At the bottom end of Main Street opposite The Wood is a little Mexican restaurant called Aroma.
It is run by a local Mexican family & we had a good meal there last night, it was a quiet Thursday night in the shoulder season & the place was not so busy.
The food was good, interesting fresh flavours & pretty authentic, although in hindsight I should have taken up the option on the menu to have the heat increased to Mexican standards.
The guacamole was homemade & tasty with freshly fried tortilla crisps as an accompaniment. My Azteca soup was lovely, vibrant & generously portioned.
I had the Tampiquena for a main, it was a really carefully cooked piece of steak with a ton of flavour & perfect texture, my wife had the Flautas which again was well presented & bursting with flavour.
Having so often been disapointed with Mexican food in Canada & back in the UK - we are thrilled to have this little restaurant in our neighbourhood.
Service was friendly & informative. After the previously poor places that filled this unit, this is a great addition to the Canmore dining scene.
We paid around $80 with tip for starters, main & drinks - reasonably priced for the quality & amount of food.
Perhaps the only criticism is the decor is a bit bland, but this is a hangover from the Albanian(!) & British places that were here before.
We ended up at the new Sage Bistro wine bar, lovely spot for a post dinner drink & the menu there looks very inviting. Must go back soon to check this place out properly.
The Quarry has an international dinner series coming up which looks fun & with many restaurants offering deals to Canmore residents at the moment, the scene is - by Canmore standards - buzzing at the moment!
1712 HWY 1A, Canmore, AB T1W 2X3, CA