La Taqueria Taco Shop

Diana Chan November 12, 2010 Downtown, Mexican, Three Beakers

La Taqueria is located near Vancouver Film School and Simon Fraser University Vancouver Campus. La Taqueria Taco Shop offers up authentic Mexican tacos from authentic traditional recipes. All the ingredients used in the tacos are local,  organic, and sustainable.

TaiwaneseGirl, CanuckGirl and I were in Downtown and decided we should try it out since we wanted a small snack.

The restaurant is fairly small and can seat about 16 or so people at one time. Most of the items are small snack items, so you won’t really get too full unless you decided to eat everything from the menu…which will cost you a fair bit.

The menu has 12 different types of tacos.  The menu had 2 categories : meat or veggies.

The meat ones are $2.50 or 4 for $9.50.

The Veggie ones are $2.00 or 4 for $7.00.

The first taco was the Carnitas. It has pork confit, onions, parsley, and pickled onions.

The next one was the Asada Taco. It has grilled AAA flank beef with onions and parsley.

This is the La Cachete Taco. It has braised beef cheeks with the onions and parsley.

Say hello to De Lengua! It has braised beef tongue.

They also have several sauces you can add to your tacos! The red Habanero sauce is HOT! If TaiwaneseGirl says its hot..probably best to listen to her. I thought I could handle it, but i took so much sauce my mouth started burning. I didn’t have a the only thing I could think of was to bite into the lime. It was probably a bad idea…since it made the pain more intense. Luckily, La Taqueria had jugs of water on the side!

Overall, the ingredients they used were good, but what we didn’t like the most was how messy it was to eat the tacos. The juices from the tacos keep running, so we would have to wrap the tacos in napkins to prevent the oil from getting on our phones or pants.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Tacos are small, very drippy
  • Staff is very nice and willing to help
  • Limited amounts of seats, hard for large groups

We rate La Taqueria:

Check out their website:

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. KimHo November 12, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Pricewise, it ain’t that bad, specially when you compare it to some other taco options in Downtown, namely, Cartel Taco and Roaming Dragon Korean f* taco.

    Anyway, I agree partially about the messyness; however, it is similar to having burgers: it is only good if it is messy! 😀

    • DesignGirl November 13, 2010 at 3:21 am

      oh yes, if you do compare it to street cart prices, it is way cheaper.

      At least with burgers, sometimes they come with wrappers so you can prevent the juices and toppings from spewing out.

  2. Victoria November 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I think I’m one of the few people that didn’t really enjoy this place. Maybe they were just having an off day, but I found the contents of the tacos to be quite cold as well. I’ll have to try it again…

    • DesignGirl November 13, 2010 at 3:26 am

      Now that I think about it, when we ate the last taco, it wasn’t as warm as the others. But maybe this is due to their small size.

      Me and my friends were not particularly impressed with this place either. Pretty average. I thought Cobre had better tacos.

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