Location: 8 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Tacofino has been putting their west coast flare on Mexican food for a long time in BC. At their newest location in Mount Pleasant, you’re offered with a menu full of new choices.
Before I go into detail of what we are, this is another restaurant that knows how to set the vibe. As we walked in, the music was bumping and people were moving to the beats at their table. The lighting setup is incredible and I felt super pumped to get my munch game on.
I started off with the Tofino Blonde beer and ordered the following:
- Squid taco
- Chicken thigh taco
- Pork belly share plate
Our tacos came first, squid taco is amazing, the sauce they use lingers in your mouth long after the taco is gone. My friend Tim said that it was a legit squid taco. The chicken thigh taco was also good, the mole sauce they used had a good kick to it.
Finally to the main event, the pork belly share plate. A slab of pork belly slow cooked to perfection, slathered with BBQ sauce and accompanied by a potato mushroom hash. This was served on dollar size taco shells. Each bite was intoxicating, the balance of fat, lean meat, crunch, and acid from the bbq sauce. This is the dish you order for yourself.
As always, Tacofino has great service and overall, this has to be my favourite location based on the ambiance, food, and service.