Celebrate Cinco De Mayo 2018 in Metro Vancouver with These Cheap Eats and Drinks


Burrito bowl

Cinco De Mayo is happening tomorrow, Saturday May 5th.  To celebrate, we’ve found restaurants in Metro Vancouver that are offering great specials tomorrow on Mexican food and drinks.

Mucho Burrito

One of my favourite places to eat is offering some great food specials tomorrow, May 5.  For $5, you can build your own small or regular burrito or bowl.  For an extra $1, you can upgrade to one of their signature bowls or burritos.  For more information, visit the Mucho Burrito website.

Las Margaritas

Las Margaritas offers delicious food and a great atmosphere.  On Saturday, they will be offering 3 for $15 taco specials and a bucket of Coronas for $27.  They’ll also have live music and giveaways.  For more information, visit the Las Margaritas Facebook page.

The Compound

The Compound is one of Vancouver’s newest downtown casual restaurant and bar.  To celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’re offering shots of Tequila for $3 and Margaritas for $4.  For more information, visit The Compound Instagram page.


Tacofino offers amazing food and I have to say it’s another one of my favourite restaurants.  Tomorrow, they will be offering $8 margaritas at all of their Vancouver locations.  At Tacofino in Gastown, there will be live entertainment from 12 pm-1 pm and 8:30 pm-9:30 pm provided by Las Estrellas de Vancouver.  For more information, visit the Tacofino Facebook page.

Little Donkey Food & Drink

Little Donkey Food & Drink is a great restaurant in Fort Langley that offers ingredients that are fresh, locally sourced and wholesome.  To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo, they’ll be offering $5 Bebidas, Little Donkey’s twist on a caesar.  For more information, visit the Little Donkey Food & Drink Facebook page.

La Taqueria

La Taqueria makes their tacos and burritos from traditional recipes with local, organic and sustainable products, when possible.  Tomorrow, they’ll be offering a taco baja and pint of beer (11 OZ) for $9
and a taco baja and margarita (1 OZ) for $12 at all of their locations, except North Vancouver.  There will also be live music all day at their Hornby location.  For more information, visit the La Taqueria Facebook page.

Did we forget any great Cinco De Mayo food and drink specials?  Let us know by commenting below.  Don’t forget to stay up to date with all of your favourite offers, free events and deals, subscribe to Penny Lavish by RSS feed, e-mail, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Metro Vancouver Spring & Summer Night Markets for 2018

Night Market Vendor Stands

Night markets are back in Metro Vancouver for the 2018 spring and summer season.  Metro Vancouver will have three night markets return for another year.  

Night Markets are a favourite summer activity for locals and a must-do activity.  They are inexpensive to attend, with some even offering free admission!  Overall, night markets are an affordable, low-cost night of fun where you can enjoy a night of delicious food (seriously, mouth-watering), great deals on merchandise and great entertainment, all in one place.  But that’s not all that you’ll find at the night markets, some of them offer kids games, beer gardens (19+),  organic foods including produce and meat, and so much more! 

If you haven’t been before, be prepared with cash, good shoes (because you’ll want to spend all night there), and an empty stomach.  Each and every market differs from the next, so make sure to check them all out this summer!

Here is Penny Lavish’s guide the spring and summer 2018 night markets in Metro Vancouver!

Shipyards Night Market 

The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  You can also bring your dog as dogs are allowed on a leash at the Shipyards Night Market.  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, vodka and gin.  Visit the Shipyards Night Market for more information.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm; May 4 – September 28

Richmond Night Market 

At the market you can enjoy delicious food from around the world, enjoy games, visit the Magical Dino Park, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from over 200 vendors!  Pick up a “Coupon Book” at the info visitor info booth for coupons.  They also offer free admission and a t-shirt if your birthday is in May or June and show up on the day of your birthday with I.D.  Visit the Richmond Night Market website for more information.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Admission: $4.25 for general admission, free admission for children 10 & under and seniors 60 & up.

