Today is Cinco de Mayo and what better way to celebrate than filling your tummy with endless amounts of Mexican food!
Tacos and Burritos are found on every corner of Vancity but for a truly authentic experience, try any of these 13 Mexican joints:
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1. The Mexican: Antojitos Cantina // 1049 Granville St.
In the heart of downtown Vancouver and open only after 5pm on weekdays, The Mexican takes a trendy approach to the cuisine. Try their brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-3pm.
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2. Sal y Limon // 701 Kingsway St.
Spanish for ‘salt and lime,’ this small but buzzing joint has exceptional food for a reasonable price. The owners also showcase Mexican art on the walls, adding to the vibrancy of the space.
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3. La Taqueria Pinche Shop // 322 West Hastings St.
La Taqueria brings the art of the taco back to the basics. Go try a beef cheek taco at any of their four locations in Vancity for a revamped street food experience.
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4. La Casita // 101 West Cordova St.
This vibrant Gastown joint has amazing daily specials ranging from $8-$10. Head down for Taco Tuesday with delicious tacos for only $2.50 each!
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5. Tacofino // 15 West Cordova St.
With burrito and taco bars as well as Hipster-certified food trucks, Tacofino is a contemporary local favourite.
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6. Las Margaritas // 1999 West 4th Avenue
Located in Kitsilano, the colourful and authentic vibe of the decor creates a Mexican getaway. Try the burrito with your choice of meat for a wholesome meal bursting with flavour.
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7. La Mezcaleria // 1622 Commercial Drive
This spot is named after the spirits of Mexico made from distilled agave mash: ’mezcal.’ The elegant space uses only organic, local and ocean friendly ingredients soothing your conscious while you bite into an enchilada.
8. Patron Tacos & Cantina // 265 Robson St.
Try their 4 tacos for $11 on a Monday for authentic Mexican food that doesn’t break the bank.
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9. Lolita’s South of the Border Cantina // 1326 Davie St.
Their happy hour from 11pm till closing and cozy vibes make for an intimate but energetic atmosphere. Try their plantain chips with salsa as a unique and flavourful appetizer.
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10. Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill // 1205 Pacific Blvd.
This Yaletown joint boasts the ‘best nachos in Vancouver.’
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11. Hungry Guys Kitchen // 988 Granville St.
Taking ‘have it your way’ to a whole new level, this new, trendy joint offers endless topping options for their bowls, burritos and salads. With choices like edamame and boiled egg, the concept stretches the horizons of Mexican fast food.
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12. Budgie's Burritos // 44 Kingsway
An all vegetarian, all flavour menu. Adding tofu to a taco has never tasted this good!
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13. Topanga Cafe // 2904 West 4th Ave.
This Californian-style Mexican joint was featured in an episode of 'You Gotta Eat Here.' With original sauces fusing together Mexican and Californian flavours, this place has a unique taste.
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