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Topanga Cafe

2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
+1 604-733-3713
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (13 reviews)
“prawns” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think the kids like this place because they hope to get their menu art onto the wall. Quirky and small with good, simple Mexican food. I like the coffee and there is also nice beer. Not too fancy and good. hot and healthy fare....More

Thank Simianlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

When it opened, the big rage were twofold: the food's fine flavours and hippyesque presentation, and the menu colouring. Yes, guests were to colour their menu front covers (crayons supplied), and to this day some of the best are still on display all over the...More

Thank danerobb
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My yearly visit to Vancouver just wouldn't be complete without a visit to this Kitsilano institution, so off we went and the portions were huge this year. I ordered the chicken quesadilla meal which came with a huge portion of rice and beans, so unless...More

Thank xena888
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 6 August 2017

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 2 August 2017

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 26 July 2017

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 29 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
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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
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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