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La Taqueria - 2nd location - Broadway & Cambie!

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ck1234 Jun 21, 2011 01:17 PM

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!

  1. LotusRapper Jul 18, 2011 12:42 PM

    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.

    1. LotusRapper Jul 16, 2011 02:46 PM

      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. peter.v Jun 22, 2011 09:33 PM

        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.

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          ahungrybear Jun 22, 2011 10:08 AM

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

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            À la carte Jun 21, 2011 07:54 PM

            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.

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              kinnickinnik Jun 21, 2011 07:35 PM

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

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                dreamoo Jun 21, 2011 04:55 PM

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

                1. LotusRapper Jun 21, 2011 02:13 PM

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

                  Adios, Senor Buddha !

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                    eatrustic Jun 21, 2011 03:01 PM

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

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                      LotusRapper Jun 21, 2011 03:06 PM

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

                      Counting down the days :-D

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                        Sam Salmon Jun 21, 2011 04:47 PM

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

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                          LotusRapper Jun 21, 2011 09:39 PM

                          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. flowbee Jun 21, 2011 02:12 PM

                    they're gonna be licensed too! yaay!!

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                      foodtree Jun 27, 2011 06:55 PM

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

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