Breezy, Palapa-Topped Table #31 At Yaletown’s New ‘Fayuca’

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A quick scan of Yaletown’s recently opened Fayuca restaurant quickly reveals which table rules them all. The new Northern Pacific Mexican-inspired eatery – located in the old Hamilton Street Grill address (1009 Hamilton Street) – can boast the same sprawling sidewalk patio space its predecessor did, only now – by a few tricks of Scott Cohen’s cool design – it feels like it continues inside the restaurant to include a short, breezy bar and lounge area.

Dividing the two zones is Table #31, a unique deuce that steals the show. Not only is it the only table of its kind in the restaurant (elevated, mirrored, enclosed in tile and palapa-topped), but it’s also right in the thick of it with sight lines to the patio, lounge and front door.

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If you haven’t been to Fayuca yet, it’s the most interesting restaurant to open in Yaletown in quite some time (currently in the running on Scout’s So Hot Right Now list). I recommend kicking things off with the fried halloumi/cactus appetizer paired with either a refreshing Panamericana or Chinquapin cocktail. They’re delicious together, and I trust they’d be even better with the frontage open to the elements at Table #31.

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1009 Hamilton Street | YALETOWN | 604-689-8523 | www.fayuca.ca

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