TAKO is a Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant serving up delicious Korean food with Mexican influences. They are located right next to Rogers Arena, so it makes it a great stop for some quick and delicious eats.
They have a variety of dishes that have a lot of Mexican flair like burritos, tacos, and quesadillas and more traditional dishes like fried dumplings, Korean fried chicken and bibimbap.
Their signature Tako Taco is packed full of delicious grilled beef flavour and all the components worked well together. The freshness of the lettuce and tomato added a nice crispness to the taco.
The Jeju Taco was loaded with spicy pork and there was nice zing from the gochujang marinade. The pickled onions on top contrasted well with the spiciness of the pork.
The Seoul Chicken was perfectly fried and slightly sweet from the soy glaze. It was crispy and sticky from the glaze and the chicken was juicy and moist.
This is my favourite dish from Tako. I adore the spiciness with a slight sweetness. Like the soy glazed flavour, the chicken was perfectly fried with a crisp exterior.
The skin was crisp – a tad thick on the edges – but the filling was generous and like the chicken it was well fried and not dry.
The Bulgogi burrito was another winner. The burrito was packed to the brim with ingredients and the kimchi fried rice was flavourful and went well with the beef. This is a messy burrito to eat, so if you don’t want to make a mess you can order it as a burrito bowl.
If their fried chicken and burrito had a love child this burrito would be it. The chipotle sauce is absolutely delicious with the crispy chicken and works well with all the burrito ingredients. The chicken manages to retain a crispness even though it’s wrapped with all the other ingredients.
The quesadilla was delicious with the pan fried kimchi and the drizzle of sour cream on top helped to temper the strong flavours of the bulgogi and kimchi. I loved the crispness of the tortilla, and this is another favourite of mine.
TAKO is a great little restaurant for Korean Mexican fusion eats. Their burritos are always packed to the brim and full of flavour. They are one of the best places in Vancouver for Korean fried chicken and the best part is they have a liquor license so you can pair that with a nice cold beer before heading to Rogers Arena for a concert or a hockey game!