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Tidal Taco Shack

6001 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia V9K 2E1, Canada
+1 250-240-2855
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“taco” (41 reviews)
“fish burrito” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Fast food, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6001 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia V9K 2E1, Canada
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

Love, Love, Love Tidal Taco! Burritos & Tacos are filled to the brim with freshly prepared ingredients. Best ever Fish tacos on Vancouver Island and in Ontario! Food is matched by fabulous service regardless of how busy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Krazy4
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

What an intriguing little food stop. The food is good but a little bit of a wait as it is cooked fresh when ordered. The kids played on the beach while we waited.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 257bobm
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This little shack has the best fish tacos and burritos I’ve had outside of Mexico! In the summertime the wait can be over an hour, however it’s totally worth it. The fish is perfectly fried with a light, crispy coating. The veggies are always fresh...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CD154913
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Great place to stop for tacos. Tacos, especially, the fish ones are fabulous. The one down side is the long wait so relax, enjoy the ocean views, visit with friends, then enjoy!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Saltspringer340
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Have been twice to this business and both times met someone I knew also returning. The location is very simplistic with a stunning view of quality come by. The food is exceptional and a large serving. One has to wait approximately half an hour but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Diana M
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Best fish tacos ever and pleasently priced. You might have to wait but its worth it, while waiting enjoy the ocean view free of charge. Dont let the shack and parking lot fool you it's the best taco you will ever have.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2drummonds
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This place gets busy and for the right reason - good food, good value, and fabulous views from the picnic benches. They don't mind you taking your own beverages or other snack to supplement your Taco Shack meal (or for appetizers, as you might wait...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Grandadtravels
Reviewed August 4, 2018

You might have to wait but will never be disappointed in food you get here...Yummy!!! We always bring our company here for a true island experience so nice by the bay. They do need to upgrade their picnic tables however they are a little wobbly.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 259sharon
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Fish tacos hands down amazing. Well worth the wait at this little shack along the ocean. The burritos are HUGE if you are hungry :)

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lizy G
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We were driving back home and stopped off here for a snack. It was not our first visit here as I remember visiting near Christmas time. However, this time the tacos were exceptional and worth reviewing! I had the fish tacos and everybody else had...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TommySangers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6001 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Bay, British Columbia V9K 2E1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-240-2855
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