Coquitlam in British Columbia, Canada is located to the south of Coquitlam Mountain, and the city’s riverside location provides spectacular views. It was designated as a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2009, and the town’s restaurants certainly reflect numerous cultural influences. From traditional grills to Asian-fusionrestaurants and charming pubs, here is a list of the top ten restaurants and local eats in Coquitlam to suit every taste and occasion.
For the very best of Filipino food in Coquitlam, look no further than Kulinarya. Creating dishes in the traditional Filipino cooking technique of pinoy, their menu is made using the freshest meat and vegetables that are sourced locally. The philosophy of Kulinarya is to create food that brings the family together, and to turn away from the common culture of fast food. Flavorful dishes include the beef nilaga, the kare-kare of beef and vegetables in a peanut sauce, the manok sa gata chicken, the chicken adobo, which is braised in a soy sauce, and the wonderful sizzling sisig of crispy minced pork which you mix with a raw egg. Enjoy these dishes with a calamansi juice, made from Filipino limes. Although small in size, Kulinarya certainly makes you feel at home, and serves food that is packed with flavor.
Kulinarya, 2922 Glen Drive #114, Coquitlam, BC, Canada, +1 778 285 6577
The flavor and flare of the Mediterranean can be found in a quaint grill just outside of Coquitlam. Dinakis Mediterranean Grill uses the highest quality ingredients to create tantalizing Greek and Italian inspired dishes that have locals and newcomers returning again and again. Their food is served by their friendly and approachable staff, and the atmosphere is vibrant and lively. The menu includes options like the garlic-infused hummus, spinach and ricotta cheese-stuffed ravioli, and their house burger and fries. For those with a sweet tooth, their desserts are just as appealing, with their menu offering a variety of chocolate cakes and a delicious tiramisu.
The Golden Boot Caffe has strived to bring the very best of Italian home cooking to Coquitlam. Owned and run by chef David Azzi, the menu showcases the unique flavors and flare of Northern Italian, with dishes inspired by David’s youth. Their menu is an impressive selection of Italian dishes, from delectable pasta such as spaghetti carbonara, tagliatelle gamberoni, and veal and spinach cannelloni, a whole range of freshly made pizzas, special meat dishes and delicious desserts. Try these along with a glass of red or white wine from the Golden Boot Caffe’s wide selection, or with one of their Italian beers on tap.
The Golden Boot Caffe, 1028 Ridgeway Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, Canada, +1 604 939 0855