The week, our good friends over at Eat St. take the Food Truck Kitchen across the border to Tofino, BC to bring Tacofino to your kitchen. Described by media reviewers as “possibly the best Mexican, or at least the best fish tacos in BC”, Tacofino’s offerings are made from scratch with love but without the wait by Kaeli Robinsong. “Tacofino was born out of a desire to create a unique dining experience by offering quality, freshness and affordability with an environmental and nutritional conscience,” says Kaeli. “Our menu is inspired by our world travels, taking the Baja-style taco to another level.”

Tacofino’s offerings include: Baja-style Fish Tacos, Burritos, Tortilla Soup, Tuna Ta-takos, and local seasonal specials such as Roasted Squash Tacos, Baja-style Trap-Caught Spot Prawn Tacos and Wild Mushroom Quesadillas.

Stay indoors on a rainy weekend, and try one of Tacofino’s coveted desserts, Chocolate Diablo Cookies – Fudgy chocolate cookie with fresh ginger and chili, milk chocolate chunks, and salty sprinkles.

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For Mexican-West Coast fusion cuisine, it is off to TacoFino Cantina in Tofino, British Columbia





Chocolate Diablo Cookies


Mix dry ingredients:
1.5 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 cup sifted cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (or more if you like it hot!)
1 cup chocolate chips or chunksWhisk together the wet:1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
Then add:
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed ginger juice or fresh grated ginger root


On a greased cookie sheet press fist size cookie dough balls out and sprinkle with rock salt and sugar. Bake at 375 degrees Celsius for approximately 11 minutes or until the cookies start to crack. They should be nice and fudgy in the middle! This recipe should make 12 BIG cookies or many more small ones.

Yield: 12 big cookies

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Andrew Nicora spends most of his time behind a camera, but never passes an opportunity to try a gourmet dish. He's an avid horror film buff, devoted David Lynch fan, and die hard foodie with a lifetime of food and beverage experience under his belt.