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La Taqueria - 2nd location - Broadway & Cambie!

I saw yesterday that a religious painting was being sprayed on the wall of the now gone "Buddha Oriental Express" right beside Starbucks on Cambie. I said to my friend, "I wonder if we're getting new Mexican?" (I think in the back of mine I recognized the picture from the downtown location)...

Today as I walked by he was painting "La Taqueria" down the back side. So I stopped and asked him if it was the one & same as the one downtown. With a big smile, he said, "yes". Good news for this area!

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  1. they're gonna be licensed too! yaay!!

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    1. re: flowbee

      Super news. The place is my team's favorite lunch place, and does a great job sourcing.

    2. Woohoo !!! Thanks for the intel, CK1234. Imagine, La Taqueria in my own barrio ;-)

      Adios, Senor Buddha !

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      1. re: LotusRapper

        Mid-July opening. Looks like this is one concept that will stick in this location.

        1. re: eatrustic

          Chronic Tacos will be shivering in their boots .........

          Counting down the days :-D

          1. re: LotusRapper

            That 'hood is going from strength to strength-fabulous news!

            1. re: Sam Salmon

              There's an urban planning concept/term called "Transit-Oriented Development" (TOD) which has been increasingly applied in our region (and other metropolitan areas with good transit networks) since Expo Line began in 1986.

              With the Canada Line, I hope to see more Taco-Oriented Development along its corridor :-D

      2. That is so close to my office - I can't wait! Now, if only I could convince my coworkers to like tacos...

        1. Great news - close enough to my 'hood to walk there. I'm so there!

          1. Good sleuthing CK -- I saw the Madonna going up, but didn't make the connection! That spot has had trouble over the last few years. Hopefully, La Taqueria will be there to stay.

            1. This is great news!!! Thank you for the heads up!
              I am in the area at least twice a week!

              1. This is the most exciting development for the area. Us Elysian-ers have always been big fans of El Pinche Taco Shop, and to have one on the same block is incredible. I'm going to be eating a lot of tacos for the next while.

                1. La Taqueria is having a private party tonight. Official public opening is Monday/18th !

                  Guess I won't have to worry about cooking dinner Monday night :-D

                  1. Popped by for an, um, early lunch on their first day today, around 11:40. Already 1/3 filled with customers. Service behind and outside the counter was going at a steady pace. Ordered my usual (Pender St) mix of pescado (fish), lengua (beef tongue), pastor and carnitas. All were on point like at Pender. Four for $9, couldn't beat that.

                    By 12:15 a long line was forming at the door.