Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Fairview & South Granville

La Taquería Pinche Taco Shop

This popular taco spot expanded from its tiny Hastings St location (which is still there) with this larger storefront. It's just as crowded but luckily many of the visitors are going the take-out route. Nab a bright…
Top Choice Mexican in Gastown & Chinatown

Tacofino

Food-truck favorite Tacofino made an instant splash with this huge, handsome dining room (think stylish geometric-patterned floors and hive-like lampshades). The simple menu focuses on a handful of taco options (six…
Top Choice Mexican in Ottawa

El Camino

With a hip industrial aesthetic underscored by Day of the Dead references, El Camino is either praised as Ottawa's taco joint of the hour or derided as overpriced. Come for chorizo and crispy fish tacos, eaten at be…
Mexican in Downtown & West End

La Taqueria

Arrive off-peak at this tiny hole-in-the-wall to snag a seat at the turquoise-colored counter. Listening to the grassroots Mexican soundtrack and the kitchen staff chatting in Spanish is the perfect accompaniment to…
Mexican in Downtown & West End

Chancho Tortilleria

Look for the pig-and-pineapple sign outside this authentic Mexican hole-in-wall, which has painted walls, toe-tapping music and a superfriendly welcome. It's the food that'll keep you smiling, though: order meat or …
Mexican in Victoria

La Taqueria

The huge, aquamarine-painted satellite of Vancouver's popular and authentic Mexican joint, this ultra-friendly spot specializes in offering a wide array of soft taco options (choose four for $10.50, less for vegetar…
Mexican in Banff Town

Magpie & Stump

A classic, lively cantina full of Sol-swigging snowboarders. It has ramped up some of the classics, like the Three Pig Queso Quesadilla with pulled pork, smoky bacon and chorizo, or the Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with man…
Mexican in Whistler

La Cantina Urban Taco Bar

A busy corner eatery where you order at the counter and then grab a perch (the high stools down the side usually have some empty spots), aim for a selection of $3 tacos or dive into a bulging burrito if you're reall…
Mexican in Tofino

Tacofino

One of BC's most celebrated food trucks, Tacofino serves the best fish tacos in the region. Subjected to long line-ups in summer, consider calling ahead to place your order instead (that's what the locals do).
Mexican in Commercial Drive

La Mezcaleria

Expect superb little soft tacos topped with delectable ingredients such as pork confit, zarandeado fish and braised beef cheeks. Take a seat at the long bar and you can also chat with the kind of servers who give fr…