Not too long ago, Meta Knight brought me to a place right across from Roger’s Arena to eat before the Canucks game. It’s called TAKO and I believe it’s relatively new to the food scene. TAKO aka Taqueria Koreano is a little taco/burrito shop that is unlike any taco/burrito shop you’ve seen before. It combines the distinctive flavours and cuisine of Korean food, with the interesting concept of Mexican tacos and burritos.
The shop operates as a casual take out restaurant as most people will probably either just grab and go, or grab and sit down for a couple minutes to chow down their food before an event at Roger’s Arena.
Their menu includes tacos (beef belly, spicy pork belly, BBQ short rib, deep fried chicken, and prawn tempura), burritos (bulgogi, spicy pork, BBQ short rib), bibimbap (bulgogi, spicy pork, BBQ short ribs), quesadillas, and poutines. Meta Knight and I didn’t want to be stuffed so we shared a BBQ Short Rib Burrito ($9.95) which has kimchi fried rice, corn, cheese, short ribs, and a type of sour cream mixture.
It doesn’t look like much but it was one of the best burritos we’ve ever had. The short ribs were tender AF and the kimchi fried rice gave just enough of a kick to get you sweating. The neat thing was, the sour cream mixture along with the corn was super cooling so when your mouth went on fire from the kimchi, it immediately brought you back down to room temperature which made for a very playful flavour party.
I would absolutely recommend TAKO as a casual place to grab some eats whether or not you plan to head next door to Rogers Arena for a concert or hockey game. It’s convenient location should not be the only reason why you come in because their food has so much more to offer than that.
Service Rating: 3/5
Food Rating: 4.5/5
Overall Rating: 4.5/5