LA MEZCALARIA

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-8226

Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/

Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR

Advice: Reservations a must.

It’s no secret that I love Mexican food and culture and this new East side spot on the drive has nailed it on the food and drinks side as well on the decor side with its hip ambiance. The room has an open kitchen with a cool setup for diners to eat and watch the chefs in action as well as a full bar offering a similar perspective to chat with the bartenders.

Margarita and Special

Verdes Chicken Enchiladas

Papa Flautas

My friend Josh Langston joined me for dinner starting off with a couple of their house drinks, followed by our sharing of their outstanding Verdes Chicken Enchiladas ($13) with a green tomatillo sauce which had a nice spice kick, outstanding refried beans and Spanish rice; we also shared the vegetarian Papa Flautas ($12) 4 flautas filled with roasted garlic and mashed potato. This is food made with love, you can see how passionate the chefs are and you can truly taste this in their cooking.

They have an extensive mezcal selection, as well have their version of a Cheese Fondue that I am already craving for my next visit which will be very soon!

Review by: Richard Wolak