Tacofino is a name everyone in British Columbia and frankly, all over Canada needs to know about. When I moved to Port Alberni back in 2012 one of the first things I wanted to do was to try surfing, again. When I used to come out to Ucluelet from Ontario to visit my father, he would set my brother and myself up with surf lessons in Tofino. Thankfully it wasn’t hard to get my wonderful, new-found friends to take me to Tofino and help me get set up.
In all the excitement of the day I found it funny that all my friends kept talking about was this fantastic place called Tacofino and that they had the best burritos! When we arrived I realized it was a food truck, to boot it was bright orange and for those of you that don’t know orange is my favourite colour! I was pleasantly surprised and excited to try their food. My friends were correct indeed, it was and still is the best burrito I’ve ever had.
If you visit Tacofino or Tofino in general during the tourist season (Mid June – Mid September) don’t be surprised if there are a lot of people and a long line up. Good thing is that the service at Tacofino is incredible, because they are very popular! They have limited outside seating which has pros and cons. In the rainy season there is no cover, so I usually eat in my vehicle. Which I don’t mind because I would rather devour my burritos like a savage animal that hasn’t eaten in months, without being watched by strangers.
Even right now while writing the article I am drooling at the mouth thinking about one of their chicken burritos. They have an awesome menu, displayed front and center outside of the ordering window. It features an array of Burritos, Tacos and Gringas ( kind of like a small quesadilla ). In my opinion Gringas are the perfect thing for kids, gooey, delicious and less messy than a taco or burrito. They serve one of the best fish tacos I have ever had, but my favourite is their chicken burrito. It is filled to the max with fresh ingredients and it is massive! Like most other places you can add certain things like guacamole and cheese for a price, usually $1.
If the food isn’t enough to convince you make a visit then the fact that is neighbours, a chocolate shop, art gallery, a bakery, little convenience store, long luxurious beaches and much more should do it. In general, if you’re looking for a fun road trip destination, then the little hippie town of Tofino is a place you should add to your list! If you can’t make it to Tofino then head to one of their many other locations in Victoria or Vancouver!
P.S even in the off-season there are many things to do, accommodation prices are lower and the storm watching is PHENOMENAL!!