Antojo Tacos + Tequila

4.4
391 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Welcome to Antojo Tacos+Tequila!

Located in the heart of Halifax’s restaurant and entertainment district, Antojo Tacos + Tequila serves vibrant, Mexican-inspired dishes, plus an impressive collection of tequila and mezcal — all in a stunningly designed, eclectic setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Daily:

Lunch: 11.30am - 4.00pm

Dinner: 4.00pm -10.00pm
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Phone number
(902) 405-2790
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 391 People Are Saying
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4.5
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LO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious in every way. Amazing margaritas. Check them out on Taco Tuesday for mix and match options at only $3 per taco!

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J
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed the grillled octopus and fish tacos! Really tasty and seasoned perfectly.

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SS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We love this place, have been many times. Service was surprisingly poor. We asked for water 4 timeS to go w our drinks and each time the response was “yes right away” never acknowledging we had already asked.

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AN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service and atmosphere were great, but the Friday night crowd at 6:30 was pretty loud. I had the grilled octopus. Very tasty! Half of the tentacles were on the chewy side, (understandable, as I expected this), but the other half were quite tender-a pleasant surprise.
My main was the pork shoulder roasted in banana leaf. It came in a pulled pork style. Very moist, tender and flavourful. Both thumbs up for my courses.
My wife had the BBQ’d chicken. This was very flavourful as well but unfortunately was overdone and dried out. My wife didn’t complain, but just mentioned it to the waitress when she asked how things were. When the waitresses returned, she said she had taken the chicken off the bill! Very nice of her. We’ll be back.
The picture is of the octopus

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LM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was all fab. Great happy hour drinks. Service okay but bills had to be redone 3 times which made us run late for theatre

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MF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

2 kids and 2 adults for a birthday party. Everything was great. Looking forward to returning.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I am always on the hunt for a great margarita and right now, these are the best in Halifax! Great food and atmosphere as well. A lovely addition to Argyle Street!

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KP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Margaritas were Meh- food was cold by the time we received it but great atmosphere. They were extremely busy when theatre was out but they should get in top of that if the want to keep a good rating. See they won Coast award- congrats
I’ll give it another chance.

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FN
Montreal
48 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had to wait for our reserved table for 30 min. Waitress was attentive, knowledgeable & pleasant. Food was great. Would like to see a few less pork dishes...
soup was delicious! Margarita’s were awesome!

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ML
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've lived in Mexico for over 20 years, but originally am from Halifax. I took my two sons, who lived in Mexico until university, and we all said: This is authentic! The variety, the tastes, and the loud music -- all were just like some great places in Mexico. The waitress, Liz, pronounced the menu items in decent Spanish, too! We tried six different plates of tacos, and were all satisfied, both with quantity and quality! I'll be back on my next visit north!

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good. Service was exceptional.
Margaritas a little pricy. $13 and drink was about 8-10 ounces?? Ouch. Tacos very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just experienced my first Taco Tuesday at Antojo's with 4 other friends/work mates and we all L♥VED the tacos! The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. The service was great and the group of us left very satisfied with plans to hopefully return soon - thank you ! ☺

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We were really disappointed with our experience at Antojo. The food was fine but it was everything else that was lacking. We wanted to have a glass of wine

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HM
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were at Antojos for dinner with business associates and had a great time.
The only moderate complaint is that they made a mistake with my meal but they quickly fixed it.

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E
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Was a loud busy night, but I don't mind the energy as long you don't have to yell to hear each other across the table... But we did. They could adjust the music level a bit to help. The table we were at was wide as well so you feel far away from the person across. Service was slow but they were very apologetic and it was packed. Food never disappoints. Drinks are super expensive... Not sure if they are worth it...

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KN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

My husband and I went on a Friday night before a comedy show. We had made a reservation so were seated immediately. The décor was fun. Loved the artwork. We found the music too loud and thought Spanish music would have been more fun and appropriate for the setting. Service was quick and efficient but not that friendly. All the right questions were asked but we didn't get the feeling that the servers really cared about what we thought. (We only had positive comments.) The presentation of the food was spot on. The food was good. Not bad but not amazing either. I always rate a restaurant based on whether or not I could make the same thing at home just as well. We appreciated the warm, soft tacos and the complimentary chips and salsa. We both had pork tacos as a main course. They were good but not something I haven't made just as well at home. A little more enthusiasm and friendliness may have tipped the scale in favour of wanting to return.

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S
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the upbeat vibe and atmosphere. Our waitress was very attentive but not annoying and really sweet. I've been here several times and always get the same thing ( chicken tacos) they're delicious. Love it here. Well done!

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K
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great meal and experience! only reason for 4 / 5 stars was because everything came out together - complimentary chips/salsa (yummy!), soup, and tacos!!! tacos were cold and had soaked through the shell by the time we got to them! However, flavors were fantastic as was our waitress!

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PG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service and friendly staff. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and Mexican food in general. She came back several times to check to see if we needed anything. Service was fast and the food was what we expected. Waitress turned down the music when we asked for a quieter place to sit. Other staff were helpful and friendly. The four of us all had different tacos and we all liked our choices. I had the deep fried Cauliflower Tacos and the guacamole dish--both were delicious.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love going to Antojos for special occasions. I love introducing people to the restaurant and enjoying the food and drinks with others.

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HW
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The décor was very well done and the seating was comfortable. However, I was disappointed in the limited menu. The Guacamole was amazing but the Tacos were just ok. I will probably not return as there are other restaurants that serve authentic Mexican cuisine for a lower price point; the quality would be the same and the flavour better.

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DO
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second visit, and I enjoyed it even more than the first visit. The chips and salsa are my favourite and I loved that the staff kept refilling our chips without us asking. I had the corn on the cob (so delicious) and the beer battered cauliflower- yummy and filling. I will be back again for sure

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and awesome spot to celebrate a birthday! Food was a bit slow this visit, but was great when it arrived.

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RW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This was not my first visit to Antojo and it did not disappoint. We were a group of four and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The food was fresh, hot and savoury. Perhaps the best element is that this is a much more authentic version of Mexican food. Not some sort of chain Tex/Mex approach or Americanized Mexican food. One diner had the Vuelve a la Vida Ceviche and declared it to be as good as anything she has had in Mexico; she was exceptionally happy with her choice and it was the standout of the evening. The Tequila and Mezcal list is quite deep and the Bozal Ensamble was delicious. Our server seemed a bit overtasked but that is only a minor criticism. I will most assuredly be back.

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CB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

we love this place. tuna ceviche was too spicy and the special took an hour to arrive. staff was great at mitigating though and overall we thought they did a great job with a busy restaurant. more attention to spice level ( we love it hot but tuna was not edible) however thevstaff, chef and experience made up for it and overall we had a great experience. well done and we would reocommend to anyone

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service!

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EK
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. Very attentive and personable. The food was perfect, as always.

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BH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome like always! We have gone on many occasions! Date night with my husband, work outing, girls night out! I love the pork and pineapple tacos. The fish tacos are amazing too. The chips and different dips are so so tasty, and i of course love the tequila drinks!

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! We came for a birthday and have been going to 3-4 different places, per year, for about 3 years and this is the first place to identify the birthday-person. What made it so special for us what that when we ordered a small dish to share for desert they told us (afterwards) that it was on the house! That made us feel very special and by telling us afterwards, we had already picked something we wanted, without feeling obligated to pick something because it would be free.

The whole evening was exciting, energetic but not noisy enough that we couldn't have a regular conversation, colourful, tasty, and fun. I'm so glad we chose Antojo's as a birthday location! I'll be happy to suggest it for future get-togethers!

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GF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

This was my second time at this restaurant and the service was the same each time, aweful.
I booked well in advance as this was my anniversary with my wife.
The restaurant wasn’t busy at all and while we sat and waited for over fifteen minutes for service, we were observing half of the staff just hanging out and joking. I’ll never go back and I’ll advise all of my associates to go elsewhere

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T
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a reservation for 2, and were a little disappointed to be sat right by the door and not in a nicer spot further in the resturant. Otherwise,the service was amazing, server was knowledgeable, food was great and portions were good for the price.

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CR
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We went on a Tuesday which means taco Tuesday! They are busy!
Expect your food to be slow, and service to be the same.
I’m glad they supply every table with hot sauce, however labels would be appreciated!
The fish taco needs the most hot sauce! Zero flavour besides oil.

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N
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was an enjoyable lunch. The waitress was excellent. Tried some grasshoppers and thought they were tasty. The fish taco could have been fresher. The rest of the meal was very good. Churros were lovely.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome place, love the food. Favorite place to eat. Never had bad service or food. Can't wait to go back... again.

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HF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very pleasant surprise and we will definetly will return. Excellent food , service, and atmosphere.

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great spot just find the service is hit or miss with them depending who you get which can lead to either an awesome meal or a bad one.

Food is always amazing because of flavour but needs to come out much hotter than it normally does (Luke warm)

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GC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Respectfully suggest 1 or two more vegan options could be added. Grateful they accommodate it with nuch of their food as it is! This is one of the best places in Halifax.

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JD
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food was good. Nicely presented and server was excellent. Very nice décor.
Music is way too loud for conversation.

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TC
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had quite a long wait before our reserved table was ready for us, and there was some confusions among tables, and the food took a long time to get to us, however, our waitress went above and beyond to make up for the slowness. The food, drinks, and ambiance was amazing! Can’t thank our waitress enough for making our night out a great one.

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KC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Party of 6 .
Booking reservations online was very easy
Everyone in our party loved their food and drink choices including those who took the waitress recommendation.
Pacing of drinks, appetizers and main course was very good.
Atmosphere was great

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