Tacos, Good Times & GIANT Margaritas Await You
If you haven’t been to Tropical on 17th yet, you’re missing out on some amazing authentic Latin food, hanging out in a beautifully decorated space, and drinking the biggest margaritas you’ve ever seen. They’re kind of a hole-in-the-wall gem restaurant, located at 17th AVE and 14th ST SW, directly next door to McDonald’s with a small patio out front. They’re family owned and operated and have been in Calgary for years, just moving into this space a couple years ago. They’ve got several TVs, upbeat music, and a big selection of creative cocktails.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. We’ve teamed up with Tropical to give away 2x $50 gift cards, and tell you guys about their digs. One gift card on our IG, one on our FB. See below for details. Best of luck!
The Food & Drinks At Tropical
Tropical on 17th is known for their humongous specialty margaritas, $2.50 tacos on Tuesdays/Thursdays, and fancy bulldogs.
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Their nachos are also gigantic and come with a choice of toppings you’d expect, beef, chicken, etc. In this picture I opted for the beef. The nachos themselves are baked and crunchy, loved them. In addition, at each table you’ll find an assortment of hot sauces ranging from tolerable to omg that’s so hot.
Tropical on 17th Daily Specials
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday Tacos Guisados $2.50
- Wednesday 35 cent BBQ wings (Tamarindo, Habanero, Valentina, Lime)
- Thursday Tacos Guisados $2.50
- Friday All tropical cocktails $10, until 9 PM
- Saturday $5 off giant margaritas
- Sunday Closed during winter
Ever had a Mexican bulldog — from a watermelon? How about a sipping a cocktail from a pineapple? Tropical specializes in doing things big, authentic, and fun. They light some of them on fire.
Tropical 2019 NYE Party
Want to kick off the new year with a spicy bang? Tropical will be hosting their 6th annual NYE dinner/party on December 31st. Dinner is from 6 – 9 PM, then it’s party time till 2:30 AM.
- Dinner and Party package: Taco fiesta platter or fritanga platter , complementary drink, midnight champagne, party favours, souvenirs, and ENTRANCE FEE. $45
- Party only : $15 pre sale (tickets available in our website ) $20 at the door Includes souvenirs and a glass of champagne
- Get tickets here
Win A Tropical On 17th Gift Card (ENDED)
As we’re giving away 2x $50 gift cards, one on our Facebook page and one on our Instagram account, you can totally win both! Imagine how many tacos and bulldogs that’d buy.
Facebook Follow/Like @Tropicalyyc Like & share the contest post Tag a friend in the comments (unlimited entries, one per line)
Instagram Follow @Tropicalyyc Follow @Crackmacs Like the contest post Tag a friend in the comments (unlimited entries, one per line)
Contest runs until December 22nd 2019, 10:00 PM Calgary time. 2x winners will be randomly selected and will each receive a $50 gift card to Tropical on 17th. Best of luck!
Their food is incredible, their giant cocktails are crazy, their atmosphere will make you feel like you’re actually in South America. Really, really recommend trying the nachos. All of the staff are really nice, service is just as good as the food.
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