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Chancho Tortilleria’s Yaletown Location is Packing It In and Moving East

It’s official: Chancho Tortilleria is shutting doors to its 560 Davie Street location at the end of the month. After Sunday, March 26th, you’ll have to travel East for a proper taco fix…

Specifically, the restaurant belonging to co-owners Ernesto Gomez and Stephen Luscher is transplanting its operation into the address formerly home to Cafe Deux Soleil, at 2096 Commercial Drive (the block between East 5th and McSpadden Avenues). Luckily, the menu we’ve come to love (including their stellar, authentic tacos served up on in-house-made tortillas using ethically sourced, heirloom corn) and the overall vibes of Chancho aren’t going anywhere – and we doubt that they’ll have any trouble taking root in their new East Van neighbourhood.

Yaletown’s loss will be The Drive’s gain – and an overall positive development for the business.

If the relocation goes smoothly, doors to the Commercial Drive location should be open to hungry taco-lovers in the Spring. Stay tuned for more details and an official April opening date announcement. And, in the meantime, get some closure – along with a taco, or a few – and raise a bottle of Modelo or a margarita by swinging by the Yaletown location in the weeks ahead. If you dare to brave the final celebratory weekend crowd, you could very well be rewarded with one of their planned prize giveaways (redeemable at their new Commercial Drive spot).

Chancho Tortilleria
Neighbourhood: Downtown
560 Davie St.

Four Super Tasty Spots to Catch a Canucks Game in East Van

It’s been over a decade since there’s been “can’t miss” hockey in Vancouver! As the playoffs approach, here’s a list of a few of my favourite spots with great food and full-volume sound to catch a game.

Merci Bakery is Now Open for Business

This popular Farmers Market staple is now ready to open doors at their new brick-and-mortar Commercial Drive location.

Get Into the Free Economy Spirit at The Burrow’s Brunch & Bazaar, Feb. 9th

This isn't your average brunch or shopping event: besides nourishing your body affordably and replenishing your closet (for free!), this is also the opportunity to find new homes for your old, gently used threads, have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community.

Hit The Magnet for Their ‘Island Darlings’ Tap Takeover, Feb. 10th

A change of scenery is nice, but sometimes the turnaround is just too short to justify the ferry trip. This weekend, we recommend forgoing the hassle of logistics in favour of a one-stop Vancouver Island brewery tour at The Magnet.