Mexican festival showcases authentic Mexican culture
OLE! The Mexico fest features spicy colours, spicy people, and spicy food
The Mexico Fest was held in town at the new convention centre at Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver on a beautiful sun-filled day and included amongst the festivities were dancers, Zhumba, Mariachi music, Salsa, bright colours, local vendors, and enough drinks and food to fill your soul.
I love Mexican people , their culture, their kind gentle nature and of course their food, so I jumped on the opportunity to check out and experience the Mexico Fest. In addition to the full day festival, Mexico Week is being celebrated with Culinary Week up until the 16th.
Tasty bites I enjoyed at the Mexico Festival on Saturday included a vegetarian burrito with filled with cactus from Arturo’s Mexican Take Out, a pineapple drink served right in the pineapple, and of course, a tasty, sweet, cream-filled churro to top it off.
The burrito weighed an entire one pound, no wonder it did more than fill two of us up! The ingredients fresh, flavours tasty and tantalizing a definite must for me to visit another time. It’s the first time I’ve had cactus in a burrito and it was very good.
Although the festival has completed for this year there’s still plenty of time to take in the many wonderful activities associated with celebrating this fine country with a number of events which you can check out at Mexico Fest.
I also checked out Patron Tacos’ & Cantina located at 265 Robson Street and WOW what amazing cuisine I enjoyed there.
Fresh salsa and chips to start, followed with tortilla soup, toasted with white wine Sangria— yum!
As our main meal, my boyfriend and I ordered the molette and empanadas thinking at first that we would share each of the dishes and it would be just enough without over doing it. Boy, were we wrong.
The serving size of the food was more than generous and the taste sensation was incredible. The molette was my favourite dish of all. I generally don’t order soup to start with in a restaurant however it looked so tempting I couldn’t say no.
I was far from disappointed. The soup was delicious with just the slightest experience of El Calente! Oh that bite was hot! The molette I wanted to savour all night. By the time I got to having a bite of the Empanda, I was verging on pretty full.
The food was fresh, flavourful, and tastefully presented, the serving staff were very friendly, the atmosphere of the restaurant fun and casual with enough space between tables that I felt as though I could really enjoy the ambience of the space with my boyfriend and still take in the sights and sounds of those around us that were equally enjoying their taste experience.
I’d recommend a couple of different trips to Patron’s so that you can check out all the various dishes they have available. If the other dishes are anywhere close to the quality and taste sensation of the dishes I enjoyed, you’ll definitely enjoy a perfect night out filled with fine Mexican Cuisine!