Mexican-inspired taco joint Tacofino—and first runner-up for best tacos in the city, as voted by Straight readers in our 2016 Golden Plates—has announced that it will be opening a brick-and-mortar stop in Yaletown this June.
The new counter-service restaurant will take the space formerly occupied by Saladworks at 1025 Mainland Street. It will operate similarly to Tacofino’s flagship location in Gastown, offering a full bar and dine-in and take-out services, plus a 16-seat patio.
The 40-seat room will be crafted by Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau, who is responsible for the look of Tacofino’s Gastown restaurant. As a result, Vancouverites should expect the same chillaxed, SoCal-chic feel that has become synonymous with the restaurant’s eccentric menu.
Tacofino’s new Yaletown restaurant is the fourth standalone stop for the Tofino-born company, which began as a food truck. It now operates three mobile eateries across the city, as well as restaurants in both Vancouver and Victoria.