It’s a beautiful sunny day and we’re off to Mt. Baker for a weekend of snowboarding! What better way to kick things off than some delicious downtown nachos?
So to Salsa and Agave we go on Pacific at Davie. It’s a tiny place with a big, authentic Mexican menu and warm, friendly service.
The nachos were in the appys section of the menu - $8 for small, $11 for large. Based on the pricing, I went for large - with guacamole on the side. I also ordered a Jamaica, an hibiscus drink I first tried in Togo, where it’s called bissap. Delicious - but that’s a story for another day.
When the nachos arrived, I was overjoyed to see the dips were all on top of the nachos, with the exception of the salsa verde and my side order of guacamole - a true first in my quest to find the best nachos in Vancouver.
And that perfectly proportioned plate of chips went down a treat. Red, yellow and blue chips were layered generously with refried beans, jalapeños, homemade sour cream and pico de gallo. Copious helpings of Cheddar bound it all together and a sprinkling of feta set it apart from more typical presentations.
The guacamole was the best I’ve ever had in Vancouver - fresh, zesty and so chunky, I actually needed to use some of my tortilla chips to cut up the ripe avocado hidden in the mix. The serving of salsa verde was small but fruity and powerful, just the way I like it.
If I had one criticism of these delicious nachos, it would be that the toppings just weren’t spicy enough. That could have been remedied by serving the salsa verde on top and throwing some banana peppers in there too.
Overall though, this was one tasty, satisfying plate of chips. So satisfying in fact, that I ended up throwing everything together and scraping the plate clean. Now those are damn good nachos.
Salsa and Agave Mexican Grill
1205 Pacific Boulevard
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