Tacofino Food Truck

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last spring the City of Vancouver expanding its street food offerings which sparked a boom in curbside dining. Food trucks have taken over the downtown core at lunchtime offering anything from dim sum and souvlaki to fried cheese and organic hot dogs. Tacofino is one of the latest editions and many are glad that the truck made its way here from Tofino on the West side of Vancouver Island.

Tacofino

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Tacofino, recently featured on the Food Network series “Eat St”, can be found parked around the Vancouver Art Gallery (usually on Howe). The menu is brief but packs a punch as fresh-air diner can choose from fish tacos, the tuna ta-taco, the pork or black bean gringa, and the black bean burrito. For dessert, the legendary chocolate diablo cookie or a lime mint freshie.

Tacofino

I opted for two fish tacos ($4.50 a piece) although they were so chock full of flavour that I could have settled for one.

Tacofino

Wrapped in a quick-fired tortilla, the tacos had lightly battered pieces of ling cod topped with crunchy cabbage and chunky salsa (pico de gallo). The crunch from the cabbage gave the taco shape as the juicy salsa soaked through to the tender fish.

The overflowing tacos were a little messy but with some care (and some napkins) those on their lunch breaks can make it back to the office without dripping on their work clothes. It’s also important to note that the truck accepts debit and credit cards as well as cash.

I admit that I have under-patronized Vancouver’s food trucks and tasting the offerings from Tacofino just make me want to see what else is out there. You can find a big list on the Eat St app or the Vancouver Street Food Vendor app for your mobile phone.

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  1. taraWednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 11:06am PST

    best tacos ever. and really? you could have had just one? two is a requirement for this girl because they are just soo incredibly good. i could eat three if they were open for dinner! so fresh, so delicious!

  2. Eat St.Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 11:13am PST

    Thanks for mentioning the Eat St. App, Rebecca! We’re huge fans of Tacofino tacos (their Diablo cookie is to die for as well). We recently got to try their burrito truck and have to say, they offer one of the best burritos in Vancouver (not to mention the biggest!). We hope you get around to trying some more trucks out. Some recommendations from us (and Eat St. App users) include: The Juice Truck (97 Water St, at Abbott), Roaming Dragon (Burrard and Robson), Re-Up BBQ (On the opposite side of the art gallery from Tacofino), Coma Food Truck (731 Homer St) and Naan Wraps (400 Burrard St – they have curry buns, ’nuff said). And so many, many more!

  3. Dean E.Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 11:25am PST

    Heads up. Was there yesterday and it was cash-only.

  4. Rebecca BollwittWednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 11:41am PST

    @Dean Ther machine must have been down because I was there yesterday and people were paying with cards.

  5. MuckymooWednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 11:44am PST

    I was there last Saturday and I also had the fish tacos. I only had ordered one but I just had to go back and order a second one it was so delicious! It was a sunny day and eating outside on the long wooden table just made it that much more fun.

  6. Steve Woodall – Vancouver Tour GuyWednesday, September 14th, 2011 — 5:44pm PST

    Tacofino is one of my favourites that we feature in our “Eat Your Cart Out” tasting tour of Vancouver’s street food. Under-patronized the carts? Let us know when you can make it out as we cover 5 carts in a 90 minute street food adventure.

  7. Sylvia F FThursday, September 15th, 2011 — 9:49pm PST

    Been to the Tacofino downtown Vancouver and also Tofino. Both extremely delicious! Highly recommended!

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