Tacofino has opened up yet another location and this time it’s under the Bentall 5 building in the Coal Harbour and financial district area. This location is called Tacofino Oasis. It may be a bit tricky to locate though if you are not familiar with the area as it’s in the back part of the building away from the sidewalk. It’s in the same little plaza as Fujiya.
I work really close by so I came to check them out during my lunch break. Previously their Tacofino White Lightning truck was parked in this area on Burrard street but now that their brick and mortar store is open, the truck will be parked elsewhere. In fact, it even got a new paint job and it’s now pink! Tacofino Oasis is only open till 7pm Monday to Friday and they are closed on weekends. Service was fast despite the long line up and food came pretty fast as well since they have a bigger kitchen compared to the food truck.
The menu items here are also different from the White Lightning truck which I was used to visiting. The Duck Taco comes with dried apricots, jalapeños, cilantro, roast corn, shiitake and black chili mayo. The flavours of the shiitake mushrooms really came through and I liked the bit of sweetness from the dried apricots.
I also tried the Cod Barbacoa Burrito with white beans, rice, pasilla salsa, cabbage, lime mayo, pickled onion, cilantro and jalapeños. It was a hefty burrito as usual.
I asked for less beans and they were able to accommodate that. There were lots of fresh and crunchy veggies in here. The fish was actually on the other end of the burrito so I didn’t get a photo of it. The menu doesn’t specify how the fish was prepared so I was hoping it would be deep fried. However, that was not the case. It was more like small shredded chunks. This felt like a “lighter” option as far as burritos go but I feel like it could’ve packed more flavour. Not that it was bad though!
I’ve always been a fan of Tacofino so I’d be interested in trying the rest of their new menu.