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Aug 9, 2012 12:31 AM

2 Days in Tofino - rate my choices

Two and a half days in Tofino and excited. Never been.

After doing some research the following seems good:

Tacofino for lunch
Sobo for dinner
The Pointe att Wick Inn for Sunday Brunch

Norwoods seems pricey for our family of 6 adults. Was also thinking about Shelter for another dinner.

Not sure what else yet, but does anyone have some other suggestions?

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    1. re: Georgia Strait

      That's awesome. We just made a reso at Cyn at Night as well. Thanks

    2. A v. reliable person just returned from a few days in Tofino and reported that SOBO was a little weak but breakfast at Cafe Vincente, lunch at Tacofino and dinner at Spotted Bear Bistro all more than passed muster.

      1. I'm going to be there all next week. I'll report if I find anything interesting. I looked at Norwoods, but the menu seems too "Vancouver" to me so I think I will pass. I may just buy fish at the dock and BBQ it on the beach.

        WIll hit Tacofino and Sobo (which my kids really like). May do Spotted Bear.

        1. Quick mid-trip report:

          SOBO blew us away. Halibut with the best gnocchi I've had in North America (mind you I've lived in SF, NYC, DC, and Italy). Best fish I've also had in a very, very long time. Awesome ceviche starter also. The place was a hit with our group of 6 skeptical foodies.

          Tacofino was excellent as well. I recommend the cookie and lemon/ginger slush (normally I'd get the other flavor they had - lime mint - but something drew me to lemon/ginger and I was rewarded).

          Trying Cyn tonight..and then the Pointe (Wick) for brunch tomorrow. Will report back.

          1. Final report: Cyn at night was pretty good (brisket was succulant, shrimp & gnocchi special was too spicy and a bit overwhelming). Their desserts of chocolate ravioli, plum gnocchi and spicy chocolate macaroons were the standout! They are still ironing out some kinks but it was good.

            And brunch at the Pointe was awesome. Impeccable food and view.

            Overall a great time in Tofino!