Get Your Taco On at Tacofino And Taqueria
Yesterday we got ahead of the curve and made our own tacos, a pulled chicken version from Caren McSherry’s newest cookbook in fact. There’s more about that book here. But today is actually the official National Taco Day and Vancouver’s got some great ways to celebrate. Whether you head to Tacofino for some free tacos, or La Taqueria for their 2 for 1 specials, you are bound to be a tasty day.
Tacofino – ‘Random Acts of Tacos’ giveaway throughout Vancouver to mark National Taco Day
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, Tacofino’s newly christened ‘Pink Truck’ will hand out 50 free fish tacos each at five random locations that will be announced across the brand’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts throughout the day. Tacofino fans who post a photo on Instagram that day using the hashtag #RandomActsOfTacos will also be entered into a draw to win a $200 Tacofino gift certificate.
In addition to the free taco giveaway, Tacofino locations in Vancouver, Victoria and Tofino will donate all fish taco proceeds on October 4 to Global Giving’s Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund to support relief efforts in the country that was recently hit with a series of earthquakes.
For more information on Tacofino, go to www.tacofino.com, become a fan of /TacofinoVAN on Facebook or follow @TacofinoVAN on Twitter and @tacofinovan on Instagram
La Taqueria Celebrates National Taco Day With 2-For-1 Tacos from 3PM-6PM
Scavenger hunt also planned with taco-themed prize packs in Vancouver and Victoria on October 4th
La Taqueria is celebrating National Taco Day on October 4th with 2-for-1 tacos at all locations during Happy Hour, from 3pm-6pm. In addition to the 2-for-1 taco pricing, La Taqueria will host a taco-themed scavenger hunt on October 4th. Prize packs hidden in Vancouver and Victoria will include a gift certificate valid for use at any La Taqueria location. Clues about the various hiding spots will be shared on La Taqueria’s Instagram page through the day at @LaTaqueria, and those on the hunt should start searching at 11am, until all prizes are found or by 6pm.
Of La Taqueria’s menu, four meat tacos and four vegetarian tacos are available at the 2-for-1 price, including the authentic Mexican Carnitas, a pork confit taco topped with pickled onion, the Tinga de Pollo, a chicken and chorizo filling cooked in chipotle tomato sauce, topped with Mexican cheese and sour cream, and the Rajas Con Crema, made with roasted poblano peppers with creamed corn, sour cream and Mexican cheese. Regular Happy Hour drink features of $4 Tequila Margaritas and $5 Mezcal Margaritas will be on offer as usual at La Taqueria Hastings, Cambie, Hornby and Victoria.
The taco-themed prizes will be hidden near La Taqueria’s five locations: Hornby (586 Hornby St.), Cambie (2549 Cambie St.), Hastings (322 W. Hastings St.), North Van (1305 Welch St.), and Victoria, BC (766 Fort St.). From 3pm-6pm on October 4th, all locations will offer the 2-for-1 taco special, which includes all tacos listed below.
2-FOR-1 TACOS AT LA TAQUERIA Wednesday, October 4th, 3pm-6pm
MEAT TACOS (reg. $3.00 each)
Carnitas Pork confit with pickled red onions
Al Pastor Pork marinated in achiote chilli and pineapple
Pescado Traditional Mexican fish taco
Tinga De Pollo Chicken with chorizo in a chipotle tomato sauce, topped with Mexican cheese and sour cream
VEGGIE TACOS (reg. $2.50 each)
Calabacitas (vegan option) Zucchini, sweet corn and bell pepper medley topped with queso fresco
Frijoles Charros con Queso (vegan option) Refried cowboy beans with Mexican cheese
Rajas Con CremaRoasted poblano peppers with creamed corn, sour cream and Mexican cheese
Hongos con Kale (vegan) Trio of mushrooms and kale, stewed in a guajillo salsa verde
For more information about La Taqueria, including locations and hours, please visit www.lataqueria.com and follow along on Instagram @LaTaqueria.