Fayuca

4.3
265 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northern Mexican
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northern Mexican, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 689-8523
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Martin Vargas
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Nelson
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Public transit
Only a few blocks from Canada Line's Yaletown – Roundhouse Station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We have put together a fabulous 10 course set menu with an amazing natural wine pairing option for NYE. Two seating windows available. Please choose your seating time then visit fayuca.ca/nye to purchase your tickets and see full details. Later seating includes DJ set by Humans from 10:30pm - 2am.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 265 People Are Saying
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P
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great high end Mexican brunch, eggs were a little over cooked but flavors were amazing. Could have used a little better service for as slow as they were.

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KT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great menu that gets changes from time to time/ Not your normal mexican food. I would definitely recommend trying new things. Tuna tartar and he Scallops ceviche was my favourites.
Was pleasantly surprised trying new things I wasn't sure I was going to like. tables for two are a bit small - especially for a tasting menu - we were moving things around to fit in plates and drinks.

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VG
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was so good tonight. I don’t know her name but it’s hard to find service that good these days. Very impressive. The food was wonderful all around. Great flavours and unique to Vancouver. Drinks are overpriced for the size of the cocktails. They are tasty, but small with lots of ice. The super loud music at 9pm was really unfortunate. It was like that another time I was there. It’s still a restaurant and you still want to be able to talk. Will be back for the food, but not on a night with super loud music.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Expensive, Very small plate of food. To be honest, afterwards I wished we didn't go here... I was starving after and spent $60. And I'm a very petite girl..

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RG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Went for Sunday with recommendation of a friend. Found out later that she had never actually been there for brunch, only dinner....
Service was great but other than that a completely bland experience. Neither my self or my date finished our meals. Where was the Mexican spiciness? Where was the freshness?? Brunch is supposed to be a very simple meal a this was complete disappointment?
Stick with dinner which Fayuca is known for would be my recommendation.
Definitely won’t be back anytime soon...

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CD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We got there and the restaurant was closed. They didn’t answer our calls, no notice. And their social media accounts didn’t indicate it was closed.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was tasty but as a vegetarian I was a little disappointed: I got a huge mound of rice and 2 pieces of broccoli. I would have been VERY HAPPY with a mound of broccoli and a little rice. Also, an order of tortillas is only 2, whereas everywhere else in the WORLD serves 3 per order.

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k
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Highly recommend the cactus dish and the beef tongue. They were absolutely amazing.

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KG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Reliably delicious every time.

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m
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful ambiance

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MK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

While the flavours were okay, the dishes weren’t worth the menu price. There was no way the pasta was a share plate, considering it was barely enough for one person. The octopus and crispy pork belly flavours were okay, but the fluid in the bowl made the pork belly non-crispy. Added essentially a deep fried shell to the gaucamole dish, and for $5, there was no meat and it came to $18 for a dollop of guacamole. I will say the tortillas and the fried tortillas were really really good.

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LW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant, nice ambiance, GREAT margaritas! Cauliflower, Tuna Ceviche and Cactus are must haves.

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DR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is outstanding!!!! A must try - Carnitas Benny with hand made corn sopes delicious!! , Chilaquiles are tasty and filling, Corn pancakes OMG! full of flavour, mousturie and must be paired with a hot chocolate champurrado and you will be on heaven, Birria will wake you up spicy broth that will make crave a cold beer at 11am in a Sunday, Amazing. I went to Fayuca with my Family and share several dishes we all were very happy with our meals Flavours were delightful. Ambience was nice live music moderate noise - Good taste for music. Great place for everyone looking for unique Brunch in Vancouver

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SM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great drinks and you can actually have a conversation!!

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e
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came early so it was very quiet. Server was casual but good. Food came fast. Michelada was great- we were still in happy hour so got 3 plates and two drinks for $35 all in. Food is super fresh and flavourful. Definitely come back when I have more time.

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RM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great as always. The service was also good. I found it really loud. The music choice was good but too loud. As the evening progressed the music got louder. The music should always be in the background.
Top Noise level in this survey is considered energetic but it is actually annoying not energetic. I would not recommend this restaurant for a company of more than 2-3 people because I can not see how someone would be able to carry on a intelligent conversation. Hope this is taken seriously.

