Vancouver Margarita Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Margarita Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Margarita creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their margarita creations on their menu from August 3-27, 2023.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the margarita creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best margarita creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Instagram throughout the challenge, our instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #MargaritaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your posts during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite margarita creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more and taste the different sangria creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Margarita creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

JamJar Canteen

Za’atar Rosemary Margarita

Price: $15

Created by: Simran

A herbaceous twist on a classic! Rosemary and Za’atar combine to give depth and elevate a traditional lime margarita

Ingredients: Tequila, za’atar rosemary syrup, lime with a za’atar salt rime

Offered at Commercial from 11:30-9:30pm

JamJar Canteen

2280 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 252-3957


Instagram @jamjarcanteen

Salsa & Guacamole

Jo’s Margarita

Price: $11.90

Created by: the team

Named after one of our special clients who asked us to make a special margarita with a kick of lime and spice to it.

We created this amazing margarita.

Offered: all the time

Salsa & Guacamole

13483 72 Ave LOWER LEVEL, Surrey

Tel:Phone(604) 597-0202


Instagram @salsa_andguacamole

Food by Fanta

Killing Me Softly

Price $16

Created by: Davina and Keita

The beautiful pink of this Strawberry Margarita represents love and the black pear syrup represents darkness and pain which comes pouring in slowly to engulf the pink love inside your skull glass. This creation takes a traditional margarita and adds some jalapeño spiciness with a rim of Tajin, peppermint, salt and sugar. The charcoal pear syrup mimics poison. Be careful! It’s strong and might kill you softly

Ingredients: Tequila 1000, Cointreau, Ancho Ryes, Fresh Lime juice, Mint syrup, Fresh Strawberries, Pear charcoal syrup, Fresh Jalapeño sliced, Tajin, Dried pepper mint, Salt and sugar

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Food by Fanta

20542 Fraser Hwy, Langley

Tel; (604) 530-6803


Instagram @foodbyfanta

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei

Shelley Hayashi

Influencer/Writer for MyVanCity

Twitter: @shelleyhayashi

Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

Rei Van

Media Influencer

Instagram @reithefoodie

Tik Tok @reithefoodie