Sal Y Limon is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Vancouver. Located on the corner between Kingsway and Fraser – across from Osteria Savio Volpe and Matchstick Coffee Roasters. This unassuming restaurant offers hearty burritos, tortas, tacos, quesadillas, huaraches, taquitos and more. Aside from […]
Breakfast Tacos! I love tacos. I love breakfast. So I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make tacos for breakfast! It really is so simple. And so delicious! I am not totally hooked! Making tacos for breakfast is so easy. It is […]
La Mezcaleria in Gastown (and Commercial Drive) is one of my favorite Mexican joint in Vancouver. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard La Mezcal was offering Brunch Wednesday to Sunday until 3pm! No more rushing to wake up on the weekend just to sneak in a benny before 1pm! Let’s face it, I was never an early riser!
Agua de Marco 6: Coconut water, pineapple, orange and passion fruit. Non-alcoholic and taste like a pina colada with orange juice! (LHS)
A boozey mimosa type alcoholic drink (RHS).
Guacamole and Chips 10: avocado, cilantro, onion, tomato and jalapeno. So good, I don’t even want to share!
Ceviche Callejero 12: seasonal fish cured in lime with tomato, onion, jalapeno and cilantros.
Both served with crispy chips!
Add on the side some crispy pork belly, extra refried beans or even some smoked bacon!
Huevos Divorciados: Best of two options with these “divorced eggs”. Two corn tortillas, two sunny side up eggs, one topped with salsa ranchera and another topped with salsa verde. “Divorced” by refried black beans and finished with queso fresco, cilantro and crispy bacon. Add extra egg, hash browns, bacon or even guac. Trust me this dish fills you up!
Chilaquiles Tradicionales 12: This vegetarian dish is made with house tortilla chips smothered in salsa verde with refried black beans and a sunny side up egg. Topped with crema, queso fresco, sliced white onion and cilantro. Added pork belly!
Salmon con Tequila Benny 16: Toasted English muffin topped with tequila and citrus cured Ocean Wise salmon, two poached eggs and chipotle hollandaise. Served with seasonal greens, caramelized onions and garlic oil has browns. If you don’t like your eggs overcooked. Be sure to tell them if you prefer, soft, medium or hard poached eggs!
3pm Brunch is easy peasy lemony squeezy! See you there!
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin America
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
68 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1K2
Between December 8 – 10, Sabores CDMX events and Mexico City Flavor will see three of Mexico City’s top chefs take over the kitchens of three Vancouver restaurants: Chef Andrea Carlson’s Burdock & Co. will host Chef Mario Espinosa; Cacao’s Chef Jefferson Alvarez will cook with Chef Gerardo Vázquez […]
La Mezcaleria took over Nicli’s Next Door in Gastown at 68 East Cordova. Expanding from their Commercial Drive location, the menu will expand to allow more family style and a mezcal bar. The space itself is gorgeous – exposed brick and high ceilings. To bring the ceiling […]
Tacoreano Coquitlam Centre is a new Korean fusion taco restaurant dishing out tacos, quesadillas and fresh kimchi rice bowls. The store is just a block away from Coquitlam Centre on #100-2970 Glen Drive next to Browns Social House, Delicious Pho and Ninja Bubble. Tacoreano took open the pet store and it’s amazing how they transformed the space to a kitchen and a hip taco joint! I’m just really glad Coquitlam now has good tacos and we don’t have to drive out to Tacofino every single time.
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I like their tabasco and hot sauce wall. There’s a lot to choose from: mild, spicy, burning hell. They probably have some resiniferatoxin on Scoville heat chart. I like to stick to what I know.
We ordered one of each to get a good idea what we like.
Tacoreano Taco Menu
Tacos: one for $6 | two for $10
Chicken: spicy chicken marinated in Korean seasoning, cabbage, pickled daikon, kaiware, gonchujang aioli
Beef: thinly sliced rib-eye beef marinated in soy based korean seasoning, cabbage, salsa fresca, kimchi and sriracha mayo
Pork: Korean spiced pork jowl marinated with red pepper paste, cabbage, salsa, pickled daikon, miso crema. A truer to Korean fusion taco with signature pork jowls.
Tuna: albacore tuna poke, romaine, wakame, ginger, wasabi mayonesa. I like this light yet flavorful taco. I also liked that the fish was not deep fried like pescados and retained its own natural sweetness.
Beef Kimchi Rice bowl 10.75: thin sliced rib eye beef marinated in soy based Korean seasoning with sriracha mayo. Again it is similar to the beef tacos we had earlier. It also reminds me of Bulgogi BBQ. The rice bowl comes with romaine lettuce, fresh kimchi, cucumber slaw, pickled daikon, salsa fresca topping, chogochujang sauce and garnished with kaiware sprouted daikon radish seeds.