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t
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us dined at dinner. We sampled six dishes. The salmon tostadas and halloumi dishes were very good. The seafood soup and pork belly dishes were good. The pasta dish with wild boar was too salty. Service was good. Patio looked delightful.

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SC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Fayuca did a great job on food, ambiance and feel!

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The Service was great. I did enjoy the food but found it extremely expensive. While the menu was very creative, the food was not as good as the description made it out to be.
Over all a decent experience. I was hoping for more.

Mark

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Unique, delicious Mexican cuisine. Reasonable prices. Not too noisy.

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MR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Share all the plates! Guacamole is awesome, as is cauliflower and grilled cactus. Gin cocktails are excellent, too!

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CT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Been here a few times and always loved the food unfortunately this time wasn’t up to expectations. Served raw flank steak and the service seemed slow. Maybe an off night.

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BT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Overall a lovely dining experience. Our waitress disappeared (and went off shift as we saw her in a coat after a while) and didn't offer to settle up or let us know we would have a new server. We would have purchased many more drinks, but there was no one to order from. Other than that hiccup, the food and drinks were delicious and it's great to find a restaurant that takes reservations for a party of 6 easily.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Horrible music. Boom, boom, boom. No melody, no charm, no ambience. And we had to shout to have a conversation. We mentioned this to the waiter who took no notice of our feedback. Why ask for feedback if you ignore it?

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very flavorful, well plated and priced well for a Yaletown restaurant. Tortillas were made to order and SO good. We ordered between 2 of us...salmon ceviche (good but small portion), cactus with haloumi cheese (our favorite and a must!!) and the lamb belly entree for 2 which was delicious and perfect for sharing. Shared flourless cake which was a great way to end the meal. The atmosphere is cozy and casual but with a cool vibe. Drink list is original but a bit pricey. Service was great. Would highly recommend. Will return again for sure next time we want classy Mexican cuisine!

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Ambience was nice but food was lazy. Beef ribs dish was especially bland and uninteresting.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The taste and creativity in each dish is just amazing. Sad I didn't discover sooner. I have been there twice in three weeks and am taking friends for lunch there today.

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MN
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was great, except the loud music. It was so loud that we had to yell at some point.
Everything else was really nice.

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KF
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ceviche and happy hour appetizers and drinks were a great value!

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is very delicious and unique.

The patio is romantic.

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely go if you're willing to try some place new and you pass by Fayuca countless of times.. try it! Went with friends on a Saturday, the ambience was nice, friendly service AND the food was amazing! It's a shareable menu, good to share with a group of ppl.

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MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

So impressed by the menu. Highly recommend the guacamole, meatballs and the fish ceviche.

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k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing food on the set menu! But service was VERY slow.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, delicious food and excellent service!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

flavour explosion in every dish. 🤯
we ordered the cactus with salsa verde which is a must. if you don’t order it then what are you even doing here. we also ordered the salpicón, mussel tacos and oxtail fideo (one of the best). it was too much food for 2 people but it was so good we ate everything. for dessert we ordered the buñuelos with mango, it is so delicious and fresh it’s absurd that i don’t have this everyday.
the tortillas are so good, you can actually feel the love in them. they are the real deal.
we sat at a gorgeous table and i could see into the kitchen, those people have such a good vibe, just radiant, like they know they’re making delicious food and yet they’re still so cool looking and chill about it.
next time i go (soon) i will give my compliments to the chef. and also my number.

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t
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent setting, great food and cocktails !!!- Authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern touch !
I love this place.

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great flavor. Not what one would expect for Mexican. Well worth a try.

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W
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was innovative and very good taste. They were very accommodating of vegan needs and dishes.
Wine selection was varied and very good.
We will definitely be back.

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect.
Great welcome by Rachel
Outstanding service by Caitland (sp?)
Lovely sitting on the patio.

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TH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good. Oysters were off, so we sent them back. Got charged for them anyway along with another item we didn't order. All forgivable, however, our server was too busy to ever return to our table to help us with the issues. Cute vibe & decor. Too bad the service was so lacking. Sorry, there's too many awesome restaurants in Van for me me to want to give it another chance.

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