Cinco de Mayo is upon us once again. For the uninitiated, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for fifth of May) is a celebration which commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. What this means for you in Greater Vancouver here in 2018, is a whole lot of celebration. While the city has a few events worth checking out (from Robson Square to Lonsdale Quay and beyond) you’ll want to focus your food and drink plans around the corner of Davie Street and Pacific BLVD in Yaletown. Let’s find out why.
5 Reasons Why Salsa & Agave is Where You Want to be for Cinco de Mayo 2018 in Vancouver BC
1. Celebratory Food
There is no specific Cinco de Mayo dish, per se, but there are most certainly Mexican dishes that are popular on this special day (and many other celebrations) and can be found on our menu upon your May 5th arrival. These include Birria (slow cocked spicy lamb soup served w/onion, cilantro, lime and tortillas), Menudo (beef tripe soup served with onions, oregano, lime and 4 soft tortillas), Pozole (delicious corn grain with pork stock or chicken, served with 2 crispy corn tortillas, lime and lettuce), Chiles Rellenos, and Tortas Ahogadas.
2. Celebratory Drinks
You’ll want to keep Cinco de Mayo going well after we’ve cleared your table of these celebratory dishes listed above, and that’s where our spirited drink menu comes in. Some top favorites of our casual drinkers and party-goers alike include our famous Margarita (on special for $8.50), the fresh and fruity Sangria (on special for $7), the Tequila Sunrise, and Canada’s national cocktail which fills in just fine for Cinco de Mayo too, the Caesar (on special for just $6). Other drink specials on the day include a variety of Cervezas ($6), our Micheladas ($7.25), and Cuba Libre ($6). Without a doubt, you’ll want access to our bar on this very special day of celebration.
3. Celebratory Crowd
With hearty food and drink keeping everyone happy, you’ll see a lot of smiles and hear a lot of laughter coming from within the restaurant. We’ll be fully staffed to accommodate your needs so you won’t have to want for a single thing. Saturday May 5th is also forecast to be bright, sunny, and warm (20° Celsius) so expect our patio to be bustling from afternoon into the evening along Yaletown’s Pacific BLVD.
4. Cinco de Mayo Photo Opps
Let’s be honest, these days, if it hasn’t been captured in digital format and shared on your favorite social network/s it pretty much didn’t happen, right? OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration (for some) but snapping pics, sharing, then revisiting those candid moments with your friends (old and new) is a big part of today’s online social culture. On Cinco de Mayo, you’ll want to be in a literal setting where the food, drinks, and decor suits the theme of the day, and thus Salsa & Agave is where you need to be. We encourage you to pull out your smartphones and take as many pics of it all until your heart is content. Just be sure to tag us and/or give us a shout out on both Facebook and on our new Instagram at @salsa_and_agave.
5. Keeping it Real, Of Course
When a national celebration/holiday arrives, it feels great to celebrate in an appropriate place to soak up the culture. On St. Patrick’s Day, only an Irish pub will do, and so when Cinco de Mayo comes around, where better to ring it in than at the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Vancouver’s lively downtown core – and that place, is Salsa & Agave. We are honored to have you come by and celebrate this special day with us all!