Vancouver Foodster presents the 2nd 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 21 – June 14, 2015.
Little Mexico Cantina

Tacos Cantineros

Tacos Cantineros

Price: $15.95 (for 3 tacos)


Taco Don Pedro – Edam cheese chicharron, chorizo sofrito, prawns and braised short ribs glazed with Pedro Ximenez reduction topped with julienned pear

Ensenada Stye Fish Taco – Snapper dusted with Little Mexico seasoning, topped with house dressing, guacamole sauce, white and purple cabbage slaw and pineapple pico de gallo

Lobster Cazadores Taco – Sautéed lobster, shallots, garlic, thai chile, lime juice, Little Mexico seasoning and Tequila Cazadores Reposado served over a bed of refried black beans topped with papaya, pickled red onions and cilantro served on double 4” corn tortillas – gluten free

Created by: Chef Roberto Lopez Lara

Offered: Available for Dinner

Little Mexico Cantina

3131 Chatham St #150, Richmond

Tel: (604) 272-5123


Twitter: @MexicoCarol

Instagram: n/a



Tuna libre

Tuna Libre

Price: $4 (for 1 taco)

Description: Pan seared B.C. Albacore tuna, ancho chile crust, citrus slaw, chipotle crema

Created by: Fernando Llanas

Offered: Monday – Saturday all day


435 Abbott Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 868-7041


Twitter: @tacomiovan

Instagram: tacomiovancouver


Big Rock Urban Brewery



Price: $10 (for 3 tacos)

Description:  Stout and Red wine braised Lamb confit with a chipotle lamb jus,  brussel sprout slaw, and brightened up with a grilled pineapple pico di gallo on fresh grilled corn tortillas.

Chefs:  Alex Newton & Sam Omdal

Offered:  Daily 11 am until close.

Big Rock Urban Brewery

310 West 4th Avenue

Tel: 604-708-8311


Twitter @BRUeateryYVR

Instagram: big-rock-urban-eatery

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Taco creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:


Sean Neild

Food Blogger and Photographer. Food Writer for the Eat St. blog on and his own

Twitter: @YVRBCbro


Mary Sheridan

Food Blogger for her own Vancouver Bits and Bites Blog

Twitter: @MaryinVancity


Corey Basso

Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter

Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410

Twitter: @CDBasso


Sonia Beeksma

Weather/Traffic Anchor, Community Calendar Host, Feature Stories Reporter @globalbc

Twitter: @SoniaBeeksma
Voting: The public is invited to order these Taco creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness,  traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Taco creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from May 21 – June 14, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Taco creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Taco creations on June 15, 2015.

About Vancouver Foodster
Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!


Feature pic
Little Mexico Cantina’s Tacos Cantineros

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