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The Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar

The Little Jumbo: a Speakeasy You Won’t Want to Miss

The Little Jumbo resembles something out of the 1880s. Warm lighting, brick walls, booze stored in something like old bookshelves. This ambiance isn’t an accident; it’s extreme attention to detail. The owners named their restaurant and bar after an establishment once owned by the father of modern mixology, Harry Johnson.

The original Little Jumbo received Johnson as its owner way back in 1882 in New York City. This modern homage in Victoria prides itself in “the fine craft of preparing fresh local food with a focus on continental and contemporary, and pairing it with fine wines and the best of classic and modern mixology.” And all in the spirit of Harry Johnson.

 

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Shawn Soole Preaches Mexican Cuisine

“We’re not a Mexican restaurant; we’re a restaurant that serves Mexican” – Shawn Soole

Cafe Mexicana is the oldest restaurant in Victoria, BC serving Mexican. It’s no longer a quick stop, though. It’s a thoughtful, refined establishment that presents guests with one of the largest mezcal bars in Canada as well as fine Mexican cuisine. The chef, from Durango, trained in French and Asian cuisine. You won’t find your everyday burritos, fajitas, or chimichangas here. You’ll find them gussied up. You’ll find Mexican food with an elevation you probably haven’t seen before. The Cafe is a classy restaurant.

You’ll find tapas, fire-roasted peppers and veggies, steamed clams, and many other thoughtful menu items in addition to the Mexican food staples you’re used to. Just don’t expect your burrito to be served on a paper plate wrapped in foil. This is Mexican cuisine, not fast food.

“The slushy machine is my baby… The horchata is money and the La Paloma is addictive.”

These aren’t your dad’s slushies, though. The folks behind the bar at Cafe Mexico use fresh juices, exotic garnishes, and hand-crafted intention. So stop by next time you visit Victoria. You’re in for a treat. And dress it up with a collared shirt or something while you’re at it *wink*.

 

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The Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar
Shawn Soole Preaches Mexican Cuisine