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“Possibly our best dining experience in Vancouver. Seriously.”
Review of La Catrina

La Catrina
Ranked #993 of 4,133 Restaurants in Vancouver
Neighborhood: West End
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Neighborhood: West End
Reviewed September 3, 2016

We went to a ton of restaurants during our stay in Vancouver,some of them quite trendy and expensive. But I have to say, I think this little taco stand may be my favorite. We found it on Yelp, but almost didn't go in when we looked at it -- it looks like the classic hole-in-the-wall, and made me wonder momentarily whether I really wanted to check out first hand the Canadian health care system. I was so glad I didn't let my nervousness get in the way of trying these fantastic tacos. They were perfection, and so was the experience eating them on the very nearby beach.

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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

After a little shopping on Davies street I made my back to my hotel on Robson. Along the way I noticed the bright pink signage of La Catrina and made a note to stop in later for dinner, as Mexican is one of my favourite cuisines. Back at the hotel Google said they were closed but I took a walk over anyway and found the diner open. The eatery is small and humble and a few people were line. The menu was simple but had options for various meat tacos and happily for me as a vegetarian, four separate meat free options. I got the $10 combo plate at the recommendation of the staff and tried one of each, even taking a chance on a pablano pepper taco. I got the food to go and within a few minutes the order was up. I loaded the tacos up with the four sauces provided (avacado, chipotle, and hot sauces of varying heat) and headed back to the hotel. The food was awesome. My favourite was the refried bean, but close behind was the potato and corn and fried mushroom. Even the pablano taco was great. The food tasted fresh, the aromatics were mouthwatering, and each taco was distinct and delicious. I had planned to return the next day but a slightly changed work schedule meant I was back on the plane before I had the chance. It will be my go to next time I'm back in Vancouver. An assortment of domestic and other beverages were available and a tip jar at the counter got a deposit from me due to the staff's friendly disposition. Great location, best food I'd had in a while, and friendly staff make La Catrina a stand out.

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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Great casual tacos. We each had the taco combo that gave us four different tacos. Loved sitting at the counter enjoying people watching and the favours, especially the chocolate mole, that seemed as good as any we had in PVR.

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

These are like gourmet tacos, with interesting tasty fillings. Four veggie tacos are $10, with meat are slightly more than that, or they're $3 each (not sure if the meat ones are a bit more or not). So far, on Wednesdays, the potato tacos have been two for the price of one. Service has always been very fast. There are a few seats, but it's not really an eat-in destination. Better to take your food to the beach a half block away.

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Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile
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