WildTale (Yaletown)

It’s been many years since my last visit to WildTale in Yaletown. We decided to give them a visit during happy hour. They’re next door to Earls but they also have a second location out in Olympic Village.

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Happy hour sign outside.

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We dropped by on a Thursday (around 5:45pm), just in time for happy hour, which runs from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and 10:00pm to close. We were able to snag a couch seated table on the patio. Heat warmers and blankets are available if you get cold. Service is solid and they came by several times to refill our waters.

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Happy hour menu consists of appetizers, raw bar, steamers and buck a shuck.

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There’s also a couple drink specials ($5.25 to $8.25).

Moscow mule ($6.75)
DSC09763Been ages since I’ve had one of these. Can’t complain.

2x Lobster & shrimp roll ($5.00 each)
DSC09769A bit lame that minimum order is two but we wanted to try them.

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Decent but I didn’t taste much lobster in them. Probably wouldn’t order this again.

Baja fish tacos ($6.75 for 2)
DSC09775It came with a side of pineapple salsa. Didn’t love the flour tortilla that they used. Fish was okay.

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If you’re expecting real tacos, lower your expectations. Average at best.

Parmesan fries ($6.50)
DSC09764With a black truffle aioli. The fries were good. Truffle oil was prominent. This would probably be the only thing I’d order again.

Fresh seafood ceviche ($7.75)
DSC09777Came with tortilla chips. More fish than shrimp.

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I want my ceviche flavours to be bright, fresh and acidic; I didn’t get any of those.

12x Oysters ($1.00 each)
DSC09772Can never say no to buck a shuck. Minimum order is 6; it came with grated horseradish and a wedge of lemon. Oysters were small and briney.

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For a dollar, not bad but I would have been okay with ordering less.

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Decent happy hour deals at WT but the food is average.

WildTale (Yaletown)
https://wildtale.ca/
1079 Mainland Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 428-9211

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