Mexican food is a way of life. In Victoria there are a variety of options, including regional specialities, to choose from, whether you are looking for carne asada, burritos, mole, and even Mexican brunch. While there are a lot of spots you can visit when craving Mexican food, these three restaurants were voted as favourites earlier this fall. We hope you enjoy their food as much as we do.
The Mexican restaurant with the most votes is Tacofino. Tacofino strives to make you feel like you are recharging on a beach every time you enjoy their food; after all, it all started in Tofino, BC, in a surf parking lot. They are inspired by the bold flavours and BBQs they’ve encountered while visiting surf destinations all over the world. And of course, they love to support local farmers, and the business is all about having clean meat and keeping the oceans happy.
They currently have 13 very popular locations in BC, including the taco bar in Victoria.
Everyone loves their burritos, especially the crispy chicken, but we definitely recommend trying their pork gringas and tuna taco.
760 Pandora Ave.
Coming in second place in the best Mexican category is the family restaurant La Taquisa. It started in a food cart in Cook Street Village in 2010. The owner Sindy Bueno is from Guadalajara, Mexico, and the restaurant uses her family recipes. Their fillings and salsas are made from scratch, along with their fresh pressed-to-order corn tortillas.
Must-tries at La Taquisa include their traditional Mexican mole and their Baja-style tacos.
1017 Blanshard St.
176 Wilson St. #120
768 Goldstream Ave.
Fuego Old Town Eatery
We are happy to announce that our third place restaurant is Fuego Old Town Eatery. Fuego has become one of Victoria’s favourite breakfast and lunch spots. Almost everything they serve is made from scratch, right down to their popular habanero hot sauce. The restaurant has a great selection of gluten-free options and is licensed with a select cantina and espresso bar. By mixing sweet and savoury, they show they are not afraid to mix things up.
Delicious food, great service, and a Mexican vibe are part of the experience at Fuego. We definitely recommend trying out their El Porco Benny: poached eggs, slow roasted pork, and caramelized apples, served on two crispy potato pancakes, topped with a smokey chipotle hollandaise sauce.
1435 Store St.
We encourage you to support your favourite restaurants by dining in or ordering takeout—and, of course, try new ones! Let us know what you think by emailing email@example.com, or reach out on social media at @tastingvictoria.