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“Best Mexican food we've found in Canada”

Quilas Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 342 Restaurants in Kamloops
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food we've found in Canada”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We love good Mexican food and had almost given up on getting the real thing in Canada. Last winter we were in Yuma Arizona where we've been able to get the good stuff before. Not so much this year. Well, we found ourselves in Kamloops and remembered we'd had pretty good luck at Quilas before and decided to do it again. And this time it was even better. My husband ordered the chicken enchiladas and I ordered the fish tacos. We shared our main courses and had an amazingly great dinner. We both preferred the fish tacos but the chicken enchiladas were good too. The refried beans still have some substance rather than being a liquid goo - they were yummy. Round out the meal with a Corona and a Margarita and we were two happy campers. The place was quite busy - it was Friday night. Would recommend a reservation.

  • Visited August 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average food, relatively slow service”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

My girlfriend and I went here on a Saturday night and were not blown away by the food. It was perfectly adequate but lacked a bit of oomph. Have definitely had more exciting mexican meals. Also the service was relatively slow despite the fact a lot of tables had already finished their meals. Overall, perfectly average and probably represents the price you pay.

Visited August 2014
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Kamloops, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Loved it!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner with my friends, the food and staff were great and Delmys, the owner even stopped by our table too welcome us. How nice is that!

  • Visited July 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Quick and clean”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Very nice service, lovely food and a nice atmosphere. Liked the fact that we could add extra pickles etc.

Visited June 2014
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Shanghai, China
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and margaritas”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We walked around Victoria Street in the afternoon, looking for a restaurant for dinner. After two weeks of West-Coast food, we were craving something "foreign". After spotting Quilas, we made a reservation for that night, although that wasn't really needed. The restaurant itself isn't huge, but has that nice, homey Mexican feel to it. Our nice waitress from Latvia was attentive throughout the night, and we even got a quick visit from the lovely owner!

As for the food itself, it was divine and not too heavy. We were given a basket of fresh warm nachos with home-made salsa while we were looking over the menu, which is unusual for West-Canada but much appreciated, seeing as they were delicious! Three of us had the margarita, which was probably the best one I've ever had (and I drink a lot of margaritas!). For starters, we shared the nachos locos and the home-made guacamole, which is made right at your table and served with fresh tortilla chips. Both appetisers were excellent! As for our main course, two of us had the rancheros quesadillas (yummy), one the chicken fajitas (great) and the fourth member of our party had the stuffed pepper (very nice). We did not go home hungry!

If you're looking for a nice Mexican eatery in Kamloops, look no further!

Visited July 2014
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