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Topanga Cafe

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2904 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-733-3713
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 .

Thank Rae Rae C
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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216 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank xena888
Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Kelly B
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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249 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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!!!!

Thank TroisChatsLies
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

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

Thank wellnessmama
Vancouver, Canada
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296 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank piercesmom
Vancouver, Canada
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kermit2010
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. CRAZY big portions. The menu is not large, and it doesn't need to be. Salsa and chips are wicked and arrive when you do. Fresh. Seasoned to perfection. Kid friendly (not fancy). Nachos are as advertised (loaded). It's tough to order -- it all looks good. When ordering be mindful that portions are, as mentioned, really large. Sharing... More 

Thank jody v
Surrey, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We have been going to the Topanga Café for over 25 years!! We love it and will drive in from White Rock just for a burrito. It is very small with limited seating, but worth the wait. Andrew and his staff are great! We usually start with some guacamole to accompany our chips and salsa. Have a 'wet' burrito and... More 

Thank Douglas S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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, 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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