When the Bright Lights started getting really crowded (as it gets darker and darker), we rode the bus back out to Denman Street and walked a few blocks to La Casita Tacos. The little restaurant seems to be newly opened, but they have an older sister restaurant in Gastown that is more sit-down style. I saw plenty of praising reviews for La Casita and it seemed to be the perfect place for me to curb my craving for fish tacos, one I have had since Palm Springs.
|Top: Veracruz Fish; Bottom: Egg & Green Bean, Baja Fish|
My four tacos were Baja Fish, Veracruz Fish, Egg and Green Bean, and Al Pastor. Just to begin, every single taco was phenomenal! So tasty! The Veracruz Fish was two small corn tortillas topped with sauteed cod with an extremely flavourful roasted pepper/tomato base tasting sauce that was loaded with spices (not spicy, but spices). The fish portion was generous enough for me to split the one taco into two tacos, and the taco needed no other seasoning or sauces. The Baja Fish taco was a decent sized piece of deep fried cod topped with fresh coleslaw and a drizzle of creamy sauce. The fish was meaty and moist and the beer batter was thin, light and crispy. This hit the spot right on and fulfilled my craving. Again, no extra sauces needed, the taco is perfect as is. The Egg & Green Bean taco may seem like an odd choice, but the word 'souflait' in the description caught my eye. (I'm not sure if souffle is spelt souflait in Spanish, or if it's a typo...) This was actually really good too! There was a lot of chopped string beans throughout the omelet brick, providing textural difference and some greens to the meal. The egg was fluffy and maybe (and I say maybe because I'm not sure if my taco was soaked from the steam) a bit too oily. However, this egg taco provided the perfect opportunity to try some of the sauces from their salsa bar, which will be mentioned later in this post.
|Al Pastor Taco|
Although I'm no expert at Mexican food (in fact, I'm quite the opposite), La Casita Tacos should most definitely be added onto your bucket list of restaurants to try in Vancouver. They offer quality tacos for a low cost. The service is friendly, the interior is clean, and the food is great. The food here is so good that I will be craving their food in the future.
Love from Coconut Crumpet's Corner ♡
|La Casita Tacos Full Menu|