El Taco

by Victoria on August 30, 2010

El Taco Mexican Restaurant

One Mexican restaurant that I’ve been to several times over the past few years is El Taco on Davie Street near Howe, in downtown Vancouver.  It’s a quaint place that has quick service and fairly inexpensive food options for lunch.

I decided to meet up with my friend Vince there again last week for his birthday (okay, so it was a month late, but still).  Unfortunately, I wasn’t carrying my camera on me, so had to resort to taking pictures with my iPhone.

While my friend decided to mix things up a bit, I went with my usual order of Enchiladas, served with a side of rice and beans (salad is another available option).  Since this dish comes with three enchiladas topped with cheese, lettuce and tomato, I’ll often choose to get beef, rice and chicken so that I can have a little bit of everything. Beside the order counter, there’s also a wide selection of hot sauces with different levels of fire to them, and I always add something to my food – the heat depending on my mood.

Assorted Enchiladas Rating: 4Rating: 4Rating: 4Rating: 4Rating: 4

Vince decided to eat some tacos this time around.  He went with one beef, one pork and one fish taco.  These were larger than we had anticipated, and two probably would’ve been enough for a small meal (he’d had a late breakfast), but we managed to somehow finish most of the food off regardless.  These were quite similar to the enchiladas – the only difference was that they were more messy since they were eaten by hand, and they didn’t come with cheese on top.  I actually liked the fish ones the best.

Pork Taco Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3

Assorted Tacos Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5

El Taco is also known for their massive one pound burritos (which I’ve had and are good, but find a bit too heavy if I want to actually accomplish something during the afternoon).

Open for lunch and dinner. And it’s licensed with a small patio out front. 🙂

El Taco
738 Davie St
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1B6
604.806.0300
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Overall: Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5
Food: Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5Rating: 3.5
Service: Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3
Atmosphere: Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3Rating: 3
Price: $$

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El Taco March 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Thanks for the glowing review! Glad you came by.

It’s been almost 2 years since you tried our delicious Mexican food. Stop by our restaurant again any time you like!

Thanks,
El Taco

Victoria March 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

No problem! I’ve actually been by quite a few times before and since. I used to work very nearby as well. 🙂

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