Popina Cantina has quietly opened on Granville Island

Aug 20 2020, 12:28 pm

Vancouver just got a new destination for tacos and beyond. Popina Cantina is officially open inside the Net Loft on Granville Island.

The new culinary destination is brought to us by the same all-star chefsĀ behindĀ Popina, which opened on the Northwest side of the Granville Island Public Market in Summer 2018.

The taco eatery took over the space where Popina co-owner Chef Angus An’s Sen Pad Thai used to operate before moving into the public market in 2018.

One of Popina Cantina’s co-owners, Robert Belcham, told Daily Hive over the phone a few weeks back that folks can look forward to some seriously delicious things from this new concept.

Popina Cantina will have an ever-changing menu of street tacos, but with a unique twist.Ā Belcham said that patrons can expect food with Asian and Persian influences, among other inspirations too.

In addition to lunch and dinner, Popina Cantina will be serving up Mexican-inspired breakfast eats such as breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros.

Folks will also be delighted to findĀ Popina’s popular Puffcream dessert (a picture-perfect soft serve cream puff) on the menu at the new cantina. Belcham says Puffcream flavours in the Net Loft will vary from bestsellers to new, Mexican-influenced creations.

Beverages such as Mexican sodas, affogatos, and espresso-style coffees will also be up for order here.


Puffcream from Popina (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

While Popina Cantina inside the Net Loft will not be licensed, its OG sister spotĀ is booze-friendlyĀ and it’s just steps away.

Popina offers a range of local wine and beer, and cantina customers can feel free to grab their grub inside the Net Loft and then head out to get a beer and dine on the waterfront patio.

Popina Cantina is now open, be sure to check it out!

Popina Cantina

Address: Net Loft — 1650 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-666-6655


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