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Topanga Cafe

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2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1R2, Canada
+1 604-733-3713
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Toronto, Ontario
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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.

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1 Thank Victor K
Seattle, Washington
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 to par? In all fairness, I will eat here again just in case it was... More 

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Thank Charlene M
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank LesMSquare
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148 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This small spot cranks out amazing guacamole, enchiladas, tacos and burritos. A gem. Food is consistently good and the staff are very friendly. Can be crazy busy as is very popular. Small place so not good for big groups .

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Thank Rae Rae C
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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248 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My son and I and a friend went for a meal for old times sake, we used to go there when my son was 8 or 9, now he's 32, so this place has been around for awhile. It still looks the same, wooden tables, child-coloured menus decorating the walls and tables, the same great food. However they've increased their... More 

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Thank xena888
Vancouver, Canada
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I visited Topanga with my husband and children. Despite appearing like a family type place it isn't. There was no children's menu and the waitress seemed lost on how to accommodate children. All in all the good was good.

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Thank Kelly B
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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310 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Our nachos were amazing! The chicken enchilada with jalapeño was a bit too spicy, next time I won't get the jalapeño. The "wet" burritos were the best!!!!

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Thank TroisChatsLies
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican California style!!!! Been eating in this restaurant for over 20 years! Love the chips and salsa

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Thank wellnessmama
Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We came for dinner mid-week on our way to somewhere else so we had about 50 minutes We asked the waiter whether this was a doable time frame and he said he could make it happen. He aided us by giving us the bill shortly after we ordered so that I could prepay. My Sangria was tiny so when I... More 

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Thank piercesmom
Vancouver, Canada
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176 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Hot, filling, satisfying, great flavours, casual & comfortable atmosphere - Topanga never fails to please. My husband always has a burrito and I favour tostadas but have worked my way through most of the long standing favourites on the menu. We no longer have the apetite to handle their huge entreé meals that come with rice and beans (with melted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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