Cacao is one of those restaurants that I love coming back to, especially when it’s a new season. Now that the weather is warmer and the days are longer, this intimate restaurant in Kitsilano will be launching their new spring menu this week. We are excited for Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s lighter take, Latin American street food snacks and new seasonal farmer’s market fresh sheet!
Yucca Frita: avocado and tomatillo sauce. This tasty recipe is like cross between crispy french fries and hash browns. Served with a garlicky guacamole.
Honey Dew and Thyme Mocktail: Refreshing and not too sweet. Perfect cocktail to ease into the day. Add rum or presecco if you prefer it with alcohol.
Pisco Sour Cocktail: This tangy and tart cocktail is the perfect aperitif. We recommend it to any Latin Amercian cuisine. Made with El Gobernador, aquafaba syrup, lemon and angostura.
Las Pupusas De Silvia: Smoked pork chicharron with latin preserves. One hot and creamy spicy sauce and one tomatillo sauce.
Arepas with chicken, avocado and green peas: Contrasting the pine and chanterelle mushroom arepas we have back in fall, this the chicken was light and clean. I can eat this pita pocket sandwich morning, afternoon and evening. The stuffed filling is substantial but not overwhelmingly heavy.
Farmer’s Market fresh tomatoes and mozzarella: So this is what real tomatoes tastes like. Sorry we’ve been buying too much Costco bulk.
Pepito Steak Sandwich: This Venezuela style steak sandwich is meaty, crunchy and simply delicious! Bread is from the Birds and the Beets. Served with lettuce, tomato, potato frites, cheese, and mayo ketchup. This sandwich makes a perfect patio lunch! Sharing optional!
Tostones: This dish is part of the new dinner menu and is very comforting. Made with green plantain, black bean mole, avocado, ikura touched with tequila. The twice fried plantain slices are hearty and contrasts well with the bright summer vegetables.
Chocolate cake with homemade Mexican flan and cacao nibs. Rich. Decadent. But not overly sweet.
Nitrogen Tamarind Ice Cream with Condensed Milk: inspired by the street food style un raspado de tamarindo slushie and refined by the concepts of nitrogen ice cream. This tangy and tart ice cream is super refreshing especially on a hot summer’s day!
We hope you enjoy a leisurely afternoon and evening on their patio over some really delicious Latin American cuisine this city has to offer!
I was invited by Cacao for a menu tasting.
Tue 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1898 W 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1G5