Granville Spotlight – The Mexican

Authentic Mexican food and delicious margaritas keep us coming back to this Granville hot spot!

How many years has The Mexican been open on Granville Street?
We had been 8 and a half years  on Granville Street.

How would you describe the menu and ambiance of the The Mexican?

We wanted to create a relaxed authentic environment for our restaurant. The aim for the restaurant and menu was to create dishes that would both provide an exciting introduction to Mexican cuisine, while satisfying the taste of home for our loyal Mexican customers living here. Whether you are passing by or going out with friends we wish to create a fun friendly atmosphere to enjoy a taste of Mexico.

What do you recommend from the food and drink menu?

The crowd favourite has  to be the Barrigon, homemade chorizo and pastor mixed with sirloin steak covered in melted Asadero cheese and our special green salsas, (can’t go wrong with it). As for the drinks if you are in the mood for something very authentic the Cubana is  where beer meets Mexican flavours, but I promise you that we also make a  killer Margarita.

How has Granville Street changed in the time that you have been in business? What does being part of the Granville business community mean to you?

For a popular entertainment district it is great to see a healthy combination of new incoming businesses  and the old corner stores working side by side.

Are there any specials or promotions that people should know about? 

We offer a happy hour menu  from Monday to Friday 2:30 to 4:30 pm.

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Honolulu Coffee

Have you got chance go to Hawaii for a summer vacation? Honolulu Coffee Nelson is serving Maui Brewing Co in the store now!

A brand-new Beer & Snack menu is being added at Honolulu Coffee at the Nelson location from 12pm daily. The menu offers a large selection of Maui Brewing, local breweries, and house made Hawaiian – inspired bar snacks such as Lilikoi Pineapple Meatball, Coconut Edamame Hummus etc.  Maui Brewing, all the way from Kihei, Hawaii, which is the best liquid Aloha you can grab in a late summer day. There are quite a lot of options on the menu: Biniki Blonde Lager, Big Swell IPA, Pineapple Mana Wheat, Coconut Hiwa Porter.

Honolulu Coffee is bringing island – style caffeine culture with the concept of “Farm to Cup”, the company runs its own 80- acre farm on Big Island, where their beans from. They are always focusing on the ultimate Hawaiian coffee experience while embracing the Spirit of Aloha.

Why choose between coffee or beer with your friends when you can have both at Honolulu Coffee.


Monday – Friday : 7am – 9pm

Sat & Sun : 8am – 9pm

(Beer & Snacks menu available from 12pm)


Nelson Square G1 – 888 Nelson Street, Vancouver

DVBIA Sponsorship of Festivals and Events

Why does the DVBIA sponsor festivals and events in the downtown core?

Art has the power to elevate and transform communities. The DVBIA is proud to contribute to a thriving arts and culture scene in downtown Vancouver, including the many festivals that we sponsor throughout the year. Beyond bringing culture and vibrancy to the downtown core, large festivals and events make a significant fiscal impact on our city. For example, the BMO Marathon, which the DVBIA supports, brought nearly $60 million to Vancouver with its 2019 event. Attracting and retaining large-scale events to the downtown core benefits employees, tourists, and residents, and we plan on enhancing our sponsorship program in 2020 when our ten-year mandate is renewed.