New Tacofino Happy Hour Menu and
Cinco de Mayo celebrations
Tacofino will officially kick start patio season at three of its locations by hosting Cinco de Mayo celebrations at its ‘Gastown Taco Bar’ and ‘Ocho’ outposts and introducing a new Tacofino Happy Hour menu of food and drink features at all five of its Vancouver restaurants.
Tacofino’s full schedule of spring happenings include:
NEW TACOFINO 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).
At the bar, guests can choose from:
- $4 pints of Good Company Lager;
- $5 pints of local craft beer;
- $5 glasses of wine and house-made sangria;
- $8 margaritas.
CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATIONS, PATIO LAUNCHES
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.
Since its inception, the Tacofino brand has been celebrated for its trademark fusion of sun-dappled, surf-centric spirit and quality, fresh and affordable fare with an environmental and nutritional conscience. From its humble beginnings in Tofino, where the Tacofino Cantina was first launched at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in 2009, the brand has now grown to include the original Cantina, a fleet of roaming food trucks, six brick-and-mortar restaurants in Vancouver and Victoria, a growing workforce of more than 250 employees and a legion of loyal fans. | tacofino.com