Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

B.C. (inc. Vancouver) Tacos

Tacos! Tacos! & More Tacos!


Restaurants & Bars 22

Tacos! Tacos! & More Tacos!

moyenchow | Jul 26, 2011 10:53 PM

In light of Le Taqueria opening their second location recently, I realize there are a lot of places offering Tacos in the Downtown area. So in the past 10 days I went on a taco run to see how the tacos stacked up.

Location 1: Salsa & Agave (no pics) All tacos came with white onions and Cilantro.
I had the Carne Asada (grilled beef), Lengua (beef tongue), Pollo (chicken) & Carnitas (Soft Pork)
-I liked the leugua & carnitas

Location 2: Le Taqueria on Hastings (Visit #1)
I had the De Lengua (beef tongue), Pollo Con Mole (chicken), Pescado (grilled white fish) & Carnitas (Soft Pork)
- I made a mistake and loaded each taco up with free pickled vegies, well as you can guess everything tasted like pickles. However, out of this batch I only liked the beef tongue which was about the same as Salsa & Agave.

I figured I picked the wrong fillings so I went back for a 2nd visit and had:
Asada (grilled beef), De Cachette (beef cheeks), Al Pastor (Pork) & the Special which was Lamb
I laid off the condiments and I enjoyed all 4. The Asada is better here than Salsa & Agave, you can taste that the beef was grilled.

Location 3: Cartel Taco - All tacos came with white onions and Cilantro.
Got both the pork & rib eye and I was not a big fan of the Korean Tacos. Like the pork more than the beef which I thought was overcooked. I thought I would love it but not sure if it was the execution or the flavour combination that i did not enjoy.

I have Ursu and Tacofino on my radar but I need a break from Tacos. Is there any where else that serves Tacos in the Downtown area? I have been to Chronic Tacos on broadway as well.

I think I maybe a traditional taco kinda of personal and not into the "Taco Bell/Time" type taco or Fusion Taco.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound