With trips to Mexico coming up in the next month, Mikey and I decided some Mexican fare was in order tonight and headed over to Las Margaritas. 6:30 pm on a Friday night – so we knew we were in for a wait but not the hour the hostess quoted us. In desperate need of a a chicken burrito we decided to forego the obvious destinations – Topanga Cafe or Burrito Bros. – and walked two blocks to Pepitas at Burrard.
As a second floor restaurant, Pepitas is burdened with a unwelcoming cold tile stairwell that doesn’t exactly instill confidence in the taste buds. During the climb, we kept reminding ourselves that a restaurant must being doing something right if they’ve been serving tacos since 1975. I don’t like to be too negative regarding our Kitsilano brethren, so I’ll safely claim that Pepitas is the 4th Best Mexican Restaurant in Kits.
We kept the Mexican holiday theme going as we slipped into Blue Crush just up the block. The store shone like a beacon at 7:55pm on a Friday night as the only store open on the street. If you find yourself in need of some holiday beachwear during the winter months, be sure to drop in. Ten minutes in this store and you’ll have a new bathing suit and enough UV exposure to build a solid base for your trip.
Last modified: February 17, 2006