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About Fayuca

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

1009 Hamilton St
Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Northern Mexican, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5-10:00 PM
Tuesday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -10:00 PM
Wednesday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -10:00 PM
Thursday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -10:30 PM
Friday 11.30 Am to 2.30 Pm/5 -11:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 PM–11.30 PM
Sunday 5:00 PM-10:00 PM

Happy Hour from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Cross Street:
Nelson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 689-8523

Website:
http://www.fayuca.ca/

Executive Chef:
Martin Vargas

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fayuca Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (40)
Good for a Date (32)
Creative Cuisine (29)
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Tapas (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Authentic (21)
Fun (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Healthy (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Romantic (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Spicy (5)
Vegan (5)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

We went in expecting a fusion Mexican restaurant - i think it was more fusion and less Mexican :)
We had all the vegetarian options and perhaps they don't cater much to the vegetarians. Overall i would rate it to be a "fair" experience

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was amazing I was expecting more of a Mexican cuisine but still a great combination of Mexican ingredients. Freshly made tortillas was a big PLUS! Drinks are average nothing special but it’s worth going to experience what the rest offers.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

Beef cheeks and Oxtail pasta were very good

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We wanted to take my mom out for her birthday, somewhere new. My mother is Italian so we knew flavour would be important. The food was amazing...we ordered 5 shared dishes and then our own main (I don’t like sharing everything 😉). We didn’t leave a crumb on any of the dishes...and we laughed because we thought if we were in a more private area of the restaurant we would have licked our plates!!! The flavours were incredible but not overpowering so we could really taste the delicious freshness of the food. My mom loved Fayuca and we will definitely be coming back. I would also like to mention that the service was great and we were not rushed out of there!

Thank you Martine for the beautiful desserts! What a lovely, thoughtful surprise!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

After forgetting about my wine, then bringing a rose when I ordered a red, it ended up being the smallest pour I’ve ever seen, well under 6oz. Food was alright (there’s a lot better places) and service was mediocre at best.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Really enjoyed Fayuka both times I've been. The food is unique and delicious. I love the cauliflower which is grilled and delicious. The guacamole is served with pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta, and I think it is the best in the city. The beef was melt in your mouth tender. All in all, Fayuka is a great addition to the food scene in Vancity

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was creative, good portions and cool atmosphere. Service was helpful and friendly. Vancouver needs more creative Mexican! Fayuca is a great choice.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was good and inventive - definitely not your typical Mexican restaurant. Cocktails were average (I've had much better margaritas elsewhere) and overpriced. Service was poor. Probably waited over 20 minutes after being seated just to be acknowledged by the server - and it was not overly busy in the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Not like any Mexican restaurant we know. We are from Mexico and did not recognize the flavor of the food as belonging to any particular region. Also, this is NOT a kid friendly restaurant. Leave the little ones at home.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Sat at the bar and has a great time. We tried a few plates and a few cocktails, and were quite impressed. We will be back again with a bigger group!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Three of us visited Fayuca on a rainy Tuesday evening in February. It was just the way to cap a day of adventure in Yaletown and around the False Creek area. The food became part of that adventure! The theme is Baja California but it's not your typical Mexican fare. The guacamole with crispy sunchokes was chunky and delicious. I could have eaten that all night. The grilled cactus and the red rice in green almond sauce were tasty vegetarian options, the Mexican seafood stew and an oxtail pasta interesting for seafood lovers and carnivores alike. I could imagine this type of cuisine in a refined local restaurant far from the zona turistica. Thanks, we had a wonderful meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was really great. We went for dine out, which I always end up disappointed with. I think I will go back and try a regular night off the regular menu.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Slightly disappointing. We were there for dine out and the portions were quite small. We ordered an additional appetizer and were still hungry after the meal. The cocktails were amazing and the tomatillo salsa was great as well. The mains were so tiny and didn't have much protein, maybe two bites. Very strange. It was a fun atmosphere though. The service was pretty bad.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Creative & tasty dishes. Menu description doesn't do the dishes justice. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive service

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The cocktails were fantastic, the food was good. Service was really bad - we were seated (reserved) at the bar - we were handed off to someone that semi-ignored us. At one point, neither of us had water and our cocktails were empty. Nonetheless, the restaurant ambiance is really nice. The poor service experience just left a bad taste, so not sure we would return because of that.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

