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El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar

Located just off Whyte Avenue, El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar is a creative combination of arresting décor, culinary arts, fine tequila and craft cocktails.

Chef Lindsay Porter has created a menu that encompasses everything from tapas, to latin entrees, to gourmet street foods and tacos, to nuevo latino fusion dishes. The kitchen is open late with entrees available until 11pm and appetizers until 1am, which makes it a perfect place to satisfy your late night taco cravings.

They proudly carry over 140 different tequilas and mezcals which are all 100% agave and were selected for their unique and delicious qualities. In addition to the wide selection of tequilas, El Cortez has a fantastic craft cocktail program and a selection of beers, wines, and other spirits. El Cortez is also one of only 9 establishments in the world certified by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (the Tequila Regulatory Council).

On weekend late nights, the focus shifts to the tequila cellar in the basement where DJs and live bands turn the volume up. Since August 2014, El Cortez has hosted “secret” shows by the likes of Matt Mays, Raine Maida & Chantal Kreviazuk, Tiga, Lindi Ortega, Jimmy Gnecco, SIINES, The Sheepdogs, Hollerado and others.

The tequila cellar is also a unique venue available for private functions.

El Cortez is an 18+ establishment.

Must try: any tequila!

Check out their menu.

Hours
Monday: 4:00pm-11:00pm
Tuesday: 4:00pm-2:00am
Wednesday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am
Friday-Saturday: 11:00am-2:00am
Sunday: 11;00am-11:00pm