Tequila Kitchen (Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Vancouver)

Tequila Kitchen (web site, 1043 Mainland St. Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-681-2120) is a new restaurant in the Yaletown neighborhood of downtown Vancouver, offering authentic and fresh Mexican cuisine in a simple and almost austere atmosphere.

The minimalistic decor evokes some great restaurants and hotels I experienced while visiting the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, which catered mainly to Mexicans on vacation rather than American tourists.

Susan Hollis writes, “Tequila Kitchen encourages diners to taste the soul food of Mexico”, and I agree – the fresh guocamole, home-made salsa, and corn tortillas stuffed with scrumptious goodness brought me back to the streets of the towns I visited in Mexico. CityFood Magazine has some photos and reveals that owner Laura Enriquez spent over twenty years running successful restaurants in Playa Del Carmen.

Pictured below are items from Tequila Kitchen’s signature Lunch Platter ($13) which is an affordable way to try a variety of tasty temptations, including: guacamole, salsa, 1 Tostada de Pollo (shredded chicken on an oven baked tortilla topped with lettuce, avocado, green salsa, onion cream and cheese), 2 Tacos de Cochinita (pulled pork slowly cooked in juicy annatto sauce in soft corn tortillas with marinated red onions), 2 Tacos de Rajas (Poblano rajas, sauted chicken and onions with cheese in a creamy sauce served in soft corn tortillas), rice, beans & salad. Visit the restaurant’s web site for their current dinner menu.

Mexican Tacos at Tequila Kitchen in Vancouver
Mexican Tacos at Tequila Kitchen in Vancouver (included with the Lunch Platter)

Salsa and guocamole.
Salsa and guocamole.

Tostada de Pollo (included in the Lunch Platter)Tostada de Pollo (included in the Lunch Platter)

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3 Responses to “Tequila Kitchen (Mexican Restaurant in Downtown Vancouver)”

  1. Shitake Says:

    I had an amazing experience at the Tequila Kitchen last weekend. The food is fresh, authentic and the servers professional and knowledgeable. Yum.

    I have to comment on the previous post. It is a shame that you were not responded to immediately but I don’t find the charge unreasonable. You are asking to book a lunch party at a place that does not serve lunch. There are a tone of costs associated for a restaurant opening early for you.

  2. Geoff Says:

    Sorry to hear that. I have been happy with the service and food when I visited. Hopefully they will reconsider their policies or that it was a misunderstanding.

  3. Susie Says:

    Very disappointed with the owners at Tequila Kitchen. I called to make a lunch reservation for a group Christmas lunch for my office. I was told it was no problem and that someone would call me the next day to organize it. No one called, and I finally called again, and was told someone would call me the next day. He did, and informed me that since they had to open a few hours early just for us (a group of 20), they would be charging us an additional $35 PER PERSON for the priveledge of them opening their doors early. Apparently, they tried the same scam on a major downtown law firm as well. I think their mentality is that if they leave it a week, then try this crap on us, everything else will be booked for Christmas lunches and we’ll be forced to pay their extortionists fees. Not us. They just lost our business, collectively, in my office, for good.

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