Fayuca

4.3
248 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional Mexican (North)
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Nominated for Canada's Best New Restaurant, 2017 –enRoute Magazine

"Even in Vancouver, where tacos have suddenly become the new sushi, Fayuca is not like any other Mexican restaurant." –Alexandra Gill, Globe & Mail

"Possibly the most interesting restaurant to land in Yaletown in the last decade." –Andrew Morrison, Scout Magazine

"It’s not Mexican food. But I felt it was Mexican enough to tweet out, ‘Best Mexican food in town.’" –Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Regional Mexican (North), Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 689-8523
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Martin Vargas
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Nelson
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Public Transit
Only a few blocks from Canada Line's Yaletown – Roundhouse Station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 248 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Fayuca did a great job on food, ambiance and feel!

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The Service was great. I did enjoy the food but found it extremely expensive. While the menu was very creative, the food was not as good as the description made it out to be.
Over all a decent experience. I was hoping for more.

Mark

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Unique, delicious Mexican cuisine. Reasonable prices. Not too noisy.

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MR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Share all the plates! Guacamole is awesome, as is cauliflower and grilled cactus. Gin cocktails are excellent, too!

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CT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Been here a few times and always loved the food unfortunately this time wasn’t up to expectations. Served raw flank steak and the service seemed slow. Maybe an off night.

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BT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Overall a lovely dining experience. Our waitress disappeared (and went off shift as we saw her in a coat after a while) and didn't offer to settle up or let us know we would have a new server. We would have purchased many more drinks, but there was no one to order from. Other than that hiccup, the food and drinks were delicious and it's great to find a restaurant that takes reservations for a party of 6 easily.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Horrible music. Boom, boom, boom. No melody, no charm, no ambience. And we had to shout to have a conversation. We mentioned this to the waiter who took no notice of our feedback. Why ask for feedback if you ignore it?

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very flavorful, well plated and priced well for a Yaletown restaurant. Tortillas were made to order and SO good. We ordered between 2 of us...salmon ceviche (good but small portion), cactus with haloumi cheese (our favorite and a must!!) and the lamb belly entree for 2 which was delicious and perfect for sharing. Shared flourless cake which was a great way to end the meal. The atmosphere is cozy and casual but with a cool vibe. Drink list is original but a bit pricey. Service was great. Would highly recommend. Will return again for sure next time we want classy Mexican cuisine!

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Ambience was nice but food was lazy. Beef ribs dish was especially bland and uninteresting.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The taste and creativity in each dish is just amazing. Sad I didn't discover sooner. I have been there twice in three weeks and am taking friends for lunch there today.

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MN
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Everything was great, except the loud music. It was so loud that we had to yell at some point.
Everything else was really nice.

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KF
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Ceviche and happy hour appetizers and drinks were a great value!

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is very delicious and unique.

The patio is romantic.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Definitely go if you're willing to try some place new and you pass by Fayuca countless of times.. try it! Went with friends on a Saturday, the ambience was nice, friendly service AND the food was amazing! It's a shareable menu, good to share with a group of ppl.

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MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

So impressed by the menu. Highly recommend the guacamole, meatballs and the fish ceviche.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Amazing food on the set menu! But service was VERY slow.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, delicious food and excellent service!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

flavour explosion in every dish. 🤯
we ordered the cactus with salsa verde which is a must. if you don’t order it then what are you even doing here. we also ordered the salpicón, mussel tacos and oxtail fideo (one of the best). it was too much food for 2 people but it was so good we ate everything. for dessert we ordered the buñuelos with mango, it is so delicious and fresh it’s absurd that i don’t have this everyday.
the tortillas are so good, you can actually feel the love in them. they are the real deal.
we sat at a gorgeous table and i could see into the kitchen, those people have such a good vibe, just radiant, like they know they’re making delicious food and yet they’re still so cool looking and chill about it.
next time i go (soon) i will give my compliments to the chef. and also my number.

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t
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent setting, great food and cocktails !!!- Authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern touch !
I love this place.

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, great flavor. Not what one would expect for Mexican. Well worth a try.

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W
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was innovative and very good taste. They were very accommodating of vegan needs and dishes.
Wine selection was varied and very good.
We will definitely be back.

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect.
Great welcome by Rachel
Outstanding service by Caitland (sp?)
Lovely sitting on the patio.

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TH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food was good. Oysters were off, so we sent them back. Got charged for them anyway along with another item we didn't order. All forgivable, however, our server was too busy to ever return to our table to help us with the issues. Cute vibe & decor. Too bad the service was so lacking. Sorry, there's too many awesome restaurants in Van for me me to want to give it another chance.

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MF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The lamb barbacoa was especially good - only drawback - the mescal Margarita tasted a bit watered down, but on the whole, really enjoyed it.

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J
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always inventive meals that is delicious, well presented and an invitation to return

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic service; interesting, tasty food!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went there for special birthday - we had a fantastic evening! Food was great, server was great - we were there forever because we felt so comfortable and the food was so good!!

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I celebrated our joint birthdays there. We were very well taken care of, the food was excellent and we enjoyed the experience

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MR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everythimg was delicious! I love northwest mexican food.

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O
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We came back to this place because of the grilled cactus and it was as good as the first time. Our server, Caitlin, was very friendly and attentive. She got me another drink when I just requested for ice as I found it didn’t have enough and it was a particularly hot day so must’ve melted.

I booked a week in advance and requested a patio table but didn’t get one. Apparently, there was a waiting list and had to be there before 5pm to get one, which didn’t make sense to me. However, I will go back again when I get another craving for the grilled cactus!

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious - flavourful. Attentive staff. Duck was excellent! Tender and not chewy.

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JP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good, but waited a long time for our order. The appetizer came out quick but our mains took a long time. If we were in more of a hurry I might have minded more but it was okay since we came there to catch up with my aunt who was visiting.

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E
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The ceviche was fresh and sparkling. The lamb belly was on the fatty side, but I think that it what they were going for. Service was attentive and prompt. The manager from Versailles was charming, and the entire experience delightful. Thank you.

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j
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really wonderful place, full of unique, inventive food, and a very nice atmosphere and friendly, attentive, and efficient staff. The Salmon Ceviche was exquisite—possibly the best we've ever had.

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A
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent food, recommend it.
Service was a little slow though.
Great location and the terrasse is very nice.

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PM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Was very impressed with the service. Each course was brought out at the perfect time. We were neither rushed or ever waiting.

Everything we ordered was really, really good, special mention for the lamb belly.

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BL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good and different than other mexican restaurants. Refreshing.
The cocktails were high quality. The atmosphere on the patio was fun and friendly not pretentious.

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Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We loved the food! Maybe the best ceviche we have ever had, and the grilled cactus was excellent as well. The service was perfect, friendly staff, allowing the guests to spend plenty of time for choosing.

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CC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

The food was good but the service was terrible. Our server barely came to our table and didn't even ask us how our food was. When we ran out of tortilla shells for our cactus dip, we had to look for our server but we couldn't after a while so we had to just ask the bus boy.

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time with my family there, nice atmosphere, beautiful design, great/delicious dishes, great service. It’s not a usual Mexican dishes, which make it really interesting. You have to try Grilled Cactus with hallomi cheese.
Highly recommended.

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