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A burrito seeker, like a bloodhound or a Blackberry Pearl, never rests.  My weekend trip to Bowen Island, far from civilization, was nevertheless close to a taco stand right next to the ferry terminal.

Did it have burritos? No, it had soft tacos. But if you fold over the top, and ignore the fact that the sauce is INSIDE instead of OUTSIDE, well, you can pretend enough to fool the easily fooled.

How was it?  I was hoping that it would be the best burrito in the universe, just for the sheer perversity of it being on Bowen Island.

But it wasn’t. At first I thought it was strangely delicious, but then I realized, no, it was just strangely FAMILIAR.  It tasted, in fact, exactly like Mexican food my mom made when I was growing up. So, give it points for being comfort food, kind of El Taco-like.  Decent food, but not what I was looking for. Their range of hot sauces were a nice touch, and did add zest to an otherwise eminently Canadian interpretation of what Mexicans just call “food.”

It did, however, fill me and my friends up at a really good price, so I don’t mind recommending it if you get off the ferry and want a bite. Burrito: 6/10.

Bowen Island Ferry Dock Tacos
Trust me, you don’t need an address.
They also do ice cream.


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