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bestlist MEXICAN Burrito Del Rio 433 River Ave, 204-415‐5600; 775 Corydon Ave, 204‐414‐2440. This Tex-Mex eatery offers madeto-order favourites, including fajitas, burritos and quesadillas. Try unique garnishes like lime sour cream and chilli-roasted corn. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Carlos & Murphy’s 129 Osborne St, 204-284‐3510. Serves Mexican cantina food such as taco salads, hot wings, chimichangas, heaping Carlos nachos and renowned iced margaritas. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Don Pedro’s Authentic Mexican Grill 114 Market Ave, 204‐956‐7465. Tuck into a menu full of authentic Mexican treats. This heritage space is decorated with eye-catching souvenirs from south of the border. WA, LP, IA, M, V PUB/CANTINA Barley Brothers 655 Empress St, 204‐772‐2337; 2005 Pembina Hwy, 204- 691-3300. This 180-seat restaurant celebrates good brews with over 65 varieties and a menu designed with beer in mind. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V. Billabong Gastropub 121-D Osborne St, 204‐452‐1019. Aussie-influenced grub, like kangaroo nachos, in a lively atmosphere with adjacent dining room. Down under dishes interpreted with Manitoba ingredients. LP, A, IA, M, V. Cornerstone 93 Osborne St, 204‐505‐7772. Smart bar food has gained quick popularity. Au courant menu items like pork belly and fried chicken báhn mì are highlights. WA, LP, IA, A, M, V MAW’S Eatery & Bar 111 Princess St, 204‐421‐6297. Comfy chairs and a billiard table make lingering easy. Tuck into smart pub fare or pop by the adjacent beer hall for a pint. LP, IA, A, V, M Tavern United 1824 Pembina Hwy, 204-261‐4233; 345 Graham Ave, 204-944‐0022; 2100 McPhillips St, 204‐633‐0024; 826 Regent Ave, 204‐224‐1681. Contemporary English sports pub. Downtown location offers three floors of sports themed fun. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V REGIONAL/CANADIAN Blaze Bistro Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave, 204‐944‐7259. With a Manitoba Tyndall-stone fireplace at its heart, the scene is well set for contemporary urban prairie cuisine. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 46 ciao! / june/july / two thousand fifteen