About Avocado Bay

Everything on the menu is created with a base of avocados ...


Memo banuelos, chef and co-owner of Avocado Bay, sees potential for avocado that extends far beyond toast. "Avocados can be a lot of fun to work with in the kitchen, and there is so much more to them than what's being done by most restaurants."
The menu presents a number of creative takes on presenting the fruit. An Avocado Margarita with smooth like texture benefiting a well rounded flavour combo of avocado, tequila and sharp hints of fresh pressed juice.
Avocado Burgers ( each contain and entire avocado), tacos, ceviches, and cheesecake all will contain a generous amounts of the namesake fruit. Of course, Guacamoles are present with an equal casting of meat and veggie options available

Having worked at some of the best Mexican jionts in Vancouver (La Mezcaleria, Los Cuervos) and having owned his own restaurant in Mexico, Memo Banuelos always planned on opening his own place once fully settled here in Vancouver. He also has real experience with limes and avocados - he spent a few years importing both directly from Mexico and selling them to bars in Vancouver, during the lime shortage a few years ago.

The bigger food distributors were basically like, "You're the only one with limes right now what else can you get?." Memo found avocados being grown in his hometown of Guadalajara. Memo has been eyeing Avocado Bay's current English Bay location for a few years, and eventually worked out a deal to take over the space from its previous owners who had been operating it as a sports bar.

Avocado Bay is an interesting concept, and Memo really cares and plans to have the restaurant brought up to the next level of fine quality food fare.



Avocados are called a superfood for good reason: they’re like the comic book heros of fruits! Avocados contribute unsaturated “good” fats, and good fats can help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients Vitamins A, D, K, and E. Healthy avocados contain 6 g of naturally good fat per serving – one-third of a medium avocado. Good fats help the body absorb fat-soluble nutrients without raising LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels when eaten as part of a healthy diet.


More than 75 percent of the fat in avocados is considered “good” fat, with 5 grams per 50-ounce serving coming from monounsaturated fat and 1 gram from polyunsaturated fat. Avocados also contain 80 calories per serving and are free of cholesterol and sodium. Avocados are virtually the only healthy fruit with good fats and are a delicious way to help people meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans’ recommendations to shift from eating saturated fat to good fats.

Still not convinced avocados should be a part of your daily diet? Consider this:

Avocados contain 20 vitamins and minerals and include beneficial plant compounds that can enhance the nutrient quality of one’s diet.Why naturally good fats? Because the body needs some dietary fat in moderation to help with absorption of nutrients. Good fats do not raise LDL “bad” cholesterol levels. Healthy avocados contain 6 g of naturally good fat per 50 g serving, one-third of a medium avocado.