La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop

We decided to check out La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop for their happy hour specials. Never been before but it’s a very hipster spot to grab tacos and burritos. They have two other locations (Hastings and North Van) but this one is across from Menya Raizo.

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Sign outside and hours.

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We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon (around 3:30pm). Place was pretty busy but they have a good amount of seating inside and out on their patio area. Order and pay at the counter first; food is brought out to your table.

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The regular menu is pricey; normal meat tacos are $6.50 to $8.00. Insane. They also have burritos, specials and churros.

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Their happy hour is available everyday (3:00pm to 6:00pm).

Horchata ($3.00)
DSC03778Smooth, good cinnamon flavour. Happy that they do this well here.

Pozole ($6.50)
DSC03779Pozole rojio estilo jalisco with small pieces of pork shoulder, hominy corn, lettuce, diced onions, radishes and a side of chips.

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Soup was flavourful and balanced. Very tender pieces of pork shoulder. Would get this again.

4x Tacos – we decided to try their atun ($4.50), fish baja ($4.50), cabo ($4.75) and carnitas ($4.50). These tacos were actually bigger than expected.

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Best one was the carnitas; avocado salsa verde was tasty.

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The atun (seared tuna) was interesting; a bit of fusion of flavours.

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You get quite the portion of baja (two pieces of fish) and cabo (three pieces of prawns); flavours aren’t as enticing as the other two.

Al pastor burrito bowl ($13.75)
DSC03787Achiote marinated pork, charro beans, pineapple, pico de gallo and chipotle mayo. We liked the variety of ingredients. The pineapples were sweet and juicy while the pork was flavourful.

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Decent first visit at LTPTS. Happy hour prices are reasonable so time your visit.

La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
https://www.lataqueria.com/
2450 Yukon Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 558-2549