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.