Cuisine: Korean, Mexican, Tacos Fusion
Tue 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
2970 Glen Dr #100, Coquitlam, BC V3B 0C4
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Tacofino has expanded from a food truck to multiple locations East Hastings Tacofino Commissary, Victoria, and now Gastown. Tacofino Gastown location has both the Taco Bar (entrance via Blood Alley Square) and the Burrito Bar (entrance via 15 West Cordova). Depending if you feel like fast […]
Tacofino started out as a food truck that I was rarely able to eat. I hated the fact I no longer worked downtown and missed out on life’s great moments. Tacofino Commissary Vancouver is located on East Hastings kiddie corner to infamous pulled pork pancakes at Red Wagon, best minced pork and egg foo yung at Le Do and traditional Hanoi flavors at Mr. Red Cafe Vietnamese restaurants. Lunch menu features 2 for $10 tacos, $6 RAD caesar and $10 Beer growlitas. Tacofino is also located in Gastown Blood Alley, Tofino, and Victoria.
The sun finally came out on Sunday and we picked the window seat. The sunlight was a bit harsh but I’m not complaining. I love the tacos here at Tacofino Comissionary. Each tacos are perfectly prepared and seasoned with bright and delicious ingredients. It’s no wonder there are constant line ups.
SUMMER SQUASH AND POTATO: leek, lacinato kale, cheddar, chili crema, and salsa fresca
PORK JOWL: cabbage, fried shallot, pineapple, sriracha. Pork jowl tacos is my favorite and is the one I will order again and again. And again.
ALBACORE TUNA: soy, sesame, wakame, ginger, wasabi mayo. This is perfect for the asian palette. I love the white pickled ginger, wakame seaweed and fatty albacore tuna.
FISH: crispy ling cod, cabbage, chipotle mayo, salsa fresca
Each taco is $6 and it’s a great dinner option when you want variety. During dinner time we highly recommend the grilled octopus salad with crispy yucca, market greens, avocado jalapeno crema, lime pepper aioli, and spicy chili oi. The Tater Tots are great alternative to poutine and even more awesome after a few drinks. Full of chorizo verde, cheddar curds, fundido, crema, and salsa fresca.
Tacofino Commissary Vancouver
Cuisine: Mexican, Tacos
Mon 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
2327 E Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1V6
In the back alley of Blood Alley you can watch fights break out over an umbrella, grab a tasting flight at Salt Tasting Room, or grab some affordable Mexi-Cali-style food and drinks. This hot pink flamingo restaurant is perfect for your night cap, a pre-and […]
Thank goodness we came here just 5 minutes before the rush of lunch madness. Any later than we would’ve been waiting in line like the fine people of Vancouver. Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of its first to open in downtown Vancouver. The space […]
Although there are many locations for La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop, my favorite remains with the one on Cambie and Broadway. 1) It is convenient. A few steps away my salon and barely 5 mins walk away from Tenth Church. 2) The decor and art is beautiful (I never really picked up on this until one rainy night). 3) Great cheap eats!
Meat tacos $2.50 each or $9.50 for 4… Remember to like them on Facebook – often times they will hosts specials and you will get the 5th taco for free!.
There is a great selection and sometimes it stumps us which one to order. But we always find joy in their De Cachete (braised beef cheeks); Carnitas (pork confit); Tinga de Pollo (chicken with chorizo); and Pescado (fish). Their soft tacos is always my favorite.
Carnitas (pork confit) with red pickled onions. There wasn’t a lot of pork flavor and shallowed in comparison to the De Cachete, but it is still very tender and moist.
De Cachete (braised beef cheeks); rich deep flavors of garlic, peppercorns and bay leaves. White onions and cilantro is always a great addition.
Pescado (fish): What a terrible picture that is. The focus was off and I must be drunk. This fish taco is lighter with grilled white fish that is tangy but slightly mushy. Definitely not my favorites.
Tinga de Pollo (chicken with chorizo): Everytime I de pollo it reminds me of Breaking Bad. But this bad ass taco is soft, tender with a little spicy kick.
Jarritos Mango Soda: Again I am reunited with this fizzy drink which I had at Playa del Carmen. How I long for the white sandy beaches of Barcelo Maya Palace Resort again. But until them I can still dream about it sipping one of my favorite mango fizzies at La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop!
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Old Town Mexican Café on 2489 San Diego Ave, located a short walk from Old Town San Diego (it is considered the ‘birthplace’ of California, Spaniards first permanent settlements). Old Town is a popular tourist attraction when visiting San Diego, California and the place to […]
A large part of my childhood was spent in the sunrise community of East Hastings. Drugs and prostitutions infest the once friendly neighborhood. I used to hate the stench every time I had to help my mother out in her garment factory on East Hastings […]