The menu at Tacofino focuses on Californian Baja-style cooking with international influences. This orange taco truck is usually located in the Vancouver Art Gallery area but be sure to check Twitter and Facebook for current, up to date location information.
Four of us arrived just after 5pm on a recent Saturday night just beating the inevitable throngs that have been making this place a huge success in the hood. Our super bubbly and friendly server greeted us and happily gave us some tips on her favorite tacos on the smallish menu. There were about 5 or 6 variations of tacos to choose from. To start we ordered a plate of nachos. They arrived quickly and the consensus was that they were bloody excellent. They use feta and a smoky creme freshe of sorts that render the dish much better than your average pub version. They get there taco chips from a local Mexican lady who definiitely knows her craft. A good start. Our group ordered a variety of tacos: Albacore tune ( the standout ), pork, beef, ling cod and a few others. Reckon 2 tacos per diner. Everything was good to excellent and it was enjoyable how the service was staggered. The vibe is loud and slightly raucous but friendly and casual. Good cold locally brewed beer flows liberally. Highly recommended!
Just tried the orange Tacofino truck parked outside the Vancouver Art Gallery on Howe Street between Robson and Georgia. I couldn't resist after having eaten at the original Tacofino truck in Tofino in April. The product coming out of these trucks is simply DELISH!! In Tofino, I ordered the Kimchi/Pork Gringa and loved it. Great combination of flavours. Today in downtown Vancouver, I tried their Fish Taco ($4.50) and it was outstanding. I had to return to the office after receiving my order and by the time I got back and sat down to eat, I was happy to find that the fish still had great crunch. It was not soggy or greasy at all. The chipotle mayo was a great alternative to tartar sauce! As I was waiting for my lunch, I noticed that many people ordered 2 tacos or gringas because they're just that good. The prices are very reasonable for downtown Vancouver. Congratulations to the crew at both Tacofino locations I have now visited for their warm and friendly customer service and wonderfully tasty food offerings. Wishing you much success...not that you'll need it judging by the line-up of drooling customers.