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Tacofino Yaletown has just opened its doors along lively Mainland dining corridor. The popular local chain moved into the former Salad Works location and has completely overhauled the interior, offering taco and burrito lovers a 40-seat space with patio, bar and take-out counter.

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Local designer Shiloh Sukkau (also in charge of décor at Tacofino Gastown) has infused the long, slender restaurant with a casual, surf-inspired theme and whimsical black line drawings along the wooden counter.

Tacofino Lemongrass Chicken Burrito
[Lemongrass Chicken Burrito nom-ness]

Following Gastown, Victoria and East Van’s Tacofino Commissary, this fourth location serves up eclectic Mexican cuisine with a flair, using ethically sourced products, Oceanwise-sanctioned seafood and hormone- and antibiotic-free meats.

Tacofino began with a sole food truck in Tofino, one that still serves hungry Islanders who often phone in orders ahead of the lunch hour rush to pick up at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot.

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Since 2009’s inception, the brand’s cultivated a loyal following, with four brick-and-mortar restaurants and three roaming food trucks.

Tacofino Yaletown Tater Tots
[Tacofino’s Tater Tots]

Tasty menu items we tried: Tater Tots (Tacofino creates their own unique stamp on the classic snack using nacho cheese, salsa fresca and cilantro with a crema drizzle), Cauliflower Burritos, Lemongrass Chicken Burritos, Beef Brisket Barbacoa Burritos and Smoked Tuna Burritos.

All scrumptious and flavourful, especially when paired with a refreshing margarita.

Find Tacofino Yaletown at 1025 Mainland Street. They’re open from Sunday to Wednesday, 11 am to 10 pm and Thursday to Saturday, 11 am till late.

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