3 highly-rated Mexican restaurants in the Tri-Cities
For the best tacos, flautas, enchiladas and everything in between
If you’re struggling to find a really good, authentic Mexican restaurant in the Tri-Cities, we’ve got you covered.
Though it’s hard to pick favourites, we’ve singled out three highly-rated restaurants in the area that have been praised for both the quality of food and atmosphere. All are our top contenders for the greatest taco in the Tri-Cities as well as great options for a classy night out, serving both familiar (and perhaps unfamiliar!) Mexican fare that will have you coming back for more.
Walking into Original’s Cafe Mexicano is like walking into someone’s home. No, really—the restaurant is about the size of a large living room, but that’s part of what gives it its irresistible charm. The food (oh, the food!) is just as alluring, with an ample list of tacos (from carnitas to pescadita), starters (think queso fundido and ceviche) and mains like lamb barbacoa and stuffed poblano peppers. Both the quaint atmosphere and food make for an unforgettable dinner, lunch, and even weekend brunch experience.
Address: 1-2231 Clarke St, Port Moody
This laid back, unfussy Mexican eatery is a must-try if you’re looking for an authentic taste of Mexico in the Tri-Cities. Whether you want to try something new or simply want to sink your teeth into a juicy burrito, its menu does not disappoint. The braised beef tongue “lengua” tacos immediately caught our attention, as well as their mole oaxaqueno—butterflied chicken smothered in a rich, dark sauce prepared with a variety of chilies. Inspired by the food found at Mexican markets, Si Senior delivers just that.
Address: 2851 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam
This glass-lined, cylindrical restaurant has a bright and energetic ambience, bringing a tropical vibe that allows you to briefly escape from Vancouver’s typical cloudy weather. The food equally matches the energy, with the menu featuring an exciting list of ingredients and flavours that are comprised of both fusion and traditional Mexican cuisine. Find enchiladas and al pastor tacos to Korean barbecue pork burritos and “birria-inspired” street tacos, as well as adorable mason jar desserts that come in peanut butter pudding and dulce de leche cheesecake flavours.