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Cuchillo
Cuchillo

Cuchillo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cuchillo.ca/
  • Email: info@cuchillo.ca
  • Phone: (604) 559-7585
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner daily from 5:00pm - late
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Stuart "The Unfrozen Caveman Chef" Irving
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Special Events & Promotions: Thank you for choosing Cuchillo. Should your plans change, please let us know. We look forward to serving you. In order to facilitate our reservations, we request that you please acknowledge our 2 hour dining time for parties of two people, 2.25 period for parties of 3 to 5 people and 2.5 hours for groups of 6-8 people. If you feel that you may need more time, please indicate in the box below.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cuchillo
Where Gastown meets Railtown meets Japantown, Cuchillo serves up Modern Pan-Latin tapas with unique and classic cocktail creations in the sexiest room in town(s).
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was good. But the portions were kind of on the smaller side. The one thing we didn't really like was the fact that we made a reservation online days in advance, but when we arrived, we got a table way in the back. This table, although quaint, and a bit out of the way. Was facing the back of the restaurant, so only one diner could see and enjoy the space and ambience. It would have been nicer to have a side table for 2. also, would be great to have some lactose free dessert options"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Love that the food was unique, interesting and delicious. The pulled pork & the duck tacos we're amazing. The margaritas also delicious (didn't like that they're served in a martini glass though) and the atmosphere was hip and energetic. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I found their food greasy and their service was lacking. If you are someone who like your healthy and fresh, there are better options."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had a blast! Food was amazing! Crystal our server was awesome!!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Went mid week. It was lively but not busy. Great date spot for something different."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We were impressed from beginning to end!!!! Our waiter entertained us like crazy & love The creative foods !! And shot at the end!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "If you want to taste latin food in small dishes to share and in a modern atmosphere, Cuchillo is your place. Let yourself be advised by the staff and your choice of menu will be perfect."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Great food, great enery, and great service. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The service we had on Wednesday was phenomenal. Our server talked us though the menu and the appropriate accompaniments and handled our medium size group with ease. The cocktails are superb. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Had a really nice time- Everything was perfect! The Wild Mexican Prawns- were so good.... it hurts. I will be back:)"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This is the first time my husband and I have been to Cuchillo and we are so happy we went! All 4 dishes we ate had were so tasty and they all had their own distinct flavours. I love the plates for sharing as I am usually stealing bites from my husband`s plate! We noticed that the tables around us were all talking about their food....you know that the restaurant is fantastic when conversation revolves around the food."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Didn't know what to expect and was impressed by the tasty, interesting food, low prices, excellent quick service, easy to park location. We were on our way to hockey game and would do the same thing again"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I hadn't been at Cuchillo since the fall, but went back this past weekend. The food, drinks and service were still excellent. Even better was that the misguided nitwit protestors were finally gone, allowing diners to enjoy their evening without being harassed and threatened. YAY!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was great nice flavours enjoyed sharing! The place has a nice ambiance very Gas Town."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Small plates for sharing, modern south-American inspired dishes with a twist. Great dish presentation, funky ambience . Highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and the food is fantastic and service is great. I'm not a huge fan of the booth/table seating in the back...it is kind of squishy and every time you get up its hard to not to bump a neighboring table. Overall love this place and can't wait to go back. Love it: local albacore tuna y pipian rojo, pulled duck y crackling, diver caught scallops y pale ale chorizo Leave it: cornbread azul"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Was very happy to read that the Chef at Cuchillo is ex-Cobre owner/chef. The food did not disappoint! Well presented and Delicious ! The woman that served us was very well versed with the food, wine and cocktails. Will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Serious food coma, can't walk away without ordering my favs on the menu : lamb tacos , duck tacos , prawn arepas , pork belly and just for fun we wanted to try something else , so we went for more meat , jerk chicken tacos and yuca Frita poutine smothered in a beef neck Demi. Damn. Cuchillio never disappoints us ! The service is great , attentive but laid back which I like! 10 golden Estrellas!!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "A very nice surprise. Amazing food from starters through to dessert. Service as top notch too even though they were completely slammed. Reservations recommended."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I heard great things about the delicious tapas, so we made a reservation 2weeks in advance. Its quite a busy joint. I loved the huge warm space for guests to wait and the I loved the rustic feel. There were 3 of us, so we shared the jerk chicke tacos, lamb and popcorn tacos, pulled duck tacos, corn bread with chilli butter, yuca fries. Our favorites were the duck and lamb tacos..so tasty. The service was fantastic. The prices were fairly reasonable. We sat towards the end of the restaurant and had lots of space, however walking through the center of the room was very congested. