TACOFINO KICKS OFF PATIO SEASON WITH CINCO DE MAYO FESTIVITIES,
NEW DAILY MENU OF HAPPY HOUR FOOD DRINK, OPTIONS
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations May 5 Lead In to Patio Launches at Three Locations May 6-12, Debut of New Happy Hour Food, Drink Menu at all Vancouver Restaurants April 25
Tacofino’s full schedule of spring happenings include:
NEW HAPPY HOUR FOOD, DRINK MENU
Starting today, Thursday, April 25, Tacofino will officially launch a new menu of Happy Hour food and drink features that will be available daily from 3 to 6 p.m. at all five brick-and-mortar locations in Vancouver (Hastings Commissary, Gastown Taco Bar, Oasis, Yaletown and Ocho).
Developed by Tacofino chef/cofounder Jason Sussman and Regional Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann, the new Happy Hour food menu features:
- crispy chicken drumsticks (Valentina-agave salsa), $6;
- grilled pork ribs (peanut chili macha), $5;
- Pacific cod croquetas (roasted garlic-chipotle mayo), $5;
- bean and cheese empanadas (salsa verde, lime crema), $5;
- chili-tossed roasted chickpeas, $3;
- chips and salsa, $5 (add guac or other salsa/dip for $4);
- popcorn, $3 (chili lime salt);
- nachos, $14 (add guac or chorizo for $4).
- $4 pints of Good Company Lager;
- $5 pints of local craft beer;
- $5 glasses of wine and house-made sangria;
- $8 margaritas.
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 5, Tacofino will feature tall cans of Tecate at all locations for $5 and mariachi groups providing a Cinco soundtrack at its Gastown Taco Bar (15 W Cordova St.) with Las Estrellas de Vancouver performing from 1 to 2 p.m. and La Santísima entertaining the nighttime crowd from 7 to 8 p.m. Over town 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, while 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.
The Cinco celebrations will lead directly into the official launch of patio season at the Gastown Taco Bar, Yaletown Burrito Bar (1025 Mainland St.) and Oasis (122-1050 W Pender St.) locations, with all three restaurants celebrating the occasion by offering patio-friendly pints of Good Company Lager for $4 from Monday, May 6 through Sunday, May 12.
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