10 Best Taco Spots In Vancouver & What to order (2024)

The city is dotted with fantastic taco spots, ranging from hidden gems to popular favourites.

Quick recommendations: La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop and Maizal RMF are known for their incredible flavours and authentic experience.

Dive into this list to explore ten of the best taco places Vancouver has to offer.

1. La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop

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La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop excels in meat tacos, with standout options like Asada, Pastor, or Mole, complemented by exceptional guacamole. Enhance the flavours with their range of self-serve salsas, especially the habanero for a spicy kick. Despite often having a waiting line at peak times, the quick service and high-quality food make the wait worthwhile, ensuring you’ll enjoy your tacos in no time.

What to order: Asada, Pastor, Mole


-322 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC
-2521 Main St. Vancouver BC
-2450 Yukon St, Vancouver BC

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2. Maizal RMF

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At Maizal RMF, authenticity is key, and it shows in their commitment to real Mexican flavours. The restaurant’s simple, casual setting is the backdrop for a menu featuring fresh, scratch-made corn tortillas that perfectly complement any taco choice. To round out your meal, don’t miss their genuine horchata and nachos. Their Pescado fish tacos are particularly noteworthy, ranking among the best in Vancouver.

What to order: tacos, horchata, nachos, Pescado

Address: 2815 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G1

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3. Tacofino

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Tacofino, originating as a food truck in Tofino, has evolved into a beloved brand with multiple locations, each offering a unique theme and menu. Known for its laid-back West Coast style, Tacofino serves up tacos, burritos, and nachos made with quality meat and seafood, sourced sustainably in line with Ocean Wise recommendations.

What to order: tacos, burritos, nachos


-Hastings Sunrise 2327 E Hastings St, Vancouver BC
-Yaletown Burrito Bar 1025 Mainland St, Vancouver BC
-Gastown Burrito Bar 15 W Cordova St, Vancouver BC
-Gastown Taco Bar 15 W Cordova St, Vancouver BC
-Downtown Pink Truck – Howe & Robson, Vancouver, BC
-Tacofino Oasis – 122-1050 W Pender, Vancouver, BC
-Mount Pleasant Ocho – 8 E 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

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4. Sal y Limon

best mexican restaurant in vancouver - sal y limon
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Born from four friends’ nostalgia for Mexican street food, Sal y Limon has grown from a quaint eatery to a vibrant space adorned with beautiful artwork. Here, every taco is a specialty, with an aim to bring authentic Mexican flavours to Vancouver and Surrey. Their range of fiery self-serve sauces, especially the hot ones, add zest to the meals. The avocado sauce is a milder option for those less inclined towards spicy flavors.

What to order: tacos, burritos, tortas

-Unit #10, 2428 160th, Surrey, BC
-Unit #5, 701 Kingsway Street Vancouver, BC

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5. Chancho Tortilleria

Chancho Tortilleria, a standout among Vancouver’s Mexican restaurants, offers an array of unbeatable tacos in a welcoming, casual environment. Notable menu items include the Maciza, Papas, and Panza Taco, each boasting a rich blend of meaty flavours and herbs.

The Torta Ahogagda is another must-try, and their salsas perfectly complement the dishes, enhancing the overall dining experience with their authentic Mexican touch.

What to order: Maciza Taco, Panza Taco, Papas Taco, Torta Ahogada.

Address: 2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2

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6. La Mezcaleria

La Mezcaleria, great for any meal, offers a vibrant atmosphere, especially on nights with live music. Their famous Queso Fundido, a melted cheese fondue, is a culinary delight, best enjoyed with toppings like chorizo or mushrooms.

The menu features a variety of Mexican dishes, including vegetarian options like Hongos con Kale tacos. The restaurant’s unique cocktails, such as Pacho, Coquito, and Ancho Old Fashioned, add to the dining experience.

What to order: Queso Fundido, Hongos con Kale tacos, Pacho, Coquito, Ancho Old Fashioned

Address: 1622 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC

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7. The Burrow

The Burrow, a vegetarian Mexican restaurant in East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive area, impresses with its creative food options. Dishes like the Stella burrito with butternut squash and their generously portioned, delicious nachos are highlights.

As a vegetarian spot, it offers the flexibility of veganizing dishes or making them gluten-free. The Burrow also functions as a platform for supporting various causes, regularly fundraising and donating to different organizations.

What to order: Stella, nachos

Address: 2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC

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8. Gringo

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Gringo, a small, quirky restaurant in Gastown, offers a unique dining experience with its intentionally inauthentic Mexican fare. The place is known for its affordable food and drinks, and its hidden location in an alley adds to its charm.

The restaurant is perfect for a fun, laid-back evening with friends, featuring simple but delicious dishes like the signature Street Dog and uncomplicated, creatively named cocktails.

What to order: Street Dog, ‘Wasted White Girl’, ‘Crap’, ‘OK tequila

Address: 27 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, BC

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9. El Camino’s

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El Camino’s, situated in the bustling Main Street area, is a vibrant bar and restaurant offering a lively atmosphere and dishes inspired by various Latin American cuisines. The extensive menu includes arepas, tacos, sanguches, empanadas, craft beers, and cocktails.

The classic Carnitas Taco and the Pollo Taco, featuring marinated grilled chicken and avocado, are standout dishes. El Camino’s warm and inviting environment makes it a favourite among locals.

What to order: Carnitas Taco, Pollo Taco, Pescado Taco, El Camino Royale, Chicharrones

Address: 3250 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3M6

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10. Mi Casa Mexicana

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Mi Casa Mexicana offers a homely atmosphere, reminiscent of a traditional Mexican home, serving dishes that will transport you to Mexico. The Salsa Train, featuring a variety of fresh, house-made salsas served with homemade corn chips, is a must-try.

The Suadero Taco, with its tender braised beef and guacamole, is a flavourful delight. The Pambazo, a Mexican-style bun filled with chorizo and potatoes, soaked in guajillo sauce, is another highlight of their menu.

What to order: Salsa Train, Tacos Suadero, Pambazo, Panuchitos, Flan Napolitana, Arroz con Leche

Address: 2015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3H4

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Choosing just 10 taco places in Vancouver was no easy feat, because let’s be real: does a bad taco even exist? With so many options available for Vancouverites, it would be a shame NOT to try all the great spots, with their unique signature dishes and specific vibes. There’s a perfect option for everyone.

And if you’re looking to continue your food adventure, check out our picks of the best Vancouver restaurants!

How We Create Our “Best” Lists

All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.