The Mexican Corner | BCBusiness

The Mexican Corner | BCBusiness
Known for its faux-Aztec decor and delicious eats, the Mexican Corner has long been a Whistler favourite.

A Whistler local favourite goes big

It’s been a rough year for restaurants in Whistler. A dearth of openings combined with the quick closings of much-hyped concepts (sorry, Canada House), and just bad luck, like the fire at Los Sombreros, have cast a pall over culinary entrepreneurialism in Canada’s top ski town.

But 2014 kicked off with a bright spot: a new address—and reinvention—of local favourite, The Mexican Corner. The new location in Whistler Village has not only taken the crown as the area’s top Mexican restaurant, but is increasingly cited as one of the area’s best places to eat, period.

The reason? Executive chef Edgar Navarro, who arrived in Whistler with a resumé that includes stints in the U.S., Europe and his native Mexico, where he cooked for presidents and received kudos from the Michelin Star chefs he worked with internationally.

His dedication to ancient recipes creates a new, more complex level of Mexican cuisine. But fear not: the joint still keeps it real with margaritas and aguas frescas.

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