With seven friends for the amazing dine out menu at Fayuca!Service and food were great..thank you Fayuca for a lovely experience!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Visited during Dine out Vancouver and were very happy with our meal. The food was faster than the bar, which is often a problem during DOV, anywhere, but when the drinks arrived we were very happy with those as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing food. Really flavorful. Lots of options if you don’t eat meat but lots of choices for everyone’s taste. I went to Pujol in Mexico City (it has a Michelin Star and features on Chefs Table in Netflix) - well Fayuca’s roasted cauliflower is way nicer than Pujol’s!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was delightful - the albacore ceviche was the highlight. We ordered a vegetarian main and a meat option and shared, and were both so glad we did. The cauliflower is unexpected when it lands on your table, but we made short work of it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Dine out menu tasted great. The portion size was small, but not unexpected for a prix fixe menu.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The albacore ceviche was delightful and the made-in-house tortilla chips were so so good I wanted to take home a bag.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Was there for Dine Out Vancouver, and really enjoyed the food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great atmosphere and food. Service was not rushed and everyone was very friendly. Creative plates.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was excellent with fresh variety. Service was slow but friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a wonderful time, we were from out of town and will try to come back. Very goood delicious food, not typical Mexican food ,excellent drinks.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This restaurant delivers food that is different and unique from what you'd find at other restaurants, and this is what makes it special. The food is fresh and beautifully plated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Interesting, well-prepared food in an appealing atmosphere with friendly, professional service. Not the usual Mexican fare, creative and well thought-out menu. Will try again for dinner, and maybe brunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Tapas
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I ordered the pasta dish which turned out to be barely edible Lipton soup noodles which were poorly flavoured - $15!!! My friend did far better with the chicken dish. The only saving grace for my meal was that it was small, probably half the size of my friend's.
i'd sent my grown kids here as a Xmas gift, a chance for all three of them & their partners to have a night out together. They had a great experience.
I thought I'd try....never again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

I found the food bland ..nothing exceptional about the taste. Very disappointing as it was a business meeting and I had read good reviews but ended up feeling embarrassed. The waiter was also not well informed about what kind of fish was being served but he did go and check.

I would actually recommend to anyone that I know to NOT go here. A nice setting does not make up for somewhat poor service and very unappealing food. My companion was also unimpressed. Not a good thing way to impress a business contact.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is not your average Mexican food! Delicious, creative dishes served with inventive cocktails - and all with great service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

My new favourite restaurant! The food was excellent and the server gave great suggestions

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

After hearing many good reviews, I decided to try it out for a business lunch with a client (in town from LA), and it was a perfect choice! Food was delicious, and the service was very good - the staff are really passionate about their dishes, and offered some great light lunch recommendations. The 2 person booth seating was super cute and and I'll definitely be back again in to try the delicious looking evening menu! Yum.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Refreshingly original menu. Superb quality. Good music and ambiance.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrible service on New Years eve. we've been to this restaurant before (3 other times) this time we were seated in this corner where no one really could see us. Waiter does not introduce himself - as the food arrived and throughout the meal he did not once ask how the food was. Its a few minutes before midnight and I notice that the staff is handing out champagne to those still left in the restaurant (about 15-20 people) and to all the cooks and wait staff working received a glass but we don't get a glass of champagne. Now we had just spent $300.00 on dinner and drinks. It would have been nice if the staff made sure EVERYONE in the restaurant got a glass of champagne. This is the second time we've had terrible service at this restaurant.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was good. They have a creative twist and the flavors are great. We drew the short straw on the server so it really ruined the evening for us. I wouldn’t go back.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fun setting for high quality Pacific-side authentic Mexican food. Ambience lively and friendly. Great service. Limited but well thought out wine list. Amazing value for money.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love this restaurant! One of my favorite Vancouver restaurants! Only ONE improvement needs to be made: Do not make the restaurant much darker after dark. We all need to be able to read the menu, see the food/drink and able to see other people's faces too. Please make it more accessible for anyone with either night blinds or low vision too. Much thanks! :)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good food and good value. Definitely will go back.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was great but the service we found slow and sometime not attentive. Overall food great but table service needs work and even though we spent 400 for 3 people they really didn't look after us that well.

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