Vancouver just got a new destination for tacos and beyond. Popina Cantina is officially open inside the Net Loft on Granville Island.
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. Belcham said that patrons can expect food with Asian and Persian influences, among other inspirations too.
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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 find 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.
While Popina Cantina inside the Net Loft will not be licensed, its OG sister spot is booze-friendly 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!
Address: Net Loft — 1650 Johnston Street, Vancouver