2549 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V5Z
Yo quierro La Taqueria, a bustling pinche taco shop specializing in authentic Mexican tacos. Their website boasts of using organic and sustainable products, their two Vancouver locations have line ups out the door, and their menu lets you mix and match your favourites. What isn’t to love?
For $9.50 you get four tacos of your choice, a good deal but still a little on the pricier side. The tacos are small in appearance however filling; if it’s a big Mexican meal you’re craving you will need more than 4, and that’s where it can get expensive… I do wish there was a little more filling, it was just enough to satiate my appetite and then I was done and onto the next one. Heres what I tried:
Al Pastor: Pork marinated in achiote chili with pineapple.
Hands down our favourite. The pork had a smokey char-grilled taste and the pineapples complimented the flavours perfectly.
Pascado: Grilled seasonal fish with pico de gallo.
No photo, I ate it too fast!
My second favourite because the fish was tender, fresh and the pico de gallo was delicious. A squirt of lime brought out all the flavours.
Carnitas: Pork confit with pickled red onion
This had a subtle pork flavour, but was not as memorable as the Al Pastor. It was visually appealing but lacked a defined flavour.
Beef Fajita: Skirt steak with onions, peppers and cheese.
This was tasty, but didn’t wow me like the other tacos did; something for the less adventurous palate. I added the salsa verde and lime for a little more zest.
(in the photo below, the Pascado is third from left, the beef Fajita fourth)
I will definitely return to La Taqueria, I loved the ambiance (minus the long line/wait) and I would like to explore their menu further.