By: Kara Layher

Kara is a Communications Specialist at Calgary Homeless Foundation.


Finally, Calgarians have a way to simultaneously feast on tacos and give back to their community! Over thirty Calgary and area restaurants are serving up tacos for a good cause this week. YYC Taco Fiesta is a week-long event (Friday April 28th to Sunday May 7th) in support of local businesses and Calgary Charities Kids Up Front and Calgary Homeless Foundation. This is the festival’s second year running, and once again Calgary Homeless Foundation and Kids Up Front will be the charitable recipients. We are incredibly excited to be included again in YYC Taco Fiesta. By receiving proceeds from the festival we can continue to work towards housing more people, building more futures, and saving more lives.

Participating restaurants will offer individual tacos for $4 -$6, or a taco platter from $12-$15, with 15% of the sale from each taco going towards the two charity partners. And the restaurant that raises the greatest funds for charity will receive special recognition.

“YYC Taco Fiesta is the perfect mash up of good food and good will. Not only does it give Calgarians a reason to go dine at some of our city’s best restaurants, it gives an easy outlet for them to give back,” says Cory Chapdelaine, Founder and Organizer of YYC Taco Fiesta.

YYC Taco Fiesta is important to Calgary as it gives Calgarians a chance to connect to their city and community in a fun and unique way. It delivers an easy platform to invest in local businesses while providing a simple and fun way to make a charitable donation. With Calgary’s culinary scene growing, YYC Taco Fiesta celebrates and showcases the talent of local chefs while investing in our local economy – and allows us to eat for a good cause.

“YYC Taco Fiesta would not be possible without the work of the wonderful team we have. The individuals behind this festival are some of Calgary’s most hard-working and thoughtful,” said Cory Chapdelaine, Founder and Organizer of YYC Taco Fiesta.

For more information on YYC Taco Fiesta please visit:, or follow them on social media!


Participating restaurants are:

  • 1410 World Bier Haus
  • 5S17
  • Anejo
  • Austin’s Bar & Grill
  • Bank & Baron P.U.B.
  • Blanco Cantina
  • Blue Star Diner (vegetarian option!)
  • Cannibale
  • Ceili’s (Downtown & 8th Ave)
  • Cilantro
  • Craft Beer Market
  • Dairy Lane Cafe
  • Earls 67
  • Elements Bistro (Delta Calgary DT)
  • Heaven Artisan GF Kitchen (vegan option!)
  • Home & Away
  • Joey’s Seafood Restaurants
  • Joey’s Urban Restaurants
  • MARKET Calgary
  • Midtown Kitchen
  • Native Tongues Taqueria
  • Paper St Food & Drink
  • Roosevelt
  • Salsa Restaurant & Bar
  • Subs ‘n’ Bubbles
  • Tenth Street Landing
  • Tres Marias
  • Trolley 5
  • Tropical Latin Street Food