Tacos Two Ways with Milssam Tacorea and Fayuca for Taste of Yaletown

Tacos Two Ways with Milssam Tacorea and Fayuca for Taste of Yaletown

Wednesday night was preview night for the 14th annual Taste of Yaletown. This year it’s about “connections” and the combo of Milssam Tacorea and Fayuca was an interesting mix of fusion and traditional fare.

We started at Milssam Tacorea on Mainland where we were seated at a long hightop to sample their TOY offerings. As it turned out the kitchen couldn’t stop themselves and before we knew it I think there was every dish on the menu on the table.

We enjoyed a selection of:

Finishing with:

  • Souffle Cheesecake

Note; The Milsamm Tacorea website is in Korean (explore on Foodora)

In the interests of full disclosure we didn’t actually eat tacos at Fayuca but nibbled on some delicious authentic “Pacific Northwest of Mexico” delights.

Guacamole with Pumpkin Seeds, Crispy Sunchokes, Macedonian Feta
Roasted Beet Ceviche, Carrot,Aguachile,Cucumber
With giant taco chips this was the perfect trio.
Roasted Beet Ceviche, Carrot Aguachile, Cucumber
Tequila to taste, not a shot, but as a palate cleanser with worm salt (seriously worm) and an orange slice.

I enjoyed both restaurants and would definitely both recommend them and also I would go back again to try more of what they offer. Atmosphere was different in each restaurant but each had it’s own unique setting.

This year’s Taste of Yaletown theme embodies the connections that dining out creates, whether it be a connection with other people, dishes, cocktails, chefs or the ambience of a space. The 14th annual Taste of Yaletown will also highlight the amazing experiences that Yaletown has to offer the Vancouver community.

As Yaletown continues to grow as a premier dining hub in the city of Vancouver, the YBIA is pleased to have many long standing dining establishments participate in the food festival year-after-year. Among these returning restaurants are local favourites, Brix and Mortar, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Hurricane Grill and WildTale Coastal Grill, who will once again be offering delicious menus throughout the event.

In addition to those returning, some new restaurants have joined the event this year including, Milssam Tacorea a new restaurant to Yaletown that offers a twist on tacos with its Korean-Mexican fusion food.

With 25 Yaletown restaurants offering special menus and pairings for a limited time, Taste of Yaletown is the perfect time to celebrate and savor Vancouver’s best dining district, try new restaurants, revel in the longstanding classics and pre-book reservations for holiday parties.

“Taste of Yaletown is a longstanding community event, connecting people over exquisite culinary dishes,” states Annette O’Shea, Executive Director of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. “This year is all about making connections and showing how food brings people together, whether as couples, friends or family. The event showcases our local chef’s talents and allows the community to come out and experience some of Vancouver’s top restaurants and immerse themselves in their unique experiences.”

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is dedicated to supporting business in the neighbourhood, but also committed to giving back to the community.  For the 14th year in a row, Yaletown will be making a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Taste of Yaletown has raised over $115,000 in efforts to support the local community since the event began in 2004.

The list of participating restaurants for Taste of Yaletown 2018:

Banter Room

Bistro Sakana

Brix and Mortar

Cactus Club Café Yaletown

The Distillery Bar + Kitchen

Earls Yaletown


Flying Pig

The Greek by Anatoli

Hapa Izakaya

House Special

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

La Pentola

Milssam Tacorea

The New Oxford

The Parlour

Provence Marinaside

Robba da Matti

Rodney’s Oyster House

Simply Thai

Urban Thai Bistro

West Oak Restaurant

White Lounge

WildTale Coastal Grill

Yaletown Brewing Company

Please visit https://yaletowninfo.com/taste-yaletown-2018/ for menu details from each restaurant and join the conversation online using the official Taste of Yaletown hashtag: #TOY2018.

About Taste of Yaletown: Taste of Yaletown invites the public to experience the diverse culinary offerings, delectable wines, and unique atmosphere of Vancouver’s premier dining district. Since 2004, Taste of Yaletown has become known as one of the top dining events in the Vancouver calendar, drawing crowds from all corners of the city to experience the best in dining at an affordable price.

Feature image: Taste of Yaletown Fayuca photo: FUOCO Photography

Both of my dinners were complimentary. All opinions are my own.

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