Vancouver Foodster 10th 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 3-28, 2023.

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 3-28, 2023.

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.

Mi Casa Mexicana

Taco Campechano

Price: $6

Created by: the team

Description: Taco Campechano is a unique taco for combining flavourful suadero-beef and chorizo-pork, into one delicious taco topped with onion, cilantro, lime, and cucumber on the side to clear taste.  A popular style from Mexico City. Salsa recommendation: Verde

Offered: All the time

Mi Casa Mexicana

2015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-346-7084


Instagram @micasamexicana.yvr

Tacosaurus Food Truck

Surf & Turf Tacos Set

Price: $14

Created by: Alejandro Estrada Flores

Description: Surf – Baja Fish Taco (Gluten-free beer battered seasonal fish on a 6 inch corn tortilla served with cabbage, chipotle mayo, cactus and pico de gallo.) Turf – Traditional Birria Taco (Slow braised beef with cheese, onions, cilantro and fresh salsa served with consome)

Available: All time at Tacosaurus.

Tacosaurus Food Truck

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

Instagram @tacosaurus.vancouver

Food by Fanta

Thai Taco Cone Carousel

Price: $21

Created by: Food by Fanta Kitchen Team

Description: Khanom Buang, know as Thai crepes in English, is an ancient Thai snack (crispy pancakes). It is a popular form of street food. These crepes resemble tacos.

For this challenge, we will change our Thai crepes into taco cones filled with 3 different types of fillings representing Thai Street Food Style; Fried Pork Salad balls, Green Apple Tofu SomTum, and Prawns Nam Prik Oang!

This refreshing Taco carousel is perfect to be shared as an appetizer or enjoyed as a main course. It’s presented on a unique stand and we are calling it The Taco Cone Carousel!

Offered: Brunch and dinner

Available: for dine-in only

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166


Instagram @foodbyfanta

Tamaly Shop

Taco Tamal Pastor

Price: $8.50

Created by: The team

Description:  “Tacos al pastor are an institution in Mexico”.  “Every grillmaster, taqueria owner, and food cart cook has their version of this classic that fills the streets with the smell of spicy grilled pork with charred pineapple and onion.”

The dish may be a signature of Mexican cuisine. Al pastor means “in the style of the shepherd”.

Tacos al pastor are made with pork and served on corn tortillas. First, marinate thin slices of pork shoulder (about ¾” thick) in a bath of fresh pineapple, onion, dried chiles, and more for up to 12 hours. Grill the pork over low heat to help it develop a deep char and caramelization (a.k.a. those crispy bits we’re all after) while keeping the meat tender and juicy.

We decided to take up the challenge by turning one of the most popular Mexican tacos into a tamale.

Offered: All the time

Tamaly Shop

2525 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 369-3446


Instagram @tamalyshop

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Emma Clark

Blogger and Instagrammer


Jessica Chan

Vlogger and Instagrammer

Instagram @heyitsjesschan

TikTok @heyitsjesschan

Rei Van

Media Influencer

Instagram @reithefoodie

Tik Tok @reithefoodie