By now, you have likely heard about our popular lunch specials which have become quite the draw for the local Yaletown and downtown Vancouver crowd. But you may not be as versed on our 11 AM to 4 PM lunch drink specials. Well, it’s time to rectify that – no one wants to miss out on some spirited midday libations, especially when the price is right!
Lunch Drink Specials You Need to Know About When in Downtown Vancouver
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Are you sick of hearing everyone talking about pumpkin spice lattes? Does the phrase “back to school” still strike fear and loathing in your soul? Are you baffled by people who get excited about wearing scarves, cardigans, and knee-high boots once again? Then this article (and our restaurant) is for you.
It’s hard to let go of the summer in Vancouver. Nothing brings the city to life quite like warm temperatures, sunny skies, and PNE lines (ok, maybe not the latter). Well, who says you have to let it go? Instead, you can find solace from the impending autumn and winter by becoming a regular at one place that makes summer an all year affair – Salsa & Agave.
5 Reasons Our Restaurant Will Help You Find an Endless Summer in Vancouver
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“Unique” is a tricky word in the restaurant world. It walks a fine line that often crosses over in to gimmicky territory. Those gimmicks may garner initial interest, but the novelty wears off quick, and often results in a lack of repeat business and nonexistent loyal customer base.
What are those gimmicks? There are many. They range from purposely rude servers (a concept made famous by the likes of Wiener’s Circle in Chicago) to a slew of other concepts that make popular lists of worst restaurant gimmicks around (some themes don’t veer too far from those attempted in our very own fine city).
But unique on the other hand, well, that’s a different story. When done right, it enhances the entire dining experience. And it doesn’t need to be wacky, wild, or out of this world to be deemed unique. Heck, even “exceptional service” can be considered unique in today’s rush-them-in and rush-them-out food service industry.
Salsa & Agave may not shock and awe anyone when it comes to dining out in Vancouver, and that’s a great thing. Instead, we provide a truly distinctive dining experience for locals and visitors alike. Below, is an accounting of what sets us apart from the norm.
5 Things that Set Salsa & Agave Apart from Most Dining Establishments in Greater Vancouver
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There is still a solid month of summer left in Vancouver (at press) and locals and visitors with kids are looking to squeeze out every last ounce of sunshine and fresh air, even when they are going out for a bite to eat and/or for drinks. Having tots in tow should not prevent you from enjoying the patio culture of Vancouver, however as any parent knows, picking the right location is essential to ensuring that you actually get to enjoy yourself while you’re kids are entertained, and without disturbing other patrons. That may seem like a tough ask, but thankfully our Yaletown eatery accommodates the task. Let’s find out how and why.
5 Reasons Why Salsa and Agave Has the Best Kid Friendly Restaurant Patio in Downtown Vancouver
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Restaurant food and Instagram is synonymous, especially here in Vancouver BC. Search #vancouverfoodie, #vancouverfood, and #vancouverrestaurants today (July 30) and you’ll find a collective 368,450 hashtags and counting, with hundreds of diners adding to the total over the days ahead.
Among these Vancouver foodie (etc.) posts we’re humbled to say that you’ll find fan pics of plates and patio scenes from Salsa & Agave. We have to admit that we’ve been VERY remiss in our own efforts in maintaining our own profile, but we’re just so busy dedicating 110% of our efforts to keeping patrons happy. So to show our appreciation for all of you out there who continue to share your experiences at Salsa & Agave, we are happy to start a series where we share some of our favorite (from you!) Instagram posts, right here on our blog.
Featured Instagram Posts from Fans of Salsa & Agave Restaurant in Vancouver BC – Summer 2017
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Two weeks ago we provided a sneak preview of what to expect from 2017’s Latin American Week in Vancouver. Now that it has concluded we can say that the festivities went even better than expected. Today (after allowing one day post-week recovery) we are following up with a recap. And don’t worry, no need for heavy reading after your celebratory week that may or may not have included multiple tequila shots – we’re using visuals for this one. Enjoy!
Photo Recap of the 2017 Latin American Week in Vancouver
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Running from June 30 to July 9 (2017) Latin American Week begins this Canada Day long weekend. It’s an appropriate time, given that Canada has welcomed more Latin American’s into its arms over the past few years than ever before. To give back to Greater Vancouver BC and celebrate all of its colorful cultures, the week actually extends to 10 full days of celebration. Of course, your busy schedules may not allow you to take it all in, so in an effort to help you narrow down the “can’t miss” events our Mexican restaurant has compiled a list for your convenience. Take note and free up your calendar for the following.
Four Can’t-Miss Things to do During Latin American Week 2017 in Vancouver BC
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The five senses are tingling. You can feel it, see it, hear it, and smell it but you can also taste it. Summer (and summertime dining) in Vancouver is days away as the solstice arrives while we pen this most recent article. Locals and visitors alike are tapping away on their screens to hunt down the best eateries to call home through the season. And we’re excited to see you!
You see, Salsa & Agave is an authentic Mexican restaurant and as such we have a flare for the summertime vibe. People from all over the world flock to our mother country for a taste of it and so it is our mission to provide for the same here in the Lower Mainland of beautiful B.C., the place we now call home. Let’s find out why you’ll want to celebrate the season here at our downtown establishment.
3 Reasons Why Our Restaurant is One of the Top Places to Eat in Vancouver in the Summer Season
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You’re a vegetarian. Kudos for the commitment because it isn’t always easy. We’re not talking about having to put up with the questions from those friends of yours who just don’t get it (“don’t you miss meat??”). That’s expected. The challenge from time to time is the lack of options. Correction, the lack of delicious options. Yes indeed there are enough vegetarian food stops around downtown Vancouver but honestly far too many lack inspiration. This is especially true of the Yaletown area. But Salsa & Agave has heard your call and responded by putting together a menu that is peppered with delectable dishes that will have even your most carnivorous friends chomping at the bit. But too bad for them, this top five list is for you!
5 Must-Try Vegetarian Dishes at Salsa & Agave
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Yes. Oops, did we spoil the surprise? But let’s not confuse the word affordable here. When locals and visitors want value, they also want quality. However, finding a union between “budget-friendly” and “fine dining” isn’t easy, especially in VanCity.
When we started Salsa & Agave, our mission was to provide the Greater Vancouver masses with authentic Mexican cuisine, using fresh locally sourced ingredients without sacrificing quality for cost. We also wanted to be conveniently located so that both locals and visitors had access to our offering, and in a location that encouraged social engagement with the community. Yaletown on Pacific BLVD made perfect sense, but as you know does not come without expense.
So there we were. An authentic menu with the finest ingredients and a prime location that blended perfectly with the patio culture of downtown Vancouver. Perfect scenario, right? In a way, yes. However, in order to truly make our food and dining experience accessible to the city, we had to offer it all at a price that hardworking Vancouverites and travelers could afford.
Most restauranteurs would tell you that you can’t have all three – fine food, prime location, and an affordable menu. We’re glad we didn’t listen to them. Instead, we bucked the trend that Yaletown would have you think is the norm and committed to offering our guests the whole enchilada (pun fully intended). That’s why when people review our establishment, they quote the trifecta of great food in a great location at an amazing value.
Below, we give you a sneak peak into some of the dishes that draw crowds to Salsa and Agave, while leaving room in their wallets for whatever else their hearts desire.
5 Dishes that Prove You Can Find Affordable High-Quality Dining in Downtown Vancouver
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