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Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver

a real Mexican stand-out...

Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver

Each piece of the installation is hand (or mouth) blown, and is filled with live cactus plants from the Olla Urban Flower Project - all banded together with a meandering copper vine...

We love a good Mexican, but the surroundings at the Tacofino Commissary in Vancouver elevates this to a great Mexican, and that’s before we’ve even tasted the tacos.

Beginning in 2009 in Tofino, British Columbia, as a food truck, the rapid growth of its reputation for quality food has led to the creation of a first permanent bricks and mortar base, and what a way to start. The restaurant features traditional communal bench seating of weathered wood, echoing the original picnic table set-up at the food truck, but the undoubted star of the show is the lighting by internationally-renowned, fellow Vancouverite Omer Arbel of Bocci. Each piece of the installation is hand (or mouth) blown, and is filled with live cactus plants from the Olla Urban Flower Project – all banded together with a meandering copper vine.

There’s loads of other nice little touches that make Tacofino stand out from the crowd, from the irregularly-shaped wooden number blocks on the tables to the vintage glassware dotted about. Why do I always end up writing these things at lunchtime? I could murder a bocadillo…

Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver
Tacofino Commissary, Vancouver

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