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About Fayuca

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

Cuisines:
Regional Mexican (North), Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5-10:00 PM
Tuesday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -10:00 PM
Wednesday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -10:00 PM
Thursday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -10:30 PM
Friday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -11:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM–11.30 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Happy Hour from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Cross Street:
Nelson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 689-8523

Website:
http://www.fayuca.ca/

Executive Chef:
Martin Vargas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fayuca Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (40)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for a Date (29)
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Tapas (26)
Group Bookings (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Authentic (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fun (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Casual (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Healthy (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post-theatre (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Outdoor Eating (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Gluten-Free Options (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romance (8)
Vegan (7)
Lunch (7)
Spicy (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (5)
Organic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Brunch (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

This restaurant delivers food that is different and unique from what you'd find at other restaurants, and this is what makes it special. The food is fresh and beautifully plated.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 12, 2018

Interesting, well-prepared food in an appealing atmosphere with friendly, professional service. Not the usual Mexican fare, creative and well thought-out menu. Will try again for dinner, and maybe brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tapas
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food!

Food1
Ambience3
Service5
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I ordered the pasta dish which turned out to be barely edible Lipton soup noodles which were poorly flavoured - $15!!! My friend did far better with the chicken dish. The only saving grace for my meal was that it was small, probably half the size of my friend's.
i'd sent my grown kids here as a Xmas gift, a chance for all three of them & their partners to have a night out together. They had a great experience.
I thought I'd try....never again.

Food1
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I found the food bland ..nothing exceptional about the taste. Very disappointing as it was a business meeting and I had read good reviews but ended up feeling embarrassed. The waiter was also not well informed about what kind of fish was being served but he did go and check.

I would actually recommend to anyone that I know to NOT go here. A nice setting does not make up for somewhat poor service and very unappealing food. My companion was also unimpressed. Not a good thing way to impress a business contact.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is not your average Mexican food! Delicious, creative dishes served with inventive cocktails - and all with great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 5, 2018

My new favourite restaurant! The food was excellent and the server gave great suggestions

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 4, 2018

After hearing many good reviews, I decided to try it out for a business lunch with a client (in town from LA), and it was a perfect choice! Food was delicious, and the service was very good - the staff are really passionate about their dishes, and offered some great light lunch recommendations. The 2 person booth seating was super cute and and I'll definitely be back again in to try the delicious looking evening menu! Yum.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Refreshingly original menu. Superb quality. Good music and ambiance.

Food4
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Terrible service on New Years eve. we've been to this restaurant before (3 other times) this time we were seated in this corner where no one really could see us. Waiter does not introduce himself - as the food arrived and throughout the meal he did not once ask how the food was. Its a few minutes before midnight and I notice that the staff is handing out champagne to those still left in the restaurant (about 15-20 people) and to all the cooks and wait staff working received a glass but we don't get a glass of champagne. Now we had just spent $300.00 on dinner and drinks. It would have been nice if the staff made sure EVERYONE in the restaurant got a glass of champagne. This is the second time we've had terrible service at this restaurant.

Tags: Tapas
Food4
Ambience2
Service1
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was good. They have a creative twist and the flavors are great. We drew the short straw on the server so it really ruined the evening for us. I wouldn’t go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fun setting for high quality Pacific-side authentic Mexican food. Ambience lively and friendly. Great service. Limited but well thought out wine list. Amazing value for money.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I love this restaurant! One of my favorite Vancouver restaurants! Only ONE improvement needs to be made: Do not make the restaurant much darker after dark. We all need to be able to read the menu, see the food/drink and able to see other people's faces too. Please make it more accessible for anyone with either night blinds or low vision too. Much thanks! :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good food and good value. Definitely will go back.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food was great but the service we found slow and sometime not attentive. Overall food great but table service needs work and even though we spent 400 for 3 people they really didn't look after us that well.

Food5
Ambience3
Service3
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I must admit I was slow in getting around to visiting, partly because many reviews seemed negative on the food. I'm SO glad we finally made it though, and totally see both why most of the professional critics rave about it and yet many of the local reviewers not so much.

This was Mexican food only in the loosest sense - very regional in style, with many adjustments to local seasonal PNW produce, and nothing like most of the other (and let's face it, generally pretty poor) Mexican cuisine available in Vancouver. Every dish had at least a couple of strongly contrasting flavours, sometimes with an 'in-between' ingredient to help pull them together but sometimes not.

The value of the 'tasting' menu was just ludicrous - $34 for FOUR courses which retailed for $14-18 apiece for the 3 savouries. So, unlike the usual 'free dessert' level saving from a prix fixe, it was more of a 'buy two tapas, get one free AND a free dessert!' At $18 extra the 3 matched wines with the savoury courses was also very good value (smaller pours than the regular glasses, but still better value than a couple of regular glasses - and very interesting wines they were too).

