin Hill had been invited and had the providential opportunity to cook with David and his chefs to bring you the flavours of the region.

Añejo serves over 100 Tequilas at their establishment.

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93
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96  (1)
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94  (1)
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90  (1)
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92  (1)
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93  (1)
Was in Calgary on Business and I searched the internet for reviews on a decent Mexican place and I can up with Anejo. The reviews I read where mixed, but decided to take the plunge and go with an open mind. It only takes one thing to turn dining out into a negative experience. The place was busy and the only tables available where not really conducive to a meal more like a lounge area to drink and chat, so we opted for seats at the bar and for me I think it was the best choice as I am a Tequila Nerd and I think these guys may just have the title for biggest Tequila selection in a Bar/Restaurant in Canada(but don't quote me on that one)I am guessing about 150 brands/ages.(they had the blanco/Repo/Anejo of allot of brands of 100% agave) I was also impressed by their Margarita even though I did not taste is. They told me they made their house Margarita with Lime/Lemon juice, agave nectar, Cazadores blanco, and triple sec. Just like I make at home minus the Triple sec and I usually use a slightly better tequila but at least they are using a 100% agave tequila in their margs and that’s a hard thing to find in Canada. To eat I had the Tortilla soup which was hot and tastie, and I ordered a Taco Trio of Beef short ribs, Adobe pork and Crispy Red snapper. I liked the snapper the best. Not bad at all but they used flour shells, corn would have been a nice option and chopped cilantro on them would have been better than the raw sprig on top so the flavor was in every bite. Came with three salsas one of which was a Pico de gallo(bonus). One of my dinner companions also had table side mixed Guacamole, another nice addition. It was good and fresh but a little bland IMHO. Some more spices and extra lime juice would have tuned it to my taste buds, and maybe caramelized onion. The bar tenders had a decent knowledgeable on Tequila and had a keen interest in the spirit. Franz was great to talk to and graciously made recommendations on his favourites. We had a good time, the staff at the bar where attentive and engaging; the food was fresh and tastie and they have the biggest selection of Tequila in a Bar I have seen in Canada, and they make a pure margarita. The Tequila prices are reasonable for 100% agave in Canada. If I find myself In Calgary again Anejo will be on my dining list again. Next time I think I will try the Molcajete, that looked interesting.
Overall rating 
 
93
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
96
Food 
 
94
Price 
 
90
Knowledge - Service 
 
92
Ambiance 
 
93
Reviewed by wichie13 November 04, 2012
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Was in Calgary on Business and I searched the internet for reviews on a decent Mexican place and I can up with Anejo. The reviews I read where mixed, but decided to take the plunge and go with an open mind. It only takes one thing to turn dining out into a negative experience. The place was busy and the only tables available where not really conducive to a meal more like a lounge area to drink and chat, so we opted for seats at the bar and for me I think it was the best choice as I am a Tequila Nerd and I think these guys may just have the title for biggest Tequila selection in a Bar/Restaurant in Canada(but don't quote me on that one)I am guessing about 150 brands/ages.(they had the blanco/Repo/Anejo of allot of brands of 100% agave) I was also impressed by their Margarita even though I did not taste is. They told me they made their house Margarita with Lime/Lemon juice, agave nectar, Cazadores blanco, and triple sec. Just like I make at home minus the Triple sec and I usually use a slightly better tequila but at least they are using a 100% agave tequila in their margs and that’s a hard thing to find in Canada. To eat I had the Tortilla soup which was hot and tastie, and I ordered a Taco Trio of Beef short ribs, Adobe pork and Crispy Red snapper. I liked the snapper the best. Not bad at all but they used flour shells, corn would have been a nice option and chopped cilantro on them would have been better than the raw sprig on top so the flavor was in every bite. Came with three salsas one of which was a Pico de gallo(bonus). One of my dinner companions also had table side mixed Guacamole, another nice addition. It was good and fresh but a little bland IMHO. Some more spices and extra lime juice would have tuned it to my taste buds, and maybe caramelized onion. The bar tenders had a decent knowledgeable on Tequila and had a keen interest in the spirit. Franz was great to talk to and graciously made recommendations on his favourites. We had a good time, the staff at the bar where attentive and engaging; the food was fresh and tastie and they have the biggest selection of Tequila in a Bar I have seen in Canada, and they make a pure margarita. The Tequila prices are reasonable for 100% agave in Canada. If I find myself In Calgary again Anejo will be on my dining list again. Next time I think I will try the Molcajete, that looked interesting.

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