When: Fridays & Saturdays 7 pm-12 am, Sundays & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm; May 11 – October 8

Fridays on Front

The market will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, strength from Strong Side Conditioning, and food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest.  Visit the Downtown New Westminster website for more information.

Where: 600 Block of Front St., New Westminster, BC

Admission: Free

When: Fridays 5 pm-9 pm; July 6 – August 24

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Free Bubble Tea at Boba Boy in Burnaby on Saturday, April 21 2018

bubble tea in glass

Free bubble tea is being offered this weekend in Metro Vancouver.  Boba Boy is having a grand opening at their Burnaby location store this weekend and they’re offering free bubble tea to celebrate.

Boba Boy is partnering with NATIV Media to throw this grand opening event and to bring you some freebies.  On Saturday, April 21 from 12 pm-8 pm, you can receive a free bubble tea and a free boba bottle.  The promotion runs during business hours at 150 – 5172 Kingsway St. in Burnaby at Boba Boy.

With your freebie drink, you will be able to choose a bubble tea flavour from their signature milk teas, fruity teas and handcrafted tapioca teas.  You can also choose your tapioca pearls, including original tapioca pearls, taro tapioca, sesame tapioca, and matcha tapioca.  This great offer is limited to one drink per person.

For more information about the grand opening event, visit the Boba Boy Facebook event page.

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What: Boba Boy Grand Opening – Free Bubble Tea
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12 pm-8 pm
Where: 150 – 5172 Kingsway St., Burnaby at Boba Boy

Please note: The picture above is not Boba Boy bubble tea.

Get $0.99 Grand Slam at Denny’s Broadway Location in Vancouver Today, April 10, 2018

carton of eggs

Cheap eats can be hard to find.  But fortunately for us Vancouverites, one Denny’s location will be offering cheap breakfast in April.

Today, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 7 am-2 pm, Denny’s Broadway location will be offering guests one Original Grand Slam for $0.99.  The Original Grand Slam is served with two scrambled eggs, two pancakes, two bacon and two sausages only.  This is one hot delicious deal!

This offer is limited to one Original Grand Slam per person, per visit at only the Denny’s located at 1296 West Broadway in Vancouver.  Keep in mind there is no substitutions allowed.  For full details about this event, visit the Denny’s Canada Facebook event page.

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Free Admission to Taste of Barbados in Surrey this Spring

Barbados Flag

free festival is coming to Metro Vancouver this April.  The Barbados Cultural Association of BC will be bringing a Taste of Barbados to Surrey.

On Sunday, April 8 from 2 pm-8 pm, you can enjoy the free festival at the Bear Creek Pavilion in Surrey. Taste of Barbados will have Barbadian food, drinks, music, and culture.  This is a family friendly event, so there will also be kids activities.  While there, you can play dominoes, eat some tasty food, and dance to the music.  Food and drinks at the festival will be an additional cost.  

For more information, visit the Barbados Cultural Association of BC or the Taste of Barbados event page.

Where: 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC at Bear Creek Pavilion

Admission: Free

When: Sunday, April 8 from 2 pm-8 pm

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Meet the Trailer Park Boys for Free in Maple Ridge this April 2018

Hand signing with pen on paper

Meeting celebrities from our favourite shows seems impossible.  Thanks to Black Sheep Public House & Liquor, you can meet the Canadian actors from Trailer Park Boys for free.

The Trailer Park Boys will be coming to the Black Sheep Public House & Liquor on Wednesday, April 4.  The meet and greet takes place from 2 pm-4 pm.  The Black Sheep Public House & Liquor is located in Maple Ridge on 12968 232 street.

Trailer Park Boys, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles will be there to sign autographs and take photos with fans.  The liquor store will be stocked with the Trailer Park Boys Liquormen’s Whiskey and Freedom 35 beer, along with merchandise to buy that you can take to be signed.

For more information, visit the Black Sheep Public House & Liquor Facebook page.

