GOODS: Addictive “Cartel Taco” Takes Its Korean-Style Tacos To Granville & Dunsmuir

Cartel Taco preparing to feed our taco-hungry citizens with its blessed street fare this May at Hamilton & Dunsmuir

The GOODS from Cartel Taco

Vancouver, BC | Granville & Dunsmuir never smelled so good! As of this week, we’re no longer at Dunsmuir & Hamilton and have headed a few blocks west for our weekday lunches. Monday to Friday, 11:30am to 3:00pm, we’ll be moving out pork and beef bulgogi tacos by the hundreds by Pacific Centre, Holt Renfrew and AI Culinary. We’re still fast, healthy, crazy delicious and made with love, so stop in for lunch at the new spot or come find us Saturdays at the West End Farmers Market. Read more

DINER: “Cartel Taco” Street Cart To Make Appearance At West End Farmer’s Market

Cartel Taco preparing to feed our taco-hungry citizens with its blessed street fare this May at Hamilton & Dunsmuir

The GOODS from Cartel Taco

Vancouver, BC | After an amorous courtship, Cartel and eatlocal.org have partnered up and TACOS WILL BE SERVED at the West End Farmers’ Market starting this Saturday through October. The sun will be shining and that’s when tacos taste best! Come visit us between 9am and 2pm at Thurlow & Comox, and check out the Food Network as they film us for the second season of Eat Street. Fawning is encouraged. See you Saturday! Read more

GOODS: “Cartel Taco” Cart To Make Special Appearance On Granville Over The Weekend

Cartel Taco preparing to feed our taco-hungry citizens with its blessed street fare this May at Hamilton & Dunsmuir

Job Posting from Cartel Taco

Vancouver, BC | Happy Canada Day! Cartel will be rolling down to Viva Vancouver this long weekend, setting up on the 800 block of Granville Street in the middle of the party along with some of our other street vendor friends. There’s Flashmob, tango dancing in the street, a breakdancing competition and crazy music, all outdoors in the sun! Mellow, sunny weekends are made all the better when you have delicious, sweet and spicy tacos in your mouth (our new tortillas alone will make you happy to be out). Come find us and we’ll feed you what you need… Read more

GOODS: Local Street Foodists “Cartel Taco” Hiring For Their Second Summer Season

Cartel Taco preparing to feed our taco-hungry citizens with its blessed street fare this May at Hamilton & Dunsmuir

Job Posting from Cartel Taco

Vancouver, BC | Cartel Taco is back on the streets of Vancouver this May and needs great personalities to work our mobile kitchen. We operate weekday lunch service from a street cart stationed in a beautiful park at Hamilton & Dunsmuir in downtown Vancouver, serving Mexican fusion tacos. We also serve at the beach and cater private events on weekends. We’re hiring F/T & P/T cooks and servers for regular work until October, to start immediately. Get the deets after the leap… Read more

GOODS: Street Food Vendor “Cartel Taco” Has Joined The Growing Scout Community

We’ve invited one of the first of Vancouver’s new street food vendors, Cartel Taco, to join our GOODS section as a recommended company. They are now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be publishing their news on our front page and hosting a page for them on our list of local and independent goodness. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website, and for their awesome tacos!

Psst! If you think your business would be a good fit for Scout, we want to know.

Cartel Taco

Details

Web: www.carteltaco.ca
Email: eat@carteltaco.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carteltaco
Twitter: www.twitter.com/carteltaco

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Location

Hamilton & Dunsmuir (effective May 2011)

The People That Make It Happen

James Iranzad – Partner (center)
Joel Watanabe – Chef/Partner (right)
Jesse Grasso – Chef/Partner (left)

About Cartel Taco

Cartel Taco is the first project by the Cartel Street Food Company, the rolling obsession of its three founders and their collective forty years of restaurant life. Cartel Taco specializes in hand-making Mexican fusion tacos, using quality meats prepared in the traditional Korean style of Bulgogi. Using grass-fed, free range beef ribeye from Pemberton Meadows Farm and free range pork from Fraser Valley Farms, our meat is marinated and braised before being barbecued and served quickly to order on freshly baked corn tortillas with finely chopped onion, cilantro & kimchi accompaniment. All Cartel ingredients are made or sourced locally, including our kimchi and hand-made tortillas (safe for gluten-free diets), and our amazing salsas are prepared from scratch daily in the Cartel kitchen. For the summer season we’ll also have an excellent fresh papaya salad with kimchi vinaigrette & toasted pumpkin seeds.

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Reviews

“…these are solid fusion tacos that are priced right…” – Alexandra Gill

“With Cartel Taco, it’s like Korea and Mexico had gone and eloped and found happiness.” – Mia Stainsby

“I was thrilled by the unique flavours and aromas. Almost as good are the prices” – Andrew Morrison