Vancouver Foodster 9th Taco Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Taco Challenge. Restaurants and food trucks 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 5-29, 2022.

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

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #TacoChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing 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.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Taco challenge posters at each of the participating restaurants and food trucks.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from May 5-29, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Taco creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

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

Cantina Norte

Taco El Mejor

Price:  $15 for two tacos

Created by: Head Chef- Juan Carlos Dominguez

Description: Delicious Seared Prawn & Pork Belly Taco on warm corn tortilla; and fresh Pico de Gallo, Buttery Bajou Beans & a spicy topper of Habañero Aioli. Aye Caramba! Mexico please!!

Offered: all the time

Cantina Norte

3246 Connaught Crescent #108, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 670-8226

Web: https://cantinanorte.com/

Instagram @cantinanorte

Ay! Mamacita Food Truck

Choriqueso

Price: $8.00

Created By: Chef Alejandro Bello

Description: Chef Alejandro Bello’s family chorizo recipe makes this taco a memorable experience. Fresh guacamole together with a mild salsa verde creates the perfect paring of flavours. To make this little feast even more authentic Mexican, Chef Alejandro uses flor de calabaza (pumpkin blossom) and asadero cheese as the perfect binder for you to enjoy a whole party in only a few bites.

Ingredients: Mexican pork chorizo sausage made in house, fresh guacamole, tomatillo salsa verde, melted “asadero”cheese, flor de calabaza (pumpkin blossom) pickled onions, sprouts. Heirloom corn tortilla.

Offered: all the time

Ay! Mamacita Food Truck

Mobile locations (tba) schedule can be found on their social media platforms and the street food app.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/aymamacitayvr/

Instagram @aymamacitayvr

Little Mexico Cantina

Taco Diablo

Price: $8

Created by: Chef Bruno Prada

Description: It is on a home made blue corn tortilla – and filled with tequila infused prawns, a devil sauce and pineapple salsa topped with chichron.

Offered: all the time

Available: Takeout and delivery

Little Mexico Cantina

3131 Chatham St #150, Richmond

Tel:(604) 272-5123

Web:https://www.littlemexicocantina.ca/

Instagram: @littlemexicocantina

KYU Grill Truck

Creamy Bussin’ Shrimp Tacos

Price: $14.50 for two tacos

Created by: Chef Pheezy

Description: Mouth-Watering Battered Shrimp, drippin’ in our Creamy, Fiery Bang-Bang Sauce. Warm-Grilled Corn Masa Tortilla, Shaved Cabbage. Topped with a Fresh Mango Salsa, Onions & Cilantro

Offered: all the time

Available: for delivery by Doordash and Ubereats

KYU Grill Truck

Mobile locations (tba) schedule can be found on their social media platforms and the street food app.

Tel: (604) 906-8828

Web:www.kyugrill.com

Instagram @kyugrill.yvr

Mags99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina

Mags99 Chefs Kiss Taco

Price: $10.99 for two tacos

Created by: Halleen and the team

Description: Deep fried taco shell dredged in cinn sugar powder, topped with our sweet ancho pork, lime slaw and spicy in house salsa. Sprinkled with hot taki bits for extra crunch!

Served with a side of in house chimichuri sauce!

Tangy, sweet and spice!

Offered: all the time

Mags99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina

1257 Commercial Way, Squamish

Tel:(604) 657-6247

Web:https://www.facebook.com/mags99squamish/

Instagram @mags99squamish

Luz Tacos

Surf and Turf Taco

Price: $8.50

Created by: Rodrigo Rodriguez

Description: Hickory smoked beef steak, with a 3 Mexican chillies adobo prawns & shrimp, finished with garlic cilantro mayo, pickle red onions and cilantro, lime. Served in a double corn taco shells with crispy cheese!

Offered: all the time

Luz Tacos

38921 Queens Way, Squamish

Tel:(604) 849-2188

Web:https://luztacos.com/

Instagram @luztacos

Maizal

Taco Yucatán 

Price: $9.95

Created by: Rodrigo Vela

Description: The taco is a black tiger shrimp marinated on achiote salsa, served on a black tortilla infused with squid ink and topped with Monterey cheese, pineapple and mango habanero salsa.

Offered: all the time for dine-in and take-out

Maizal

2815 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 709-0813

Web: https://www.maizalrestaurant.ca/

Instagram: @maizal_rmf

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei

Tara Lee

Writer for Montechristo Magazine and other publications.

Twitter: @VanGlutton

Instagram @vanglutton

Yuki No

Blogger for Pekopekolife

Twitter: @Pekopekolife

Instagram: @pekopekolife

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