Flying Beaver Bar & Grill

The beaver became the official symbol of Canada since March 24, 1975 so it doesn’t get more Canadian than The Flying Beaver Bar & Grill.  They’re located at the North End of the No.2 Road Bridge in Richmond.  The Flying Beaver lets you sit and watch the arrival and departure of the Harbour Air seaplanes on the Middle Arm of the Fraser River.

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Decor is a typical rustic bar with touches of flight or Vancouver related art.  There’s a  wheelchair pilot suspended in the air that I particularly liked.

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I came here for brunch with my husband and daughter.  They sat us beside the windows on their enclosed patio near the back of the restaurant.  So between the crayons and watching the planes on the water, my daughter was entertained the whole time.  Although this restaurant is very kid friendly they also have certain sections to seat adults only.

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We shared The Beaver Damn, which is (description from their menu) A big ol’ plate with wings, potato skins with bacon, steak bites, kale & artichoke dip, naan bread and tortilla chips.  Wash it down with some beer, or coffee in my case and it was the perfect lazy Sunday.

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Medium noise level – $$

Flying Beaver Bar & Grill

4760 Inglis Drive
Richmond, BC

V7B 1W4

Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

The name is Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, but to be honest, it’s far from authentic Mexican food.  Dishes are tailored to the way we North Americans like to eat, from the type of cheese to the heaping portions on the plate.  Having said that, I still like it here.  Las Margaritas is located on West 4th, which is a trendy upscale shopping area.  They have a relaxing outdoor dining area to enjoy your Tequila Caesar and it’s located 10 minutes from the beach.

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How’s the food though?  The complimentary salsa and chips at the beginning of your meal is spicy and fresh.  The items on the menu range from average to good with my favorite dish being the Seafood Enchilada.  Overall, if you’re looking for good Mexican food you’d probably go elsewhere, but if you want a good patio, location, people watching, convenience and a kid friendly environment, you won’t be disappointed here.

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Medium noise level – $$

Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant

1999 4th Ave W

Vancouver, BC

V6J 1M7