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La Casita Gastown, Vancouver, BC

La Casita Gastown

4.6
4.6
52 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
La Casita in Gastown serves Mexican specialties in a bright, festive location. Stop in for a quick bite at lunch, meet up with the family for dinner, or visit for late-night eats and margaritas. Owner Caz invites you to discover the flavors of traditional Mexican favorites in a restaurant that welcomes everyone. La Casita offers a variety of antojitos for starting the meal, including soups, wings, prawn and fish ceviche, Texas nachos, jalapeno poppers and tostadas. The menu includes insalates and combinaciones, along with platos fuertes like the chimichanga, quesadillas, enchiladas and tacos. La Casita especialidades like the steak tampiquena, fajitas, chile relleno and blackened filete de cod are also favorites. Check out the drink specials for options that include the super margarita, which is perfect for sharing with up to three people.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (604) 646-2444
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Irving
  • Private party facilities
    Come and celebrate the most important events at the best Mexican restaurant in Vancouver.Let’s celebrate together the happiness of being alive one year after another. At La Casita, we will be happy to sing Happy Birthday for you, get a FREE meal on your birthday, if you come with a table of 6 or more.
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Cross Street
    Abbott
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 52 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

52 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked my daughter’s 25th birthday dinner here. Table of 12, 1 bill. Took nearly 20 minutes to get one round of drinks. Food was served immediately after. We paid for chips and salsa. Food was fairly good, that said they do have the best chimichangas I’ve had. They put our table downstairs because of the size, unfortunately we lost the ambiance because of that. All in all it was ok but overpriced.

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  2. DavidM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything went very with no surprises with the service. The food was very good. Will definitely go back.

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  3. JaneN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will definitely go back! Loved the service, food, music, environment!

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  4. GCLS

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great vibe, service, and food at the corner of Cordova and Abbott! Surprisingly spacious interior (and they have a basement level that's great for private parties). Most places won't let you make an online reservation for more than 6-8 people - or not without a deposit and requests for more information - but they allowed us to reserve seating for 12 for lunch on a Saturday, no problem with no deposit required and no questions asked. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was flavourful, with generous portions.

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  5. RobynF

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and drinks. We had a fun time. They were very accommodating with us arriving a little late because of traffic issues. Will keep this in mind for a future Mexican night.

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  6. Local

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never dissappoints. Every time I'm in the area this is my go-to. Greta food and service and definite value.

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  7. ToniF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt like being in Mexico, the vibe and food was excellent.

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  8. JessacM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks, and the perfect place for a group get together as per usual!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delightful experience at La Casita. We wanted a “real” Mexican meal, not just a taco plate, and were very happy with the menu selections—chilis rellenos, my favourite! Our waitress Jaja was attentive and helpful. Delicious margaritas too! We’ll definitely be back.

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  10. JoBananas

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow but the servers did work hard. Watched two sets of diners come in and then leave due to lack of service. Top shelf margarita was terrible. We watched our drinks sit there on the bar as our multiple servers made drinks for other tables. The food was decent but not outstanding. Atmosphere was lively. Took 20 minutes just to get the check after we asked for it.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, good vibe! The margaritas were very tasty.

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  12. JayM

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The place is very charming and service is great. Staff is wonderful and friendly. The food is also good and very tasty. The kicker however is the price. Its simply way too expensive for the products offered. Almost $30 for 3 enchiladas? Way too much

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious authentic Mexican food served in a fun environment!

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  14. JasonE

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have to be honest here, the food was quite bland. The tacos had nothing but meat on them... no pickled onion, no cilantro, or anything else. And the meat was not that good. The nachos which were on special were equally unimpressive. Don't get me wrong, the food was in the mexican traditions, just not very exciting for the hype I heard of the restaurant. Would I go there again, no! Would I say to stay away from the place, probably not... someone else might find the food enjoyable. There were enough people in the place who looked like they were okay with it.

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  15. cmariec

    Vancouver

    35 reviews

    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Took forever for anyone to take our order. Took forever to get the food. Drinks were overpriced & contained no alcohol. To top it all off, an automatic gratuity was included on the bill 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻Tips are supposed to be for outstanding service, which goes above & beyond the server's job-not for terrible service & expensive drinks that don't even contain alcohol. I would not recommend anyone to visit this restaurant

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  16. OwenP

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait staff was nice but service was slow. The food came out cold and took a very long time to come out at all. The food was mediocre at best. Very disappointing.

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  17. Traveler31

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined as a group of 6 on the main level. The restaurant seemed overwhelmed and did not have enough staff. The bar tender was doing triple duties. The food was great and the service, when we summoned them was really good, but we were forgotten several times. This is a very small dining area, but worth the trip and probably better if you dine in small groups.

