Mexican Flavours (with a Twist) in the West End

Do you remember the breezy freshness of nights at an all-inclusive in Mexico? Those warm feelings, great food, and value-priced drinks are available – right here in Vancouver.

Gringo on Davie breaks out the good feelings and takes you back to a simpler time. When an evening out was both fun and affordable. And friends could gather in a restaurant where the experience melds beautifully with great food and atmosphere. It’s about what’s really important – the feeling of being known and valued – just because that’s the best way to live life!

Tacos & Tequila with an 80’s/90’s Soundtrack

We stopped in to talk to Gringo on Davie director, Sean Davis, about the success of his three restaurant locations. “We give customers a place to escape to – a vacation from the street. You come into a place where the staff know you and the food is always great,” Davis explained. “We focus on keeping prices as low as we can, while providing our unique, upbeat twist on the best flavours of Mexico. We’re also well-known for our signature cocktails.”

Located at the top of the Davie Street hill, just east of Thurlow by the Denny’s, Gringo on Davie has become an integral part of the West End community. Eat-in, take-out or delivered, fresh fish tacos, margaritas with squeezed lime juice and in-house rim salts keep regulars coming back. Every month, there’s a new chef’s special, like their feature “Seoul Food” Korean BBQ tacos, paired with cool cervezas.

A sense of community is core to Gringo on Davie. Whether it’s greeting their regulars by first-name or getting into the spirit of Pride Week with their signature ‘Flight of Divas’ shooters, this is a restaurant with heart. Each year, a special focus on local charity support is part of what motivates the team and keeps their West End roots growing deeper and stronger.

Keeping the Price Real with a Focus on Value

Davis explained a bit more of the business philosophy when we talked. “We know it’s a challenge to have a good time with a great tasting meal in the city. Prices are getting a bit crazy out there. So we’ve focused on keeping our margins slim, knowing that cooking up a storm is the way to get volume pricing down, by leveraging our supply chain. We pass the pricing benefits straight on to the customer – beer, cocktails, burritos, dillas (quesadillas) – at unbeatable prices. Don’t forget some Chippy Dippy, too (homemade queso, guac, picante-pineapple salsa)… we have so many great tasting specialities!”

It’s always a good day for a break from the grind – and a Mexican fiesta party. Plan your next trip to the beach with a stop in for dinner at Gringo on Davie first. Davis and his staff are ready with good vibes and all the delicious tacos, protein bowls and drinks you crave. There’s never been a better day for a Mexico get-away in the heart of the city.