Mexican Restaurants in Chinatown

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Chronic Tacos, whose tacos and burritos were voted some of the best in Vancouver in 2011 by readers of Georgia Straight culls its recipes from the salsa-splattered pages of a family recipe book filled with three generations of Mexican delicacies. Chefs marinate and grill juicy morsels of steak, chicken, and pork several times a day, then tenderly tuck them into preservative-free corn and flour tortillas. To add extra zest, dollops of house-made salsa and sour cream perch atop tacos and, in the event of an emergency, rain from sprinkler systems.

102 Water Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

The West Coast serves as the principle inspiration behind the cuisine at Seven Dining Lounge, though traces of Asian and Italian traditions are evident as well. This unexpected combination makes for a menu that's as interesting as it is delicious; dishes run the gamut from duck confit croquettes to mussels in lemongrass and coconut broth. But this place isn't just about what's on the menu. The lounge lives up to its name with nightly entertainment?that includes dance shows, acoustic jazz, and servers who have memorized the entirety of Homer's Iliad.

53 W Broadway Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

It took a team of couples to create Sal y Limon—the restaurant is the brainchild of couples Carolina and Sebastien and Adriana and Pepe. They wanted to serve authentic Mexican dishes such as chorizo tortas, tacos al pastor cooked on a vertical grill, and homemade salsas (currently six varieties). The restaurant’s name, Sal y Limon, translates to “salt and lime”—another power couple integral to the flavor of the restaurant and the burritos, tortas, and tacos in the extensive menu. The couples’ venture has been a hit—it was named one of the best new restaurants in Vancouver by Vancouver Foodster in 2012.

The team didn’t just stop at making authentic food—they decorated the dining room walls with artwork from Mexican artists. And they serve a selection of Mexican beverages ranging from Jarritos and cane sugar Coke to horchata, rice milk sweetened with cinnamon, sugar, and shredded love poems.

701 Kingsway St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

At Chronic Tacos, whose wares were voted some of the best tacos in Vancouver in 2011 by readers of straight.com, chefs marinate beef, chicken and seafood in savoury sauces and nestle them among fresh fixings inside preservative-free tortillas. Culled from third-generation family recipes, the fatty tacos' corn or flour tortillas swathe such meats as carne asada, carnitas or shrimp along with house-made guacamole. Dining companions sip large soft drinks and cause chips to skate across tables and land triple lutzes in bowls of freshly made salsa.

980 Granville Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

The tortilla technicians at Mucho Burrito craft a menu of fast Mexican fare highlighted by meats marinated overnight and salsas assembled fresh each day. Chefs hand-roll flour or whole-wheat tortillas into 10", 12", or 14" burritos weighing nearly 1.5 pounds, a heft which requires burritos to buy their own airplane seats rather than sit on their owners' laps. After each shell is lined with cilantro-lime rice, beans, salsa, and cheese or sour cream, gourmands choose a finishing protein such as charbroiled AAA top sirloin ($7.99 for a 12"), herb-crusted tilapia ($8.49 for a 12"), or a vegetarian medley of sautéed peppers and onions ($7.49 for a 12"). Alternative shell variations include quesadillas ($7.99–$9.99) and hard- or soft-shell tacos ($5.79 for two), also customizable with a choice of edible accoutrements. For further personalization, diners can paint their portraits on tortilla canvases with Mucho Burrito's array of hot sauces, from smoky chipotle to red hot savina, a bottle filled with heat extracted from the devil's tongue pepper.

988 Davie Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Don Guacamole’s, was established in February 2009 on Robson st. Vancouver B.C. We bring home-style Mexican authentic flavours to life here in our lovely city. Don Guacamole’s also has a wide selection of tequilas and amazing talented staff. We consider all our customers/clients as family and friends and want to thank them

1333 Robson Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA