The Rise of Mexican Cuisine in Vancouver BC

Mexican Cuisine in Vancouver

It wasn’t that long ago that access to authentic Mexican food in the Lower Mainland of BC was, well…inaccessible. There was the odd mom & pop shop dispersed about the region driven solely by word-of-mouth within the local community. However, maintaining such a business proved tricky for many, as public knowledge of these establishments didn’t quite keep up with burgeoning commercial real estate leases. That has changed.

Over the last decade the Mexican community in the Greater Vancouver area has grown, and with it the rise of authentic Mexican cuisine. All of a sudden (it seems) there is a Mexican food spot in practically every neighborhood. There are food trucks, brick and mortar taco stands, and full-fledged fine dining establishments dedicated to the culinary art of real Mexican food. The public is ecstatic. In the past, Lower Mainland residents didn’t know that they could demand authentic Mexican food, but now, with the visible growth in access to our regional delicacies, their demand has not only reared its head, it is downright ravenous. Foodies have taken to social media and spread the word about their favorite spots and their following has followed. Mexican eateries are now the norm, with owners managing successful businesses in the some of the most prime commercial real estate markets in the area. From downtown Vancouver to Burnaby to Whistler our southern (way down south) cuisine has hopped onto the plates and into the hearts of BC’s hungry public.

So where does our establishment stand amidst all of this growth?

El Comal, located in the heart of the Lower Mainland, has led the way through the years, witnessing first-hand how the addition of each and every Mexican food service business has served to the overall benefit of the culinary concept in BC. El Comal offers a unique take on this concept.

We’re not only a dine-in and take-out Mexican eatery (although our regulars line the deli storefront daily to make their favorite picks from our menu), we are a provider of all-things related to Mexican food products. El Comal supplies a wide array of products, including but not exclusive to salsas, sopes, tamales, dairy products, and regionally famous El Comal Tortilla Chips and Soft Corn Flour Tortillas. Restaurants, shops, and consumers alike seek out our Mexican food business to fill their kitchens and pantries with our El Comal products.

But it doesn’t stop there.

El Comal wants to help further spread the love of Mexican cuisine. That is why we have introduced our exclusive cooking classes, with a current schedule slated twice per year. Don’t have time to take a class or reside outside of the Greater Vancouver area? No problem. El Comal has opened-up our Abuela’s  recipe book (well, some of it…we must maintain some secrets) to share our famous recipes for authentic Mexican cuisine. In addition, we will be updating this here blog on a frequent basis to keep you updated on El Comal ongoings, new recipes, and more. We are a true purveyor of Mexican Food in the Lower Mainland of BC.

Gracias for reading! We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you soon, at El Comal.