The restaurant is divided into two spaces which integrate seamlessly in the centre. The walk-up window, for a menu along the lines of the Tacofino truck, is accessed from 15 West Cordova, and includes a standing counter for noshing on their burritos and other hand-held offerings.
The sit-down restaurant, Taco Bar, is accessed from Blood Alley Square, which is fronted by one of the rare restaurant patios in the immediate vicinity. Both spaces share one long, open kitchen, though on the Taco Bar side diners can enjoy a selection of tacos, share plates, local and import beers, and a full bar featuring tequila and mezcal. The restaurant’s General Manager, Anthony Sterne, says the team is finalizing the menu, and so he’s keeping quiet for now about what’s to come.
Every where you look inside the Gastown Tacofino you’ll see stunning stylish touches courtesy Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau, from the geometric tile floor (a gorgeous jade colour in the walk-up window section) to the handmade coloured string forming the orb-like light shades and the overall California surf town vibe.
The restaurant will open in phases, starting with the Tacofino walk-up counter, which will open for business December 29 at 11 a.m.. The restaurant will follow for dinner service on January 5, then they’ll add lunch service soon after.
All photos by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz
UPDATE DEC. 29: This post has been updated to include opening days for the walk-up counter (Dec. 29) and the restaurant (January 5).