Take your taste buds on a Vancouver escape to the city’s newest Mexican restaurant
Looking for a culinary escape from Vancouver? With dishes like shrimp tacos with Oaxaca cheese or beef tenderloin with raspberry mole, the city’s newest destination for authentic Mexican cuisine, you might want to work up an appetite and head to Monarca, which is set to open its doors.
Located at 181 Carl St. (in Shell space liberated) at gastown, Monarch cocine Mexicana is the second restaurant overseen by Veracruz, Mexican chef Francisco Higaredawho previously launched the Ophelia restaurant in the Olympic Village.
Monarch is a new addition to the Flying Pig Group’s portfolio, which includes several outposts of the Flying Pig and the aforementioned Ophelia, and will serve its first guests on Friday, April 8.
The restaurant will initially offer dinner service with a menu of dishes including tacos, meat and vegetable dishes, side dishes and homemade salsas, as well as a lively cocktail program.
by Monarca the name is a nod to Higareda father, who lived near the famous Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacan, Mexico; vibrant winged creatures also play a special role in Mexican culture, as they are believed to represent the spirits of ancestors floating around for a visit with loved ones.
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