It all started out with a food truck in Tofino, B.C.
Eight years down the road, Tacofino—the popular Mexican-inspired eatery that originated from the tranquil Vancouver Island getaway spot—has opened its fourth standalone restaurant in Vancouver.
Located inside the financial district’s Bentall One building (122—1050 West Pender Street), the new Tacofino Oasis will feature a 40-seat dining room and outdoor patio.
Guests can expect a rustic-meets-stylish interior designed by Vancouver design Shiloh Sukkau—think blue ceilings, woven bar stools, a recycled marble terrazzo bar, and colourful upholstery.
Its menu will include new and unique items, including Pacific cod, beef, duck, and tofu tacos; pork belly, crispy chicken, duck, cod barbacoa (a Mexican-style of cooking meats), and cauliflower and beet burritos; as well as nachos, beef tamales, and crispy octopus.
Besides offering savoury choices, food-lovers will also find sweet temptations such as a deconstructed cheesecake and crispy pancake with chocolate.
Drink options range from local and imported craft beer to cocktails to fruity sodas.
This brick-and-mortar spot will also offer two grab-and-go express burritos (beef and bean & cheese) for those who don’t have time to sit in and dine during meal times.
“We’ve felt at home in this neighbourhood for years now with our ‘White Lightning’ truck, so it’s just a natural next step for us to set down some more permanent roots here,” said Jason Sussman, co-owner of Tacofino, in a press statement. “It’s been a wild ride for me and Kaeli and we’re grateful for all the love and support shown for Tacofino since the start.”
Tacofino operates other dining establishments in Gastown, Yaletown, and Hastings-Sunrise, as well as two food trucks in the downtown core.
Scroll through the photos below for a first look inside the highly anticipated food spot.