Sal Y Limón(Vancouver): Tacos in Vancouver
I’ve been looking forward to trying Sal y Limón in Vancouver for quite some time. Literally translated to “salt and lemon”, I think it’s been all of the pictures of their tacos in social media that’s been driving my obsession. And as with most obsessions, I might have hyped myself a bit too much.
I showed up on a rainy December evening around 5pm and this place was already pretty busy. The small parking lot that they share in this mini mall gets full quickly so I had to search for a parking spot along the narrow residential side streets. Once you walk inside, you place your order at the counter and then try and find a spot to sit. Unfortunately, the lighting here is kind of dim… if you’re looking to get a nice picture of your tacos, it’s best to show up during the day when the natural light comes in through the windows.
I opted for 5 tacos ($2.60 each). It’s a fairly good price and the tacos are served with two tortilla shells so you can split them up. On my plate was the Carne Asada (grilled beef with salsa verde), Barbacoa de Cordero (roast lamb), Pollo Asado (grilled chicken), Pastor (marinated pork with pineapple), and Cochinita (slow roasted spicy pork).
The good… they will fill you up with a relatively good price point.
The bad… there’s nothing really special here in terms of flavour. I was really hoping the roast lamb would be a bit more flavourful and I found the chicken to be on the dry side. The tastiest of the bunch was the spicy pork. Where is your favourite spot for tacos?
#5 – 701 Kingsway