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“Tacos looked good - burrito disappointed”
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Taco Shack
Price range: US$5 - US$9
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
Vancouver, Canada
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414 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
“Tacos looked good - burrito disappointed”
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Down at Vanier Park for the afternoon, I stopped on Cornwall to pick up some food before heading to the Park. There are about three blocks of eateries in that little stretch past Burrard and I've tried a few of them but never the Taco Shack so I figured it was time. I guess I should have gotten the hint from the name of the place "TACO shack" and the fact that the three people in front of me all ordered variations of tacos.

BUT I was in the mood for a burrito, so I ordered the bean and cheese burrito -- asking for them to make it extra spicey but to use 1/2 the standard amount of rice as I don't like a lot of rice in my burritos.

Since the prep counter is right next to the til, it's easy to watch your food prepared. The girl put a very small scoop of beans into my Bean Burrito. Then she put in two big scoops of rice. I didn't see any cheese going in -- the next thing was a lot of slaw and some sauce. Watching this, I figured it MUST be someone else's order.

Nope, it was mine. Well, when I order a bean & cheese burrito, light on the rice, I'm pretty disappointed that for my $7.83 what I got was a burrito wrap stuffed primarily with rice & cole slaw, barely detectable beans and no detectable cheese. Flavor was OK -- but I had to spice it up with the sauce on the table.

I may go back and try the tacos -- they looked pretty good -- and, as I said, the three orders ahead of me were all about the tacos.

That being said -- a BEAN and CHEESE burrito really should have BEANS and CHEESE! And "extra spicey" in a Mexican joint really should mean something... Not impressed.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Vancouver
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Healthy and tasty tacos”
Reviewed 31 August 2011

This isn't your run of the mill taco joint. These guys create a healthy taco with fresh ingredients. You can see the fresh ingredients in plain site. We are locals and go here occasionally. They also have some interesting corbonated beverages that we haven't been able to find elsewhere - namely Jarritos.

  • Visited June 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good burritos.”
Reviewed 10 September 2008

Good burritos.

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