Both East Vancouver and Gastown have one, so it’s only appropriate for another one of Vancouver’s trendy neighbourhoods to house one of the city’s most popular Mexican-inspired eateries.
Tacofino in Yaletown (1025 Mainland Street) will be the Tofino-originated company’s third location in town, which is slated to open within the week.
Nestled between West Oak Restaurant and The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, it joins Yaletown’s large roster of dining options. The 1,300-square-foot space features 38 interior seats, with an additional 12 on its sidewalk patio.
Following the interior design footsteps of its predecessors at Tacofino Commissary and Tacofino in Gastown, co-owners Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong teamed up again with Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau to create a cool and laidback concept.
The Southern Californian-inspired space showcases wooden counters and chairs, accompanied with a breezy Cali-chic slash punk rock mural designed by Courtney Presber.
Although the restaurant’s popular fish tacos and nachos will be available, guests will find that the majority of its menu items are new—with a focus on burritos.
“I’ve wanted to open a burrito-focused spot in Vancouver for a long time,” said Sussman to the Straight.
Burrito options range from lemon grass chicken to cauliflower, and smoked tuna to blue corn crispy chicken wrap. New taco choices include soft and crunchy carnitas and white bean.
Going for a more casual layout, the eatery will be offering counter service and bottled drinks.
When asked why Vancouverites should be excited about this opening, the co-owner was quick to answer.
“Why shouldn’t Vancouver be excited about this opening?” asked Sussman. “The menu and space is exciting, and Yaletown is an awesome place to hang out.”
Scroll through the photos below for an peek into the newest Tacofino location.