Fayuca

4.4
354 reviews
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Regional Mexican (North)
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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
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BK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant! 4 of us shared guac, barbacoa , rockfish and duck dumplings. All of the dishes were so very tasty. I think this is the best guacamole I have ever had.

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We met with one of my husband’s work colleagues and her husband and it was a very relaxed atmosphere .
Everyone enjoyed the fresh food and the unique North Mexican flavors . We appreciated the fact it was not overpriced. We will come again !

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m
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was disappointed with the taste of the food; expected something more exciting. Had tried to get into Fayuca the weekend before and ended up at Anatoli - whose good is more appealing, and tastier.... found their fish portion size too small - camouflaged with potatoes to make it look larger. ....will give it another try.

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LS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love, love, love this restaurant!!! This was my second time and it did not disappoint. Took my mom for early Mother’s Day dinner. Food is so fresh, creative and delicious! Margarita’s with Mezcal is a must have! Service is excellent. Highly recommend this place!

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OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A taste treat! The guacamole and the flank steak were extraordinarily good...definitely gonna repeat those. The beet ceviche was also very tasty. We went early on a Friday night, so it wasn’t too busy yet. The wait staff were all friendly and attentive. NOT your typical Tex-Mex kinda joint; and not cheap either.

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V
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Dishes were tasty, but don't expect true Mexican cuisine. It's contemporary Pacific Northwest cuisine with some Mexican ingredients and flavours. (Was disappointed by how my cactus tasted, compared to what I had in Mexico City before.)

Menu portions are shockingly small for their price, not really getting enough value, even though the food was tasty, it's not entirely worth it.

The restaurant is gorgeous and our waiter had great service.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food. Personable and professional service. Beautiful interior design.

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The food was really disappointing, the carnitas tasted a week old, it was so dry. The salad had no dressing. I have no idea how you could screw up carnitas, its the simplest Mexican dish to make.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Food was overall underwhelming and the music was beyond loud. Been there done that Fayuca.

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AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great to taste a variety of foods from Mexico that are not the standard version of what North Americans experience as Mexican. The Mescal flight was a great adventure as well.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Anniversary dinner

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really interesting fusion concept and well done. Love anywhere building food not walls! Great location in Yaletown on a low-rise street and an easy walk to Skytrain or across the Cambie Street bridge to the south shore of False Creek/Olympic Village neighbourhoods.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, a great experience with very friendly staff and a unique menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, perfect margaritas! Will be back.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 1

We had a reservation at Fayuca and were really looking forward to a good Mexican dinner with friends from the UK. But the music was so loud we could hardly hear each other. So we left and went to another restaurant up the street that was wonderful and quieter. You guys really need to create an ambiance that isn't loud so people can enjoy each other and the food.

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K
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Unique food experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has amazing food and environment is lovely. Price is high but worth checking out

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b
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

just great..evryone loved the food and our servers were lovely

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LA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I made a reservation for 2, they gave us such an amazing table, we absolutely loved the design and decor. We ordered some drinks, we love that they have such great natural wines. We ordered a few things to share: the mushroom tostadas are insanely amazing, I though about ordering more and just having that lol but we had ordered more things, like the octopus and pork belly which was soooo good we were practically licking the plate. For reals-the server was ready to take the empty plate and we didn't let him. We also ordered the shishito peppers, they lasted for a few seconds. The oxtail fideo is definitely a favorite, you can never go wrong with that! We couldn't make up our minds about dessert so we ended up getting 2- the chocolate mousse which is the fanciest and yummiest take on s'mores you will ever have & the buñuelos, which were amazing, the flavors and textures exploding in your mouth creating non stop waves of joy. I want to have dinner here forever. All the servers are so nice and explain every dish with detail, which makes it all more magical. I'm forever crushing on the chef- if you're reading this, I'm your #1 fan. 10/ 10

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LS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2 couples out for dinner before a show. We had a reservation for 5:30. First time at this restaurant and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Recommended some drink and food options. They recommend family style - the food was amazing!! Fresh ingredients, unique spin on Mexican food. Great cocktail list and wine and beer options.

Would highly recommend for dinner with friends, date night, or girls night out. Will be a repeat customer!!

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DC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A must-go: interesting, flavourful dishes; appealing share-plate format; very reasonable prices - novel for Yaletown; plus great service and space.

