DINER: The “Tacofino” Food Truck Will Open A New Restaurant On East Hastings In May

Kaeli Robinsong and Jason Susman, the pair behind the Tacofino food truck, have just taken possession of 2327 East Hastings with plans for a wheel-free location of their popular mobile brand (just a few doors down from Campagnolo Roma and The Red Wagon). The 1350 sqft space used to be the undersung Seri Malaysian, a very good restaurant that – for one reason or another – was never as busy as it should have been. The new Tacofino – the top to bottom renovation of which began today – will arrive this May and seat approximately 50 people. We should expect plenty of items from their much-loved food truck menu (mmm, fish tacos), but we can anticipate that they’ll also be exploring their love of Asian/Californian flavours a little more as well. Oh, plus aiming to get a liquor license so they can set up a bar specialising in tequila, a spirit they both love but can’t do a thing with on account of the limits placed on food trucks. This is some great news both for lovers of Vancouver’s street food scene and residents of Hastings-Sunrise. I can’t wait for this one!

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  • Dark, intensely flavoured tortilla soup at Tacofino (food truck in Tofino)
  • Fish Taco!
  • Tacofino \ Tofino
  • A fish taco from Tacofino is a good place to start
  • The menu at Tacofino
  • Tacofino

There are 5 comments

  1. Tacofino has very big shoes to fill. Seri Malaysia exemplified the true hole in the wall experience. Jamal, his food, and his cantankerous personality will be sorely missed. Perhaps it is time for Scout to start covering these neighbourhood gems before they all disappear due to lack of publicity.

    Welcome to the hood Tacofino. Looking forward to your opening.

  2. Are you open yet?
    I started working at Burton’s Five and Ten (2400 block Hastings) in 1964
    I was 13!!
    How nice to see the neighbourhood being re-invented

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