EL TAQUERO - TACOS & TEQUILA
Mexico City Style Street Tacos - Downtown On Ellis
Crafted by Izzy our "El Taquero" (which means "The Taco Maker), our tacos are inspired by the street side taco stands of Mexico City and include many family recipes.
Paired up with cócteles and cervezas by our Margarita Shakers, you're sure to enjoy true flavours of Mexico. ¡Provecho!
We are open for Dine In, Take Out and Catering Delivery with COVID safety measures in place.
Sundays & Mondays 'til 8pm
Tuesdays - Thursdays 'til 9pm
Fridays & Saturdays 'til 10pm
COCINA DEL TAQUERO
"Barriga Llena, Corazón Contento" Full Belly, Happy Heart
At El Taquero, our food is truly made from the heart. A mosaic of regions and flavours are represented on our menu, as they are represented in the City. Izzy learnt how to cook from his mom, as did I. She's been gracing our little taco shop with her presence since we opened in 2015 and we honour her every day by striving to reach her high standards in flavour and technique. The menu of El Taquero represents both the traditional Mexican flavours made with authentic ingredients and methods (tacos, pozole, tortas), blended with dishes that have been requested over the years by our Taco Fans. (Enchiladas, Nachos, Burritos) No matter what the dish, you will be treated with flavourful, home made, fresh and as often as we can local ingredients.
WORRY FREE CATERING BY EL TAQUERO
Pick Up, Delivery, Taqueria Take Over or Full Service
Throughout the years, we've done everything from intimate dinner parties complete with cooking lessons for six people to full service wedding complete with a margarita bar for 250 people. Scroll down our packages below or give us a jingle on our catering hotlime to find out more! 778.215.1554
TAKE & MAKE TACOS
Fun & Interactive
back yard gatherings, house parties, meetings.
Everything you need to have a taco party at your home or office.
...we do the cooking, your guests do the assembling.
Groups of 20-50
TACOS IN A BOX
PERFECT FOR OFFICE LUNCHEONS,
HOUSE PARTIES & SPORT GATHERINGS!
For Groups of 6-25)
this one we call Pressing the Izzy Button.
Pre-Assembled Tacos plattered up & ready to eat.
Pop ‘em on the table & watch them disappear.
just let us know how many people & dietary concerns,
INVITE THE TACO MAKER
THE FULL TACO MAKER EXPERIENCE
For Groups of 40-200
*Private Dinner Parties or Interactive Cooking Lessons for 6-20 People Available on Request*
Full service catering and bar services complete with Mexican warmth & hospitality.
We will bring the fiesta to your home, work place or event venue.
full service catering
*Optional Margarita Bar
*Optional Plate & Dish Rentals
Menus Vary - click for samples
IT ALL STARTED WITH TACO NIGHTS
Izzy moved to Vancouver from Mexico City in 2009 and started making his favourite tacos for his “gringo” friends on periodic Taco Nights. As the infamous Taco Night grew to over 40 people a glass pitcher labeled “grocery fund” joined the table along side salsas & rajas.
In 2015, Izzy and I moved to Kelowna to raise our daughter and opened “El Taquero”, which translates to “The Taco Maker” Izzy’s deep love of the Oaxacan culture is inspiration for both food and imagery at El Taquero.
The jaguar featured in our logo is our daughter’s Oaxacan spirit animal. The hand crafted version, which adorns the white brick wall, was a gift from Izzy’s mother to bring good luck and fortune to the shop. It has gazed upon our taco shop ever since and has been a topic of many a question and curiosity from our guests.
At El Taquero we are here to share these flavours, culture and stories of Mexico. Conversations and questions always welcome. Our Taco Shop is Yours.
1443 Ellis Street