We can’t believe December has already arrived. Seems like it was just yesterday that we were sipping pumpkin spiced lattes on the way to the restaurant in the early AM, and now here we are getting our caffeine fix with a non-so-subtle hint of peppermint. You can feel the vibe all over town, as people are preparing for the holiday season. With all of the Christmas shopping and activities there’s no time of the year to work up an appetite quite like December can. But not just any restaurant will do. You want a place that feels as festive as the season so that you can ride out that great feeling that comes with the holiday season. Well, you’ve found what you’re looking for.
5 Reasons Why Salsa & Agave is a Favorite Restaurant for Anyone Looking for a Festive Place to Eat During the Holiday Season in Downtown Vancouver
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Sports bars certainly have their place in downtown Vancouver. But where do you go when you want to enjoy a casual (yet delicious) dining experience with the game on in the background? That’s a question that many ask, those of you with a family in tow, on a casual date (whatever you do, don’t watch the game on a first date!), or those who simply don’t want to deal with the screams of rapid sports fans in an elbow-room only establishment. It’s hard to find that middle ground downtown, but it does exist, right around the corner of Pacific and Davie at Salsa & Agave.
Let’s find out why our Yaletown restaurant has become a popular destination for sports fans who want great food and drinks without missing the scores and highlights of the day’s (or night’s) game schedule.
4 Reasons Why Salsa & Agave is the Go-To Downtown Vancouver Restaurant for the Casual Sports Fan
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The cocktail really took off in the 1980’s along with MTV, neon lights, and Sandals Resorts vacation packages. It didn’t take long for the popularity of the mocktail (the non-alcoholic cousin) to follow.
There are many reasons people seek a mocktail when out with their friends, family, and/or coworkers who are free to indulge in the usual libations. It may be a lifestyle choice, a dietary restriction, an age limitation, a designated driver designation, a bun-in-the-oven or other matter altogether. Whichever the case, it can be a bummer when witnessing the rest of one’s party raise colorful cocktail glasses and cheers in unison when you’re stuck with a bottle of Dasani or Aquafina. The clinging of glasses against plastic just doesn’t have the same literal ring to it.
Simply put, you should not have to miss out on the fun and Instagram opportunities that a traditional cocktail affords, which is why Salsa & Agave (ever-sensitive to the dietary needs of all) has put together a mocktail menu unrivaled anywhere else in Vancouver BC.
A Delicious Mocktail Menu to Keep You from Feeling Left Out When Out on the Town in Vancouver
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Our daily lunch, dinner, and drink specials keep the crowds coming in every single day of the week. But when the weekends hit we like to reward patrons with something special, even if it means our kitchen has to work even harder than normal (we treat them well, we promise!).
Our weekend menu includes three extra special items that we feel deserve a spotlight of their own, which is why we’re using this week’s blog to deliver accordingly. These dishes are more than the result of a recipe, they are steeped in history, culture, and hold significance for many households, a significance that spans from Mexico and has made its way up here to the Pacific Northwest. Curious? Let’s take a look at three dishes that will provide you with a unique dining experience on your next (and many more to come) Vancouver weekend.
Three Unique Dishes Exclusive to Salsa & Agave’s Weekend Menu
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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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