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Vancouver tapas restaurant closing permanently this weekend after five years

"Times are different now and it is time to turn the page."
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Cabrito on Commercial Drive will close permanently this weekend. Photo: Cabrito - Tapas Bebidas/Facebook

Commercial Drive's Cabrito Tapas will bring their five-year run to a close this weekend.

The Spanish restaurant announced this week that they are shuttering for good on Sunday, April 5.

"Times are different now and it is time to turn the page," reads Cabrito's website announcement.

"We would have loved to have a big party as a send off, and of course, this is not how we planned things but we know that many of you are experiencing life now in a way that is other than planned. So we will move on and focus on the bright moments that will be ahead."

Cabrito had been bringing things to a close by offering sales of several grocery and deli items, however they have since suspended orders due to high demand.

Their shop is open, with "some limited wine, charcuterie and cheese platters to offer," and customers are welcome, but must practice physical distancing. 

However, they will have Paella-to-go available from 5 p.m. Saturday night, at $16 per portion.

Here's how that works, according to the restaurant: "If you would like to order paella, please send an email to alex@cabrito.ca with your name, email address, telephone number and the number of portions you would like. We will send you a confirmation and then ask you to come and pick it up."

The restaurant has been experiencing a high volume of orders, however, and their "provisions" page may not be availble for shopping.

"The last 5 years have been a blast and we’ve been fortunate to welcome you at Cabrito and share this place where we were able to combine our love of music, Spanish food and sharing with friends. You are part of the reason it has been so special and for that we wish to thank you. Your support has meant the world to us."





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