Service was the only flaw - extremely friendly, but VERY slow. Resto asks that you be finished with your two-top in 1hr45min - and we didn't even get our dessert by then, and were ~2hrs 15min end to end. All the servers were very upbeat, did apologise for delays several times so it may have been a shortage of kitchen staff.

If you've been pondering about this place like I was, the only caveat I'd offer is that if you are someone who does not like bold flavours best avoided (NB: not HEAT - there was a homemade habanero sauce that had a good kick, but none of the dishes were loaded with chili; by far the most potent flavour was the garlic aioli which was akin to eating raw, fresh garlic in strength - but it just sliced through the intensely rich oxtail ragu on the pasta making a beautiful combo).

We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Spicy, Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were 15 mins late for our resos and front of house staff were kind and understanding (on one of the busiest holiday weekends) and shuffled things around to accommodate us.

Food was delicious, we all enjoyed the dishes and would likely recommend to a friend.

I'm not sure if it was the loud setting but our server seemed to have trouble communicating and understanding us and we ended up feeling a little uncomfortable with her demeanor. Another staff member approached our table when we were finishing up cocktails and was quite abrupt in inquiring if we were ready to wrap up before plunking the bills in front of us and rushing us out. As the atmosphere is so cozy, a more gentle approach to letting us know they were closing would have left us with warmer feelings about the experience when we left.

I've dined here a few times now and this is my only negative review. Other than this staff have been friendly enough, not over-bearing and great food and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was outstanding, and there service very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were 5 friends meeting for dinner. All of the 8 share plates were creative and delicious. The service was excellent. Great cocktails.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Kitchen just needs stronger range hoods/better ventilation

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Creative combinations but do not always work.

Not very authentic Northern Pacific Mexican. I grew up in Guaymas.

It can be done and I hope they refine it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent. Met all expectations. Great service and food

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Really enjoy coming here. The environment is great and the food is excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Afternoon Tea
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

They menu was excellent but flavours were a litttle muted for Latin and Mexican. Good dishes. Cocktails and wine list need an evolution.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I love the food and design, and your washrooms are awful. One out of order, dingy, does not fit the style of the restaurant.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great evening with special friends! Food was delicious, lovely the guacamole and also the cauliflower. Our waiter was very attentive and great service!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Fayuca. We sampled cactus for the first time and loved it. The margaritas over ice were delicious.
I recommend this upscale latin american restaurant for its creativity.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
Food4
Ambience5
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Was packed so we grabbed two seats at the bar. We had great service, even while the bartenders were busy mixing drinks. In fact, they even made a couple of off the cuff cocktails for us - one was unreal! Healthy portions, healthy food!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

We arrived at 4:00 (early supper) not realizing it was happy hour, 3 orders of the best guacamole and two orders of beet ceviche later we ordered our mains, Grilled Cauliflower and an Albacore Tuna crudo with greens.

Guacamole - outstanding, creamy with just enough spice
Beet Ceviche - possibly the freshest, lightest, most delicious plate of food I've ever had.
Caulifower - just enough char to add a smoky depth of flavour, delicious onion puree
Albacore Crudo - light fresh and dressed perfectly.

Service was great, friendly and informative.

Will definitely be going back. I may need to move to Yaletown.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very much enjoyed our evening! We had a family dinner with 8 of us and shared several dishes so we could try out a lot of different items on the menu. The service was good and the food was delicious. Will be coming back for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Tasting Menu
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

good food. Small portions.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful staff and fun atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Spicy, Vegan, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everyone was so accommodating and the food was delicious!

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

This place is definitely worth a visit. The food is interesting and the service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a group of 6 when we had dinner at Fayuca. The food was amazing and the service was excellent too.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent Food. Make sure you reserve a table in advance.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Tapas, Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Such a wonderful meal. All the food was outstanding and fresh and flavorful. Will be back again soon

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a great time taking our friends out to Fayuca, the food was very different and flavourful, inventive, and the service solid. A little loud, but overall a fantastic positive experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 6, 2017

We had a fantastic time dining and celebrating a birthday. The staff are all knowledgeable polite and efficient. I was so impressed the first time I went there that I went with my kids 4 days later again.
The decor is refreshing stylish and
Calming. The bar and drinks are
On trend and the food is fantastic

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Service wasn’t great and neither was the food. Food took a while to hit the table and waitress didn’t stop by once to ask how our food was. Overall was a disappointment

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