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El Santo: Tasty Mexican Food in New West

El Santo is a Mexican-inspired restaurant in New Westminster (located near Big Star Sandwich) that’s named after the restaurant founder’s childhood hero… masked Mexican wrestler, Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, also known as El Santo (Spanish for The Saint).
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Taqueria Playa Tropical: Tasty Tacos

One of the worst kept secrets in New Westminster is the fact that you can find some seriously tasty tacos at Taqueria Playa Tropical on 6th Street.
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Chronic Tacos (Metrotown)

Chronic Tacos recently opened up a new location in the Metrotown food court (in the former Taco Time location).
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Chipotle Mexican Grill (Metrotown) – Healthy or Not?

I’m a bit torn with Chipotle Mexican Grill… one the one hand, I love how you can pick and choose all of the fresh ingredients to make a tasty meal. On the other hand, I don’t delude myself into thinking that it’s always healthy to eat at Chipotle.
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La Taqueria (Cambie Street)

I’ve been looking forward to trying out La Taqueria for quite some time. The location on Cambie Street near Broadway always seems so busy whenever I pass by. Fortunately, I managed to visit seconds before the lunch crowd rushed through the door.
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El Comal – Great Tortilla Chips

Back during the summer, we were down at the River District Farmers Market when we came across Green Machine Catering selling some of their addictive hot sauce. While we enjoyed their hot sauce, we were really impressed by the thin tortilla chips that they were using to sample their sauces. We asked where he got them from and he mentioned that they were from a local shop in Burnaby.
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Tacofino Commissary – Pork Jowl and Fish Tacos

Tacofino Commissary is a popular restaurant in the East Village area of Vancouver. When I visited in late August, the place was packed but I managed to bypass the lineup and snag the last single seat at the bar.
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Pamola Bakery & Deli – Tacos and Lemon Bar

Tacos at a bakery? I must have walked by this bakery a number of times and never noticed that they also serve hot Mexican food too. I guess I can’t be blamed too much… this shop in the Quay has a large display of pastries that you would find in most regular bakeries. However, if you look towards the back of the bakery, you’ll see a large menu where you can also order tacos, tortas, burritos, and other Mexican dishes.
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Taco Luis (Lansdowne Centre)

Taco Luis currently has two locations serving up tasty tacos and bountiful burritos… their location in Oakridge Mall and the one in Lansdowne Centre. Read the rest of this entry

Chipotle Mexican Grill (Alderwood Mall)

The drive back from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC was a long, tedious journey along the I-5 (unlike the winding, scenic route that we took a few days previously down the coast on our way to Portland). Feeling a bit groggy, we needed to stop for a quick bite and wound up in Alderwood Mall, just outside of Seattle in nearby Lynnwood.

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Mucho Burrito – Taco Revisit

On our last visit to Mucho Burrito for tacos, we found that they were made quite sloppy and with so much liquids that it was impossible to eat properly.  It’s been a while since that last visit so we thought it was a good time for a revisit.

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Ole Ole Mexican Deli

Ole Ole Mexican Deli has been on my list of restaurants to try along the 12th Street corridor in New West for a long time.  I’ve actually tried to stop by for lunch previously but they weren’t open so I kept this place in mind for a future trip.

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