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The awful chocolate mousse changed what had been a good meal. I assume those were baked tortillas in it and they weren't a good idea. There was an inspid sauce with chili with it and the chocolate flavour managed to be bland instead of intense. Also it would have been nice to have non alcoholic options in mixed drinks- I mean something more than fermented juice or Mexican soda. Maybe they exist but the waiter didn't mention any when I asked. Having servers reach in front of us to take away dishes or serve water is unpleasant but fairly common in this city. On the other hand, the grilled nopales with halloumi was delicous, as was the guacamole and homemade fried tortillas. Lastly, we had to raise our voices to be heard about the music but I guess some diners like it that way.

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant for the beautiful decor and excellent service. I was celebrating with my niece and it was a lovely spot to do this. The menu is really interesting and very veg friendly, which we appreciated. I was expecting a bit more punch with the flavors and was surprised that there didn't seem to be a great deal of flavor from chili or citrus, something I would have expected. I'd go there again, overall it was an enjoyable experience!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! Loved all appetizers.

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C
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had Sunday dinner at Fayuca with friends and we were delighted with the choice. Situated in Yaletown this mexican restaurant can easily be reach by transit...which is preferable since parking can be a nightmare in yaletown at anytime. The mexican theme was tastefully done...just hate those oversized sombreros in other places...with a muted clay and white colour scheme. There is an outdoor patio if desired but we decided to stay inside. For the 4 of us our charming waiter recommended shared entrees. We ordered the beet ceviche, grilled cactus, grilled cauliflower, guacamole (of course) and the lamb barbacoa. Everything we had was tasty. Since my dining companions are not as adventurous as I am, the next time I come here I'll try the mackerel ceviche which I couldn't find on their website. Their brunch menu also looks inviting! Well worth a visit.

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BM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The place was nice & cozy. The service was just ok since the waitress was very busy. The appies and main food were good (Best to be 4-5 people so you can share and try different things) . I have to say the desserts felt lacking though. I do recommend this place to a friend but don’t expect amazing service (does feel like you are in Spain!)

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the vibes sitting at the bar and the lamb tacos were incredible. We’ll be back!

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V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 5

We love Fayuca! The ambiance, food, and the service are all usually excellent. This visit was the first time we had an awful server. She repeatedly rolled her eyes at us, snapped at one of the guests for moving seats, and ruined our overall experience. It was especially disappointing as I had brought my closest girlfriends to Fayuca to celebrate my birthday.

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JM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fusion receipes work, flavor and presentation was good. Why do we confuse gourmet with small portions? I believe the value was not necessary the best. if you offer cactus on a dish, please actually add enough of this ingredient to call it so. Tostada dish was described as two tostadas....finding halves was definitely a surprise.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was first class
Looked like they were reserving the place strictly with reservations ad many walk ins were being turned away even though there were tons of tables

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My 4th visit. Brought some friends to try out the menu for the first time and they really enjoyed it as well. Food has great flavour and served in the right proportion. Service was friendly and our meals were served in the appropriate time.

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DJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So glad we went after a movie . . . industry pick for Golden Plate awards in Georgia Straight. Well worth it and still thinking about it . . .savoury, original, complex, satisfying. Many thanks.

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CS
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will go again. Very good service.

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CW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal and wonderful service!

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JW
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was so delicious, enjoyed every dish we ordered! Service was great our waiter was amazing! Really enjoyed our dining experience at Fayuca, will definitely come back again and recommend to others!

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P
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Highly recommend the black rice.

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AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Heard about this restaurant and a friend had been a few times and highly recommended it. Must of been an off night because our experience was not fair. The worst part was ordering mains after about 45 minutes ( our service was incredibly slow and not much follow up at all) IT NEVER SHOWED UP. The kitchen never received our order, I've never had this happen before. We did order 3 appies, but they were quite small yet very yummy. The servers really did nothing to appease us after we told them that after waiting almost an hour we didn't get our mains. But it was her fault for not even checking in with us after ordering the mains. They knew it was my birthday as well. Also when we were first seated, it took about 30 minutes to get asked if we would like drinks ( I had to wave a server down who had a bit of a nonchalent attitude.) Overall liked the vibe, tasty food albeit small portions , but didn't like the lack of willing do help us after not receiving our main courses and leaving hungry.

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OT
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

It was okay. The oysters were a standout.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic and very different mixtures of food that were so amazing.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything ok

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