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Upscale Mexican / Central American food, deliciously spiced and reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Had a great time awesome service with fabulous food! Can not wait to visit again! Highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed our first time at this restaurant. Very young crowd, food was great. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our experience from start to finish......great,fun drinks, delicious food[good quality & good portion size] loved the sharing! Service was attentive I effort was made to explain the dishes & ensure the diner had a really good time. The only drawback is the lack of ability to reserve at peak times 7-8pm on weekends when 1/2 the restaurant is given over to "drop-ins" we have tried to reserve for a party of 4 on Friday evenings since our 1st time at the restaurant & during peak time there is no availability. We have to "drop-in" which doesn't work for us as some of our party travels up from Bellingham. Otherwise we loved Cuchillo mucho!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Delicious food, great atmosphere and outstanding service. I would return again and again and highly recommend this restaurant to friends. As well as having a wonderful meal,I was very impressed with the high level of knowledge regarding food and Celiac disease. I have celiac disease and felt 100% confident that the food I was receiving was gluten free. That was because our server totally understood the serious issues surrounding gluten and celiac disease. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate eating at a restaurant when I know there is a high level of knowledge surrounding celiac disease and the food they are serving. Thank you Cuchillo's"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Salmon ceviche may be one of the best dishes that I've had in the city. Pairing that with the corn bread alone, was almost enough to stop me there. But I didn't...."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "This was my second time at Cuchillo and it did not disappoint! The food, service and cocktails were amazing. This place is definitely a necessary stop for any Vancouver foodie."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Waited a long time for our 9:15 table as the boisterous 7:15 crowd stayed and stayed. Who can blame them. Great flavourful and interesting dishes and drinks. We over-ordered as were hungry. The prawns amazing as well as the pulled pork. One dessert item, but that is all they need as it was enough for two and completely devine. Owner ensured we were taken care of with a drink on the house."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great service, fun and unique menu. A real party atmosphere - perfect for sharing and interacting with friends."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The menu was dynamic and out of the ordinary. We had the organic chicken taquitos and the bison entree. Both were well presented, especially the bison, which was layered on top of a crispy cauliflower pancake. I felt the food needed just a tad more seasoning. Prices are a bit over the top for the location and the amount of food on the plate. Service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We took one if our Mexcian hoteliers who was visiting and she loved it. Need I say more?!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great food, great atmosphere - and great tequila! This place is definitely one more hit in Gastown. You must give it a try!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Been here 4 times, every time is a pleasure...very cool vibe and loads of fun. The food is a pleasure."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Great cocktails (amazing margaritas), prompt, knowledgable and FUN servers, vegan-friendly options, cool atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Waitress read us well, food was incredible and amazing decor. We were looking for privacy and got it in a deuce next to the wall; dont think I would enjoy communal seating. Decent background noise, never rushed; even though there was a considerable lineup. We'll be back again soon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I took out my new girlfriend and two clients to treat them for dinner and I knew the food would be great and the flavors amazing… Didn't dissappoint it was an awesome night. Also cocktails were excellent! The only thing I would say as a personal preference the server talked way too much and didn't wait for our questions instead told us things before we asked. I think friendly service is important but keep it professional. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This was our 3rd time to Cuchillo and we absolutely love it. It was recommended to me from a colleague and it is our new favorite restaurant in the city. From the second you walk in with a welcome greeting, there is a sense and vibe hat this is a pretty amazing, cool spot. Our server was amazing, very knowledgeable on the menu and made lots of great suggestions. We don't drink and although the cocktail and wine menu are incredible, there were some awesome alternatives. The Food..OMG the FOOD! Even if the service and ambiance were terrible (Which they absolutely are not) the food would keep you coming back. Make your plans early in the week because its tough getting a table, especially on the weekend."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went to celebrate the girlfriends birthday. The food was excellent, and the service matched. I was impressed, and thought it was worth the price."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Cuchillo is delectable. The food was outstanding, it really surprised me, and was very well priced. They have an incredible selection of tequila which was delightful, beautiful presentation and our server was amazing! You can tell that behind it all is hard work, passion and love. I would definitely tell everyone about it and go there again and again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • ".... this is the best Mexican restaurant in Vancouver. Great menu with creative "twists" to standard Mexican dishes, making choice very difficult because it all looks good. Delicious food, nice room, casually friendly but very knowledgeable and attentive service! I think I'll forget about all the other Mexican restaurants in town from now on!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014