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Hidden Gem – Authentic Mexican Food in Downtown Victoria

I have a favourite Mexican taqueria that I am almost reluctant to share because it is getting so popular. It’s called Hernandez’. This place is well hidden in the lobby of a downtown Victoria office tower and basically runs entirely on word of mouth advertising. Perhaps that is why the food is so reasonably priced: 5 tacos for $5.00.


They offer a lot more than tacos though and I’d highly recommend the San Juan platter which comes out sizzling hot on a cast iron grill – pulled pork, rice, beans, warm tortillas, fresh salsa and lime slices. I tried this on my most recent visit and have been craving more ever since. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh.


Where is it? Enter Andrew's Square at 730 View Street just up from Douglas Street.

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Taken on November 16, 2005