Best Place to see Latin Music in Vancouver? You make the call!

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According to the most recent census (2001), 1.36 percent of Vancouver’s population of 2,097,960 residents are of Latin, Central and South American origins.  That works out to just 28,575 people.

But despite the numbers, there’s plenty of Latin influence around the city – from the Carnaval del Sol every summer to the Latin American Film Festival, not to mention some great Mexican, Brazilian and Central American restaurants.  And, for fans of Latin beats, there are even a handful of live Latin music venues in Vancouver.

Problem is that they’re not easy to find.  I’ve listed a few music venues below, but I’d like to hear from you:

Do you have a favourite place to listen to Latin music in Vancouver?  A cozy bar or club that feels more South American than North American?  Let us know. 

In the meantime, here are a few of my picks:  Continue reading:
Best Place to see Latin Music in Vancouver? You make the call!

Finding Latin Flavour in Vancouver? You make the call!

Vancouver is justly famous for its authentic ethnic cuisine. In fact, the city boasts some of the finest dim sum and freshest sushi in North America.  But one cuisine that doesn’t get a lot of attention is Latin fare.

Everything from traditional Mexican tacos to Brazilian buffet-style rodizio is available here, if you know where to look.  I’ve got a few ideas (below), but I’d like to hear your favourites:

Where’s your favourite spot for Latin cuisine?  Please comment below.

Here are a few options to get you started:

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Finding Latin Flavour in Vancouver? You make the call!

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