Mag’s 99 is a Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina in Squamish just on the highway. If you’ve driven past Squamish, it is most likely you would have noticed their signs with phrases that change often. I’ve passed by a few times, but I didn’t make a visit till now. Since we were going North, I missed the turn to go into the parking lot, so I ended up making a large detour to get back to Mag’s 99. You definitely want to pay attention so you don’t have to end up making illegal U-turns.
Once I found my way back to their parking lot, I was so excited to go inside their red and yellow building. There was a good amount of parking here and since I went around noon, it wasn’t too busy.
The interior is structured like a fast food restaurant where you order up at the counter. In fact, it was used to be a KFC/Tacobell.
At the front, you’ll find condiments, napkins and water.
4 piece snack pack comes with a drink and fries. We also asked them to upgrade our fries to a poutine. The chicken gravy and cheese curds on the crisp fries were so addictive. It’s a nice change to see a poutine made with chicken gravy.
The seasoning on the crisp chicken skin was nice and flavourful. Certain pieces like the breast were a bit dry. Best to stick with dark meat if possible.
Chimichanga Loco is a deep fried burrito and it looks like a beast. It is wrapped with a flour tortilla and inside it has pork, Spanish corn rice, pico de gallo, jack cheese, and baja sauce smothered in chipotle cream sauce.
It was really large and will definitely fill you up. We ended up sharing this among our group.
Overall, the service was meh, but the food was a nice surprise. Dark meat is best for their chicken as it is a bit more moist. The chimichanga is huge and satisfying for those who want a huge meal.
Also, their wall is filled with super cool art.
We Rate Mags 99:
1584 Hwy 99, Squamish, BC