Vancouver Foodster 6th Taco Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Taco Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their taco creations into this challenge, most have created a special taco creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their tacos on their menu from May 16-June 9, 2019.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the tacos in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best taco creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #TacoChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite taco creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different taco creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Taco dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Las Tortas

Chicken Mole Confit

Chicken Mole Confit

Price: $9.50

Created by: Chef Moises Toyber

Description: This taco was created using the Traditional Mexican Flavours & applying techniques of the French cuisine. Premium organic corn tortilla, black bean pure, truffled rice, chicken confit and a red Mole sauce will make you experience the fusion between 2 great cuisines.

Offered: All the time

Las Tortas

3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-569-1402

Web:  http://www.lastortas.ca/

Twitter: @LasTortas

Instagram: @lastortascambie

 

Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill

Tacos De Camarón Cinco De Mayo

Tacos De Camarón Cinco De Mayo

Price: $14

Created by:  Chef Juan Caminante

Description: Spice rubbed wild prawns sautéed with garlic and elote picado salsa, dressed with fresh organic cabbage, Hass avocado, house made chipotle mayo, onions, cilantro and a lime wedge.

Offered: Dinner, From 5pm – Close

Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill

200 Esplanade W., North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 770-1010

Web: http://www.cinco5demayo.com/

Twitter: @CincoTweets

Instagram @cinconorthshore

 

Little Mexico Cantina

Tacos Gobernador Estilo Sinaloa

Tacos Gobernador Estilo Sinaloa

Price: $8.50

Created by owner Carol Janeczko & Marie Sanchez

Description: Shrimp, sautéed diced tomatoes, poblano peppers, onions, in house-made chorizo, grilled Oaxaca cheese, topped with avocado sauce & and house made Habanero hot sauce served on a warm in house made tortilla.

Offered: Available for Dinner only after May 19.

Little Mexico Cantina

3131 Chatham St #150, Richmond

Tel: (604) 272-5123

Web: http://www.littlemexicocantina.com/

Twitter: @LMCSteveston

Instagram @lmcsteveston

 

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

Mexican Summer

Mexican Summer

Price: $12

Created by: Dan Garcia

Description: We hope that our taco reminds every Mexican of their summer and having barbecues. House-made hand made tortilla, longaniza (Toluca-stile chorizo), -cecina (steak yecapixtla-style), -nopal asado (grilled cactus), queso asado (grilled cheese), cebolla asada (grilled onions), cilantro and avocado salsa.

Offered: All the time

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

19151 Fraser Highway, Surrey

Tel: 778-547-8835

Web:www.hugosmexicanfood.com

Twitter: @hugosmexkitchen

Instagram @hugosmexicankitchen

and

Hugo’s Tacos & Churros

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond

Web: http://hugoschurros.com/

Twitter: @Hugoschurros

Instagram: @hugoschurros

Offered: All the time

And

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

7101 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack

Instagram @hugosmexicankitchen

Offered: All the time

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Taco Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are here.

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Louisa Chan

Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Ming Pao

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Instagram @lforlife_vancouver

 

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

Instagram @jminter

 

Jess Chan 

Vlogger for domoiscraving.com

Instagram @DomoisCraving