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Topanga Cafe

) #599 of 3,076 Restaurants in Vancouver $$ - $$$ Mexican
2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
+1 604-733-3713
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the day it opened we have frequented Topanga - once the only bastion of any sort of Mexican food in Vancouver. We no longer live within walking distance but had friends visiting from Calgary who have many fond memories of great meals at Topanga...More

Thank Kermit2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while Topanga couldn't be called authentically Mexican it is a fine example of California Mexican, with great Chile Rellenos, burittos, enchiladas (with or without pickle, for you FZ fans) and an interesting Mexican hot chocolate (i put Louisiana Hot Sauce in my Mocha so it...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I used to come here often when we were dating 35 years ago. The food was okay, nothing spectacular. The service was great. Excellent chips and salsa. It looks like the place has not had a lick of work done to it...More

Thank travelling55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People must like this restaurant as when we walk by it's often crowded. Large portions and an appealing menu. But it's just not good food. The flavors and textures all blend together, just as all the items come crowded together on a very hot plate,...More

Thank JMH2110
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is our go to Mexican restaurant in the city; including my in-laws favourite place since they started coming in the 70s. Everything from their margaritas, to entrees, to homemade chocolate cake is delicious! Portions are huge and very tasty. Don't let the tiny dining...More

Thank karlyjones16
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Casual environment, good food and awesome chocolate cake! Laid back and friendly service. Gets busy for dinner because it deserves to!

Thank ddly
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Laid back atmosphere and good food, make sure you get there early especially on the weekends. Great starter chips and salsa to spark your appetite for a great tasting meal. Perfect size portions to fill any hungry persons craving mexican food.

Thank 483vacationer
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

AMAZING Salsa with you chips to start. Meals were very good, not to big but not to small. Perfect sized. And the chocolate cake is most definetly worth saving space for. Not very Mexican, but really who cares it's that good.

1  Thank Victor K
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I've eaten so much Mexican food over the years, especially over the last 16 years while living in California. So I'm not sure if it's just my personal preferences that reflect my feelings about this restaurant, or if in fact, it just wasn't quite up...More

Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Simple food.Great salsa and chips. Portions large enough to share 2 meals with 2 adults/2 kids. Nice ambiance. Full of locals. You know it's good. Been there for years.

Thank LesMSquare
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Ray L
6 May 2017|
Response from Charlene M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there were people picking up their food to go while we ate there. It's a small place and hard to get a table Fri/Sat nights, so it looked like the locals were picking up instead of waiting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-733-3713
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