After months and months of wanting to try La Taqueria, I finally found the opportunity to go after a long meeting I had at SFU Harbour Center. La Taqueria specializes in authentic Mexican tacos and after having tried them, I feel like these are the closest I’ve gotten to the real deal in Vancouver.
The exterior is pretty eye-catching and I love how the front is painted yellow and with flowers and skulls.
The menu is very simple. A meat taco is $2.50 and a veggie taco is $2.00. The guy behind the counter said most people eat four as a meal and they sell 4 for $9.50. Since my friend and I only wanted this as a snack, we shared four.
My friend ordered an apple cider type drink and I ordered a Horchata ($3.00). Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink made from a combo of almonds, sesame seeds, cinnamon, sugar, and boiled rice. It had a very unique flavour that I liked but I think might be a bit weird for people with more conservative palates.
We ordered the Pescado Taco (fish), Pollo Con Mole (chicken), De Lengua (beef tongue), and Al Pastor (pork).My ultimate favourite was the beef tongue (bottom right) which surprised me because I don’t normally love beef tongue. They braised the meat until it was incredibly tender so it was very easy to eat. I highly recommend getting this.
The fish had way too much liquid (as you can see in the pic) so it was dripping everywhere whenever we tried to eat it. The Pollo Con Mole was very interesting but the combo of chicken and chocolate was a bit weird for me. :P The Al Pastor was pretty good but the meat was a bit dry.
Overall, I'm not sure La Taqueria lived up to the hype but they do make some darn good tacos. I'd say it's worth trying at least once.
Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 3/5
Overall Rating: 3/5
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