Inside the New La Taqueria on Yukon St. (Opens Today)

The GOODS from La Taqueria

Vancouver, BC | Situated just one block away from La Taqueria’s previous Cambie Street outpost—the business vacated that building earlier this year due to redevelopment—the 2,000-square-foot space boasts two patios, a generous eat-in area that encourages guests to meet and linger, and playful interiors defined by a black-and-turquoise colour palette and a mix of modern and antique furnishings. It will serve the beloved menu of authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, as well as salad bowls, nachos, sopa de tortilla, and churros with sweet cajeta (Mexican caramel sauce).

Like its five other locations in B.C., La Taqueria Yukon will pour a rotating selection of regionally produced beers and an inventive cocktail program developed in collaboration with Rough & Tumble, a Vancouver-based bar-and-drinks consultancy helmed by the Keefer Bar’s Simon Aukett and former Brix & Mortar bar manager Christopher Mosey. Working closely with La Taqueria founder Marcelo Ramirez, the duo has dreamed up Mexican-inspired tipples like the Jalisco After Midnight (Aged Tequila, Pisco, vermouth, Cynar, cacao, and grapefruit oil) and the Shifting Sands (Fino, Becherovka, Cointreau, honey, citrus, and mint).

In addition, La Taqueria will soon launch La Taqueria, Tequila de la Casa, its own tequila brand made from 100-percent blue agave in small-craft batches. The spirit was born when the La Taqueria family traveled to their homes in Mexico, seeking connections within their culture. While traveling around the beautiful state of Jalisco, they discovered the most pure and flavourful tequila of the region. Tequila de la Casa is an invitation from their family to yours to enjoy the flavours and feelings of their home in Mexico.

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A live-music lineup on select evenings at La Taqueria Yukon will ensure a fun and spirited environment. The restaurant’s sizable kitchen will also allow the business to expand its catering operations, allowing it to serve any size of event while maintaining the quality and creativity that La Taqueria is famous for. It will also be used as our test kitchen exploring new taco options.

La Taqueria Yukon is the last of a number of launches (and relaunches) for the local Mexican restaurant this year. The business unveiled a location in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood at 2521 Main Street in February, and reopened its West Hastings Street eatery in March following a renovation.

La Taqueria Yukon is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, please visit www.lataqueria.com.

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