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  18. EmilyB

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food and great atmosphere! really enjoyed the fish tacos :)

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  19. BBdiner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The place wasn’t busy but the service was inattentive. Tacos were tasty but dry.

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  20. TraceyG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First Time to this restaurant, service was amazing, everyone loved their meals. Will definitely return.

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  21. Jodi

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We all loved our food. Service was abysmal. Had to wave someone down for every drink order and our bill.

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  22. cheechgirl

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a relatively big group, but all the meals came out quickly. Staff was friendly and the food was delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    For the most part, the experience was really good. I don’t think they had enough staff to keep up with our needs. Overall, if you have a small party, really good venue.

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  24. OlivierM

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dining, real mexican food, really enjoyed food and service

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  25. LisaN

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome and individual margaritas really good 😊. I wouldn’t recommend pitchers of Margaritas though… Overall it was as expected and will always be one of my favourites ❤️

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  26. Canincal

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was EXTREMELY slow and orders were either inaccurate or very, very delayed. Half of the table received their food a good 20-30 mins before the other half. Table staff had to be flagged down to ask for refills on water, drinks, and chips. Food is good but not worth the abysmal service.

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  27. ChrisG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience all around. Very much looking forward to our next night out in the area where we can go here again.

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  28. EmilyM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, drinks were great and so were our servers! We love La Casita!

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  29. Noname

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Extremely rude service ive never been to a place that was so disrespectful to customers

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  30. LindaD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our meals were all excellent, the service was great, however the noise level was at times, too loud.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with a group of 8. Service was lacking and food wasn’t worth the money. With an automatic gratuity on the table, I don’t think the server was inclined to work for their tip. She was very busy chatting with staff most of the time. Food was average tasting, portions good size though.

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  32. FraserS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been going here 15 years best Mexican food in city

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  33. Visitor123

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, but terrible service this time, it was quite busy and a bit of a wait was expected, but we didn't get told that the kitchen is clearly backed up and we were waiting for about an hour, it was hard to get staffs attention to reorder drinks, they forgot our appetizer, then it took a long time to get our bill as they were looking for the card machine (?) And asked for the 3rd time what our order was. A lot of staff was on but no body seemed to know what they were doing and the manager seemed drunk. Shame as the food was good and in the past it was a positive experience.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    IMO, there was some issue going on between the kitchen staff and the servers. I would put this issue squarely on the management, not the staff. Why do I say this? From the moment we arrived they were confused. We were greeted four times before we were seated. Each time asked if we had a reservation. Each time the person went down the stairs after we said we had a reservation for 6pm. After the fourth person asked we were brought downstairs into the cheap plastic-looking basement—even though there was an open table in the main floor, with better ambiance. After that it felt like we’re forgotten. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks. Another 30 minutes to get our lukewarm food. While it was very tasty we had to eat it so fast before it got cold. There was no way we were going to send it back for fear of waiting too long. My fear is that the owner will blame our server when this is clearly a management and training issue.

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  35. Saylor

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just okay. They seemed short of servers. $4 tacos (Taco Tuesday for lunch) made it passable. But not worth coming back for dinner.

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  36. Dgnz

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our group loved the food, everything was fantastic. Only suggestion would be maybe a couple more options for vegan (vegano) but otherwise wonderful.

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  37. Mary

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was quite slow on Friday Jan 20. WHen we first arrived at our reservation time, we were told they did not have an open table. Since there is no room to wait inside, we waited outside for 10 minutes for our table to be ready. Once at the table, it took at least 10 minutes for a server to come by to take our drink and appetizer ordre. Our appetizer came out within a reasonable time, but it came out well before our drinks. We had to flag a server down when we wanted to order our mains. When our drinks did come, it appeared they had been sitting out for a while, as one of our margarita slushies had completely melted. The server did replace this relatively quickly.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was amazing. Drinks were tasty. Service was slow, despite there being plenty of staff. Very noisy on a Friday night.

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  39. datenighters

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Taco Tuesday! Great atmosphere, decent 4$ Tacos. Great service! We will be back

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  40. KimH

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best authentic Mexican food I have ever had. Would highly recommend!!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Casita Gastown using the Order Online button. La Casita Gastown also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 646-2444.

La Casita Gastown is rated 4.6 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Casita Gastown

101 Cordova St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Abbott
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Traditional Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Irving
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 646-2444
  • Private party facilities
    Come and celebrate the most important events at the best Mexican restaurant in Vancouver.Let’s celebrate together the happiness of being alive one year after another. At La Casita, we will be happy to sing Happy Birthday for you, get a FREE meal on your birthday, if you come with a table of 6 or more.
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