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224 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Latin American
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Cuchillo, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, specializes in small plates and entr�es served with a Latin American influence. There is a strong emphasis placed on the tapas available at this restaurant. Diners at Cuchillo can check out dishes like the Baja style battered rockfish or the Morita chili BBQ pulled pork, to name just two of the numerous options available on the menu.

Entr�es at Cuchillo carry the same spirit of innovation and fun as the small plates. You might have a taste for the confit of local octopus or the bison short rib, but you really can�t miss with any of the options here.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin American
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Hours of operation
Dinner daily from 5:00pm - late
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Phone number
(604) 559-7585
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stuart "The Unfrozen Caveman Chef" Irving
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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.
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justanotherfoodcritic (London)
4.0  Dined on November 20, 2014

Good food, although I didn't like the duck tacos at all, but everything else was good. The dulce de leche dessert was outstanding, the churro is probably the best I've ever had.

Oresto (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2014

Being a self proclaimed food snob I am not easily impressed. This place took me by surprize and nearly blew my socks off. From the service to the extra ordinary food this is a must visit place. Do not let the term Mexican food stop you as it almost did me. I like Mexican but do not love it. Cuchillo takes mexican to a higher level than I have seen before and I spend a lot of time in Mexico. Make sure there is at least four in your party when you visit, then you will have the chance to delight in more than a couple of dishes. It is tapa style dining. The tequila selection is fantastic...some very high end stuff that is usually hard to find in Canada

vipLoveToEat (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

Went to Cuchillo for dinner and was amazed at how busy the place was. Being it was our first time there, we asked a lot of questions. Our server was super friendly and all the dishes we ordered were very good.
If you go, make sure you save room for the ridiculously yummy dessert.
Looking forward to my next visit to Cuchillo.

ButterFever (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

Everything about Cuchillo was awesome. The food and service was fantastic and the ambiance was breathtaking. The best part of the evening was that the owners were there helping serve. I asked what there inspiration was for cuisine and the owner John was happy to tell me a vibrant story. It's rare that restaurants that have owners that are positively involved in your dining experience. We were really taken away by the whole evening...TRY THE CORNBREAD!! LIFE CHANGING.

vipCeres (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

Cuchillo was absolutely amazing. We can't wait to go back and we are very very fortunate to be within walking distance of it. Stephanie, our waitress was fantastic, made appropriate recommendations and kept the food coming....and what food!!! Over the top tuna ceviche, scrumptious tacos and pork belly....oh my the pork belly. Some lovely crafted cocktails and a nice little wine list rounded out a great night out. Can't wait to return.

JayD (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2014

Our evening at Cuchillo was great ! Our server Conor is friendly and engaging . He made excellent suggestions or food and cocktails ! The drinks are great and the food is delicious ! The mexican sea prawns and the duck taco are to die for !

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2014

I really like the grilled corn. A must try. The menu is a little limited but the fish tacos are delicious. The location is not so desirable given that it fairly dark on Powell Street in the winter.

vipVanfoodie (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2014

Excellent service, staff is knowledgeable about the dishes. Fantastic food, great flavours. This is my second time at this restaurant and my experience was as great as the first time

EatingForFour (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2014

OMG! So good! I could eat only the corn bread & be satisfied but then would miss out on all the fabulous taqueiras! We'll be back for sure.

vipluvmefooddesserts (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2014

Our second visit in 2 weeks since a friend introduced us and we're hooked. Off the main pretentious dining areas. Good service. Great sharing plates and albeit they only serve one dessert, its amazing! Highly recommend!