In celebration of Cinco de Mayo 2019 on Sunday, May 5, here are a few places in Vancouver with special features.
Tacofino [Multiple Locations]
For Cinco de Mayo,Tacofino will feature tall cans of Tecate at all locations for $5.
Mariachi groups will be providing a Cinco soundtrack at the Gastown Taco Bar (15 W Cordova St.) with Las Estrellas de Vancouver performing from 1 pm to 2 pm. and La Santísima from 7 pm to 8 pm.
At Ocho (8 E 5th Ave.), Las Estrellas will take centre stage at Tacofino’s newest location in Mount Pleasant from 5 to 7 p.m.
Vancouver’s only all-female mariachi ensemble, Las Estrellas comprises a diverse group of musicians that performs at concerts and festivals both locally and abroad.
La Santísima is a double-guitar vaquero (cowboy) duo originally hailing from Nueva Rosita Coahuila, Mexico that features a mix of traditional Latin, mariachi, salsa and rumba flamenco stylings as well as more modern tunes.
Oyama Sausage [Granville Island]
Oyama Sausage‘s first annual weekend dedicated to celebrating Latin American cuisine takes place May 3 – May 5. Located in Granville Island’s Public Market, Oyama will feature a wide range of flavourful Chorizo sausages.
The shop will also offer other spicy fare including Botifarra and Linguiça, which is smoke-cured pork sausage seasoned with garlic and paprika.
Two Rivers Meats [North Vancouver]
Two Rivers Speciality Meats will be turning up the heat and throwing a daytime fiesta showcasing Mexican-inspired feature dishes.
The meaty limited-edition menu includes 5 south-of-the-border specials:
- Chicharrones (fried pork rinds) served with hot sauce and fresh limes
- a Taco Platter of turkey al pastor and pork chili verde tacos accompanied by jicama slaw
- a six-ounce Arrachera Steak topped with a spicy adobo seasoning and served alongside grilled scallions and fries
- a Sausage Platter featuring chorizo verde, lamb barbacoa and chipotle chicken sausages all freshly ground on site
- a Chicken Torta Sandwich stacked with beans, fresh avocado, pickled onions, cilantro, jalapeños and lime crema
To drink, Two Rivers is serving a Michelada cocktail that mixes Clamato juice, lager and Mexican spices served in a salt-rimmed glass.
Taco Del Mar [Port Coquitlam]
Taco Del Mar Port Coquitlam is hosting their 11th Annual 5-Pounder Burrito Eating Challenge. Consume a 5-Pounder in 30 minutes or less and it’s FREE!
The 5-Pounder is a five‐pound burrito rolled with four tortillas stuffed with rice, beans, ground beef, cheese, pico de gallo, and sauce. It is equivalent to four-and‐a‐half Baja Burritos.
The 5-pounder Burrito Challenge costs $30, and if you choose a protein, the protein has to be ground beef, no substitutions. Vegetarians and Vegans welcomed.
Minor attempting the challenge has to have a legal guardian present. More information can be found here.