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Where: 12968 232 St., Maple Ridge, BC at Black Sheep Public House & Liquor

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, April 4 from 2 pm-4 pm

Bassjackers Performing Free on Saturday March 31, 2018 in Vancouver

DJ Equipment

Easter long weekend is coming up quick.  To celebrate the long weekend, Solid Events are hosting a free show on the long weekend.

The free show will be performed by the Dutch mega duo, Bassjackers.  Bassjackers will perform at the Harbour Event Centre on Saturday, March 31 at 10 pm.  Limited tickets are completely free, but you must RSVP online beforehand.  You must be 19+ to attend the show and bring I.D. that matches your RSVP.  On another side note, RSVP’s can’t be transferred so make sure to get all of your friends to commit beforehand.

Bassjackers have chart-topping hits and collaborations with Martin Garrix, Afrojack, KSHMR, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, R3hab, and Showtek, as well as remixes for A-list artists including Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, Moby, and Ne-Yo.  To listen to some of Bassjcakers music, visit the Bassjackers music page.  They’ve got some great music, so this is a must-see show.

For more information, visit the Solid Events website.

Where: 750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver, BC at Harbour Event Centre

Admission: Free

When: Saturday, March 31 at 10 pm

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Free Chicken and Fries at Nando’s Locations Across Canada For One Day This Month

Nando's Chicken and Fries

free lunch is coming your way.  Nando’s Chicken Dash is coming to Canadian restaurants this week.

On Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-1 pm, you can get a free 1/4 chicken and PERi-PERi fries.  The offer is first-come, first-served at Canadian Nando’s restaurants, excluding Nando’s Metrotown location.  All you need to do to get this deal is bring one non-perishable food item to donate.  This is one hot deal, so be sure to go early to score your free lunch.

For more information about this event, visit the Nando’s Dash Facebook event page.

What: Nando’s Dash – Free ¼ Chicken and PERi-PERi fries
Where: All Nando’s Restaurants in Canada (excluding Nando’s Metrotown)
Price: Free with one non-perishable food item (first-come, first-served)
When: Sunday, March 25 from 11 am-1 pm

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Please note, the picture above is not the amount of chicken given for free.

Free Snowshoe and Ski Trail Access for Kids at Whistler Olympic Park this Spring Break 2018


Spring break in Vancouver is here for the kids.  Finding things to do with the kids around Metro Vancouver, can get expensive quick.  Thankfully, there are lots of free events and activities for kids this Spring break.

Whistler Olympic Park is offering free snowshoe and ski trail access for kids 12 & under.  The trail access is available for free on weekdays from Monday, March 19 until Friday, March 30.  Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who have purchased a day pass or has a seasons pass for the park.  Rentals are not included in this deal, but you can rent equipment at the Whistler Olympic Park.  The deal is only available in person at the gate the day of and not online.

For more information, visit the Whistler Olympic Park Facebook page.  If you like this deal for Spring Break, there are other free deals for kids this Spring Break, including, Kids Ride Free on the Sea to Sky Gondola and Junior JUNOS.  Before you go though, please comment below and share your favourite free Spring Break event for the kids.

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Free Event: Junior JUNOS Presented With CBC Kids on March 24, 2018 in Vancouver

microphone on stand

Vancouver is hosting the JUNO Awards later this month, which is bringing lots of free music events around the city.  The JUNO Awards and CBC Kids is inviting families to attend the free Junior JUNOS at Let’s Hear it! Live – Vancouver.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 24 from 9 am-12:30 pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza.  There will be live performances by JUNO Award nominees for Children’s Album of the Year.  The performers at this event include Big Block Singsong, Bobs & LoLo, The Moblees and Splash’N Boots.  The Junior JUNOS will be hosted by CBC Kids friends Tony and Gary the Unicorn.

The event will also have crafts, interactive activities, and the opportunity to meet favourite CBC Kids friends PJ Masks for hugs and photos.

For complete details, visit the official website for the JUNO Awards or visit the Facebook event page for Let’s Hear it! Live – Vancouver or visit the Let’s Hear it! Live website.

Where: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Art Gallery – North Plaza

Admission: Free 

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 am-12:30 pm

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