The GOODS from Tacofino
Vancouver, BC | Tacofino will introduce its iconic brand of surf-centric cuisine to a new neighbourhood when it opens its latest location on the corner of Ontario Street and East 5th Avenue in Mount Pleasant early this fall.
Occupying 2,800 square feet of space in the re-imagined Lightworks Building — a refurbished art-deco heritage property originally built in 1942 — Tacofino’s new Mount Pleasant location is the latest addition to a growing family of restaurants that was first launched in Tofino, BC by co-founders Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong in 2009.
The new restaurant will offer dine-in guests a 100-seat dining room, expansive horseshoe-shaped bar and a new menu of fire-grilled meat and vegetable dishes developed by Sussman and Tacofino’s Michelin-starred Regional Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann. Following the lead of the brand’s Taco and Burrito Bar location in Gastown, the new outpost will also feature a take-out counter for those looking for quick-service, grab-and-go options.
Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau — who previously collaborated with the Tacofino team on the décor for the brand’s Gastown (2015), Yaletown (‘16) and downtown ‘Oasis’ (’17) restaurants — is paying homage to Tacofino’s West Coast roots and the site’s industrial origins by incorporating unfinished materials and a muted colour palette that contrasts with folk art-inspired decorative flower motifs in the new location.
“Whether it’s Tofino, Victoria or Vancouver, we always hold tight to our founding principles of serving up fresh and affordable fare with an environmental and nutritional conscience,” says Robinsong. “We also take pride in creating beautiful spaces and being part of vibrant, growing communities like Mount Pleasant.”
Further details regarding Tacofino’s latest location will be revealed in the coming months. For more information on Tacofino, go to www.tacofino.com, become a fan of /TacofinoVAN on Facebook or follow @TacofinoVAN on Twitter and Instagram.