Mexican Restaurants in Downtown Vancouver

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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

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 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

Rainbow-coloured blankets splayed on the walls signal that Ponchos Mexican Restaurant is a great place for a feast to become a fiesta. Arrive on the weekends, and a guitar-wielding entertainer plays festive music to boost the celebratory atmosphere. Since 1988, Kaeta Vasquez and her crew in the kitchen have crafted traditional Mexican dishes, such as paella for one or two, a steak-and-enchilada plate, flautas crisp from the fryer, and fajita platters sizzling with peppers and onions. To keep the party alive, diners can order Ponchos Coffee spiked with Kahlúa and Grand Marnier, which Kaeta herself escorts to each table and lights on fire.

827 Denman Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA

Within a former Fraser River shake-and-shingle mill relocated to Granville Island, Cats Socialhouse’s team of expert chefs works tirelessly to forge inventive takes on traditional dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Culinary gurus prove their dedication to the fusion of comfort fare with the flavours of Vancouver’s diverse influences as they whip up noshes featuring ingredients such as house-made guacamole, almond rice, fresh basil, and coconut milk. Affable servers deliver freshly minted eats, such as shrimp and chicken pad thai and juicy hickory burgers, late into the evening in order to accommodate customers’ varied schedules and hunger cravings after midnight Jazzercise classes. When outside temperatures take a turn for the balmy, a spacious seasonal patio enables alfresco dining accompanied by cool sea breezes and the stares of pizza-craving clouds.

1540 Old Bridge Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA