Real good Mexican food isn’t so far away if your downtown or in Yaletown thanks to Salsa and Agave. The place is a hit with a lot of the neighborhood residents and my good friend @MaryInVancity, you can check out her review of a lunch she had recently by clicking here.
Every table is given house made salsa and chips, I really dig the serving dishes that they use here. The salsa is tangy without being blow your head off hot.
The special of the day on my visit happened to include something that I was looking to try anyways~the Azteca Soup, and a small burrito of your choice off the menu for $9.50.
The soup is a tomato/chili base with diced avocado, tortilla chips and cheese then drizzled with sour cream, I love tortilla soup and this is just like that and the addition of the avocado was a complete winner and something that I am going to have a lot more often in my soups and stews. It wasn’t too spicy, also the size with the combo is a small which was a perfect lunch size.
My burrito choice was an Al Pastor and it was also filled with house made re-fried beans.
The sauce had a sweet note to it from pineapple used in the cooking of the meat, the sauce wasn’t overly spicy and the meat was nice and tender. The beans were pureed smooth but weren’t gloppy. With this and the soup it was a perfectly filling meal and I didn’t have to break the bank. I also had a glass of horchata and the side of tomatillo salsa added a nice tang to the burrito and was a nice dip for the chips as well.