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. They proudly carry over 140 different tequilas and mezcals which are all 100% agave and were selected for their unique and delicious qualities. 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.