The Pawn Shop is a new restaurant on Granville Street specializing in Tacos, Tapas and Tequila. The took over SIP Resto Lounge and brings an awesome space for locals and tourists to enjoy.
We were curious about their name as well as their tacos.
There are tons of seat inside and it has a dark vibe with graffiti and neon signs on the walls. It definitely has a young hip vibe going on.
You can find beer on tap, wine on tap, cocktails, spiked slushies, shooters and non-alcoholic drinks.
This has tots, cheddar, feta, green onions with side of queso and salsa. Definitely cheesy.
A fun dish to share among friends at the table.
This has fried pastry dough stuffed with carnitas, tomato, and then topped with cheddar, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, rojo sauce chicharron, and cilantro. This dish was ok, we felt like there really wasn’t much stuffing in the pastry dough.
On their menu, they have 8 different types of tacos. On our visit, we tried 4 of them. If you come from happy hour, these are $1 with drink purchase, which is really good. Originally, they are around $4.
- Al Pastor
This has slow cooked pulled pork, house slaw, fried onions and Valentina Mayo. It tasted ok, but the flour tortilla, I prefer corn tortillas.
This has fried pork belly, Guajillo pepper and pineapple glaze, house slaw, sour cream, pickled onion, and a grilled pineapple.
It has beer battered basa fish, house slaw, Valentina mayo, cucumber salsa, and jalapeno.
It has grilled skirt steak, pawn shop dry rub, house slaw, pickled carrot, rojo mayo, and chimichurri. All of the tacos were decent, but I feel like it was missing an umph of flavour compared to other taco shops around town.
There is also some hot sauce on the table if you need some heat added to your meal.
For dessert, we had churros with cinnamon sugar and a caramel and chocolate sauce.
Overall, the place is great for happy hour for cheap tacos and drinks. There are screens to watch the game as well. The food was alright but nothing super amazing.
We Rate The Pawn Shop YVR:
1117 Granville Street, Vancouver