As soon as we walked into Tacomio we were greeted by a lovely Mexican lady who works there. She talked us through the various different authentic tacos on the menu, we had 6 different kinds to choose from (with more options available soon, she promised). We were told that there is no other place in Vancouver that makes Carnitas tacos the way they do back home. The secret? Stewing the meat for 12 hours to get the best juicy flavours possible. The menu is simple and delicious, with nothing but tacos on offer.
The aromas were delicious and appetizing from the moment we walked through the door. I could smell the pork they were stewing and the place was packed. We were hungry and excited to get our hands (and mouths) on some tacos. The bright interior with its yellow and brick walls and a very cool colourful mural on the side of Mexico (see photo below) was very inviting. They’ve created a super casual, friendly, and lively vibe.
You can dine in or take your taco on the road with you. The space is rather small with high stools that sit about 6 people. It’s great for people who are in the area and want to grab a quick bite.
We loved our tacos – $10 for 4 tacos and on the day we went last week, they were giving out guacamole & chips and a traditional Mexican tea drink as part of their opening day special. The guac was yummy. Our first visit and every other time I’m in the area, the space is filled to the brim. They sell out of food every day, so an insider’s tip? Go early, not late.
We all tried the carnitas taco which is the most popular item. The other tacos were met with mmmm’s of approval, with both meat and vegetarian options available. They also boast a fully loaded salsa bar with condiments and hot sauces ranging from the mild to super hot.
As for the Cerveza, I didn’t see it on the menu or anyone drinking but maybe it’s a coming addition.
Have you been? Tell us what you thought?