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Category: Mexican

TACOFINO COMMISSARY

2327 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

Here’s the thing, I love Tacos. And Pizza. I looooooovvve Tacos and Pizza.  And, if you are an avid reader of canitrythat then you may know that my favorite Taco in Vancouver is from Tacofino Cantina. So it was a very exciting day for me when I finally set foot into Tacofino‘s latest…..The Commissary.

Beautiful decor in this place. The Commissary is a really great example of how you can make a small, simple space look amazing, without extensive renovations. The massive lighting/botanical installation is obviously the focal point here, allowing the cafeteria-style tables to stay simple and utilitarian.

There was a large group of us eating on this day, so we got to try almost everything on the menu!

Sweet, Smoky, Delicious…. Corn.

Buns with Bone Marrow Butter

Cauliflower
(serrano chiles, turmeric, crispy rice, spicy fish sauce)

Heart on a Stick
(grilled chicken hearts, jerk spices, watermelon pickles)

All of the appies we tried were delicious. I’ve noticed though that the menu has changed since I was there and the Corn and Bone Marrow dishes are no longer on the menu. Hopefully they bring them back for spring because they were tasty!

On to the tacos!!

Yam Tempura Tacos

Fish Tacos
(crispy ling cod, cabbage, chipotle mayo, salsa fresca)

Pork Cheek Taco
(cabbage, fried shallot, pineapple, sriracha)

We also tried a couple desserts… which were AH-MAZING.

Lime Curd Vaso: brown butter graham crumb, whipped cream
(And in the background… Ice Cream Sammy made with Diablo Cookies)

If you don’t know about Tacofino’s Diablo Cookies, then do yourself a favor and go get educated. To die for.

So, overall we loved Tacofino Commissary, but I did have one complaint. I was excited to try their margarita, because margs are my faves, and I was very disappointed. It was tiny. Taste-wise it was ok, but it was teeny-weeny, and it was expensive. Boo.

I can’t wait to go back to the Commissary to eat ALL THE TACOS…. again. 😉 NOM NOM!

Tacofino Commissary on Urbanspoon

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LA TAQUERIA: PINCHE TACO SHOP

322 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

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PInche” apparently is a slang Spanish word for “fucking”, and that’s just what La Taqueria is; a “fucking taco shop”.

And that’s why it’s successful. It’s not trying to do or be anything fancy, it’s just a small shop where you can pop in, sit down for a few minutes and eat a few tacos. Super simple.. 12 different taco flavors, a couple drinks, cheap prices and a nice place to sit and enjoy lunch.

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De Picadillo, Pescado, Frijoles Charros Con Queso

I like this place. I like the decor. I like the prices. I like that I can pop in and eat 2 tacos for $4 if I just feel like a healthy little snack. Are they the best tacos in town? I don’t think so. But they are definitely tasty pinche tacos!

NOM NOM!

La Taqueria on Urbanspoon

TACOFINO

Tacofino Food Truck- Howe at Robson (and various locations)

Do you love Tacos! Me too!!!!

I especially like getting tacos from Tacofino, they are my favourite. Today I got the Black Bean Taco and the Fish Taco. The Black Bean is my fave…. corn tortilla, heap of black beans, fresh tomato salsa, feta cheese and a squeeze of lime. One of these is a meal in itself! The Fish Taco is battered cod with chipotle mayo and shredded cabbage. Yum!

Fish Taco and Black Bean Taco

Other than Tacos, Tacofino also offers a delicious Lime+ Mint Freshie and an amazing Chocolate Diablo Cookie for dessert.  I usually find Tacofino downtown during lunch hour. There is a great iPhone app called Street Food Vancouver that tells you where all the local food trucks are at what times. Tacofino is not to be missed… NOM NOM!!

TacoFino Cantina on Urbanspoon