Yaletown’s Fayuca restaurant is closing, but it’s not exactly the end

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As they mark their two-year anniversary serving up contemporary “North Pacific Mexican” cuisine in Vancouver’s Yaletown, the team behind Fayuca are prepping to close up and move on.

Fayuca restaurant in Yaletown. @fayucaville/Instagram

In an announcement shared Friday, May 31 to their social media channels, Fayuca revealed that they are actually moving their restaurant to an unspecified address on Main Street in Mount Pleasant.

Plans are also underway for the Fayuca team, plus some new partners, to open a new concept in Yaletown in its stead as early as July. Fayuca shares some of its ownership team with some of the people behind Vancouver’s popular Nuba, as well as the diminutive but acclaimed Chancho tortilleria and super casual taco shop.

Ceviche at Fayuca. Photo by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancouver Is Awesome

Fayuca moved in the Yaletown digs that was for years the well-loved Hamilton Street Grill, capitalizing on the then-burgeoning trend of modern, elevated Mexican fare aimed at taking diners to the next level beyond basic burritos and tacos.

They’ll be wrapping things up in the 3,500-square-foot space with a party on June 12 before a planned fall debut in Mount Pleasant. If you want to help them celebrate the end of the chapter in Yaletown, you’ll need to RSVP for the event online.

Fayuca is located at 1009 Hamilton Street in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom