She explains that it’s their spicy margarita, made with Thai birds-eye chilies. Yikes. Sold!
It’s an odd place to find a lip-blistering margarita. Bar Oso is an authentic Spanish tapas bar. They’ve got a fantastic Spanish wine list and wonderful sangria. But now that I’ve seen it, I really need to have one of those margaritas. And they’re not kidding around. It is spicy as hell.
The food here is great. To be clear, I sampled only a few dishes on this visit but everything I tasted was great. The chef is from Madrid. The pintxos are quintessential Basque-style tapas, and the Iberico ham is outstanding. Seared octopus is as tender as the fingerling potatoes that are mingled among its tentacles. Braised beef short rib is rich and supple and perfectly satisfying.
I highly recommend this place. It’s located in the heart of Whistler Village, and the restaurant is tiny, just like a true tapas bar in Spain would be, so it would be wise to make a reservation well in advance.
Bar Oso, 150 – 4222 Village Square, 604.962.4540