Vancouver Cheap Eats: Tacos
In terms of food portions (and a few other things), we’ll usually advocate that bigger is always better. But when it comes to these babies, we’re the first ones to admit that good things come in small packages. Especially when they’re topped with cheese and guacamole.
Everyone’s gone loco for tacos, and for good reasons. They’re the perfect vehicles for a variety of fillings like pulled pork and refried beans. Vegetarians, vegans, meat eaters, even the gluten-free folks can all dine united at one table. They also don’t require utensils. In fact, put a knife and fork near them and you may suffer public ridicule.
While these are all important factors, if you ask us the real reason behind the taco trend, it’s simple: they’re delicious and they’re cheap. Precisely why Vancity Buzz and Chowmenow are taking you on a tour of taquerias around Metro Vancouver.
If you’re a single guy looking for a Bobcat, then head to this place. Here you’ll meet various Connie’s and Stella’s. Delicious, easy, and cheap, you can order one of each for $5. Did we clarify that these are the names of the tacos? With toppings like walnuts, applesauce, butternut squash, and potatoes, these won’t be your average lunch dates.
Sal’s got tasty taco fillings like grilled beef, chorizo, lamb, and roasted chicken breast. Our favourite is the Al Pastor, which is marinated pork with pineapple. All tacos are $2.25 – $2.75 each.
Who doesn’t love a good fiesta? Wednesday is Mexican Night at The Denman Taphouse, where they’re serving tacos for $1-$1.50, or $2.50 for soft shell. Choose from chorizo with beef or mozzarella with chili sauce. Actually, what we are saying?? Just choose both!
Good food is worth the journey, and these are no exception. Hop on the skytrain and head to Taqueria Playa Tropical. From slow cooked beef and pork to shrimp and grilled chicken, these soft tacos range from $2 to $2.50.
No secret to Vancouverites, La Taqueria offers cheap eat deals on a daily basis. Sure, you’ll find the usual’s like pulled pork and refried beans, but they’ve also got braised beef cheeks, tongue, and ground tofu in chin-chin’s secret chipotle sauce. Who’s chin-chin? Don’t ask. Just order.
Got a favourite taco shop? Give us your review and tweet us some taco love!
If you’re looking for more great cheap eats, like us on Facebook to get more #ChowFinds in your newsfeed.
Photo Credit: Sweet on Veg; Hummingbird 604; Denman Taphouse; La Taqueria