Searching for an impromptu afternoon snack, TW, MP and I decided to check out Tacofino Blue. This food truck was originally from Tofino, and it has previously appeared on Eat St. on Food Network.
Believe it or not, Tacofino Blue is like 1 minute away from my office and until this date I have never been. I guess it’s the mentality of “well it’s so close I can always come by later”. Yes, a visit is over due.
Because we were only looking for a small snack, we each grabbed one Fish Taco. Here is a picture of what 2 fish tacos look like, since MP and I shared a plate:
For some reason when I heard “tempura battered” I have imagined it would be a different texture, but the fried ling cod reminds me of those in fish and chips. It’s light and crunchy, and the fish inside was moist and flaky. I was impressed that the fish filled the taco shell from one end to the other. The salsa fresca was fresh, and combined with the mayo and shredded cabbage, the whole taco was very refreshing. It was de-lish! The portion size was perfect, just hit the spot. It’s probably not enough if I were to have this for lunch, though; two tacos will be just the right amount. By the way, this does get messy so be sure to grab some extra napkins with you.
Many of my coworkers often go to Tacofino Blue for lunch, and they usually just grab a couple of fish tacos. Never saw them with other items. But after perusing the menu, I’m also interested in trying the Pork or Flank Steak Burrito. I wonder if it would be too much food for me.
It was 2:30pm in the afternoon. When most downtown food trucks are winding down and packing up (a lot of them actually close after lunch hours, around 2pm), Tacofino Blue is still running. Other than the three of us, there were a few other customers waiting for their orders, and several others checking out the menu. I thought it’s a great idea for them to stay open to pick up the late afternoon snack-getters.
For $4.50, I really enjoyed the Fish Taco and I thought it was of good value. I should add this to the mix and try out its burritos later.
Burrard Street and Dunsmiur Street, Vancouver