Fayuca

4.5
211 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional Mexican (North)
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tapas
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
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, 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 211 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OT
5.0Dined a day ago

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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3.0Dined 2 days ago

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
5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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SA
3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Guacamole and chips were excellent.
Cauliflower dish was alright.
Fish dish and Rice dish were bland and again had no textural contrast at all.
This place is great for a drink and appes I think. Maybe other main dishes would have been better, they looked good on other tables.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great ambience and service. Cocktail program is excellent and food was very good. Great overall value, would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great food, great service-have the lamb , you will not be sorry you did

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious. Great value for the quality of food and dining environment. We appreciated that there wasn’t a seating time limit, so that we could enjoy our get-together.

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VZ
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The food was quite salty, all of the dishes we tried were disappointing. The virgin cocktails were tasty but all the dishes didn’t have any flavour profile, just salt.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fayuca was our best dining experience on a week-long foodie fest thru Vancouver. Every dish was spectacular but some of the standouts were the cactus (we ordered two), the lamb and the fideo. There regular menu was complemented by a delicious dessert selection. We had the tortillas (buñuelos to us Angelenos) and the strawberry rhubarb. Drinks were great and even the virgin selections were excellent. We kept refilling our canela Jamaica’s. The service was also on point and super friendly, a la Vancouver. We also had our phones out and on Shazam all night because of the fabulous background music. Best meal ever...thanks Fayuca for capping off our Vancouver trip spectacularly!

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LD
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Not your typical Mexican food...great flavors and sauces...the only disappointment was the seafood stew entree which we split but seemed to be a little light on the seafood

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OT
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Really good food. Atmosphere was fun and lively. Portions were on the smaller side if you were splitting them, like they suggest. Price was a bit steep.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Very fresh take on Mexican food. Wish we had it in LA!!!

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OT
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Creative food but not superb in flavour or execution.
Service was average to poor.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The design and decor is like no other place in Vancouver, good energy and vibes. The food is so amazing, I wish the chef would come live with me and cook for me everyday. My life would be complete.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The food was excellent - very delicious. The staff were attentive. Our only complaint was that they could explain how things are meant to be eaten better. Would definitely eat there again.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

If you're in Vancouver, go here now. The food is extraordinary. Flavorful, creative, and delicious. We ordered Guacamole with Fried Parsnips, Grilled Cauliflower with Green Adobo; Red Rice in Green Almond Sauce and Enfrijolada. For just two of us, it was one dish too many, but every dish was unique, flavorful and surprising. Subtle hints of hot spice, smoke, and fresh flavors. The cauliflower was a tad overcooked for my taste, but it was still delicious. Service staff is friendly, attentive, and well informed on all of the menu options. Freat spot for dinner and a lot of people watching.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Located in the Yaletown district of Vancouver this is listed as a mexican restaurant. I think more Latin but with a big updated twist. The food was excellent and so many different flavors. Since I am writing this review 3 weeks after our 2 week vacation in Canada I cannot remember exactly what our dishes consisted of as we only ate shared plates, but each one was off the hook. The restaurant is located in the young and up and coming revised neighborhood of Yale Town and is very much a local hangout, but you will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Visited on Monday night. Not many folks. Food was well prepared and well seasoned. Sort of fusion Mexican and Canadian. Drinks have a mezcal base. It was a negroni with mezcal. Different but not to my taste. Lamb was great.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was all terrific! 4 of us (plus a toddler) shared a whole bunch of dishes so we got to try a variety of food, and everything was delicious and different from what you’d get in a typical Mexican restaurant. Great cocktails as well! We all really enjoyed our time there and can’t wait to come back!

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IT
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food is excellent. All dishes are interesting, tasty, well prepared and well presented. Service is ok: a few too many 'how is everything?' passes by various waiters. Meanwhile they delivered the wrong glass of wine to table, to the wrong person.

Fayuka is very good place for drinks with tapas. A good atmosphere and great location to drop in before or after a show.

But don't imagine you'll get a meal here. The portions are way too small. $200/4 people people with only 2 drinks and we all left hungry.

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MM
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We shared 7 or 8 dishes and they were all phenomenal. The guacamole is outstanding! Really good margaritas too!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Cocktails were amazing - food was amazing and portions were much bigger than expected. Adding it to our top 10 list!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was very delicious, service was great but could use a few more BC wines

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OT
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food and cocktails. Interior design is amazing! 👌🏻

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OT
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Very creative and unique dishes. Great value as well.

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M
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I was very impressed with Fayuca. We had an amazing seat on the patio and tried a variety of dishes (highly recommend the ceviche and beef cheeks). Great service as well - we will be back!

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Restaurant decor very interesting and service was good, but as the evening wore on, music was turned up even more, so noise level was disturbingly high. Cactus appy was very tasty and good, but our mains of braised beef cheeks and grilled flank steak were so so.

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JR
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Very interesting menu and well executed dishes. Terrific to eat elevated Mexican cuisine.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Overall it was pleasant experience!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always great

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LB
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I celebrated my 50th birthday here with 7 friends and we had a superb evening. Huge variety of colourful dishes; creative, delicious cocktails; healthy portions; helpful, friendly service; even balloons provided by the restaurant. We stayed for four hours and were never rushed a bit. Fayuca is the perfect spot for a special occasion or any night out!

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J
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We didn’t love the cauliflower dish, pretty tasteless.

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KD
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We enjoyed the food.
Very different for Mexican.
The margaritas were excellent.
Service was good except they did not bring us the chips that every other table seem to get and they never asked us if we wanted dessert. I guess we didn't need the extra calories.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great experience, food and service!

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OT
3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Not impressed at all.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

It was great, very different experience than what I’ve heard of.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Totally unexpected awesomeness! Dined there with a vegetarian and a meat lover. All three of us left totally satisfied and impressed with the flavorful concoctions and warm fun ambiance!!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Overall experience was good. The door was open and we were the first table so it was a little chilly but we tolerated it.
The happy hour specials were good. Food was good and the drinks were good. They make a wonderful Old Fashioned!!

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s
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Excellent food Not your usual Mexican restaurant Dishes were really special from different regions in Mexico
We will return

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AB
2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was mediocre and expensive. We took two bites of one of our dishes and couldnt eat any more. Was asked for feedback we said it was super fishy and over cooked. It was taken away but not removed from our bill. Server was good but we went for food and it was disappointing. Wouldnt recommend or return

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