Ave-Mag_El-Cortez-Bar2000.jpg
FoodPhotosFinal_5_sm.jpg
CoctailHeader_sm_new_1.JPG
Ave-Mag_El-Cortez-Bar2000.jpg

Welcome


780 - 760 - 0200 / Reservations

Tuesday to Saturday / 4:00pm to Late

Sunday / 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Monday / Closed

SCROLL DOWN

Welcome


780 - 760 - 0200 / Reservations

Tuesday to Saturday / 4:00pm to Late

Sunday / 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Monday / Closed

ABOUT EL CORTEZ

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.

 

El Cortez specializes in modern latin food and tequila. Chef Lindsay Porter has created a menu which encompasses everything from tapas, to latin entrees, to gourmet street foods & tacos, to nuevo latino fusion dishes. 

We are one of only 9 establishments in the world certified by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (The Tequila Regulatory Council).




THE SPACE

The main floor is open 6 evenings a week and caters to dinnertime and late night guests looking to enjoy great food and/or beverages. Our kitchen is open late to satisfy those late-night cravings!

The Tequila Cellar in the basement is open Friday and Saturday nights for late night fun with DJ's keeping the energy going to the end. The Tequila Cellar is also a perfect space to host parties up to 85.

 

COMMUNITY

El Cortez was born out of the mind of artists and as such remains very interested in supporting the local arts community and Edmonton as a whole. Always open to getting involved where we can, there is frequently something new and interesting happening within it's walls, or outside of them. Photo or film shoots, record release parties, art shows, fundraisers, secret live music shows and onwards, El Cortez is open to be involved in many forms of ventures. Reach out to us!

FoodPhotosFinal_5_sm.jpg

Our Kitchen


FUN, FRESH, UNIQUE AND DELICIOUS - THAT IS THE GOAL

SCROLL DOWN

Our Kitchen


FUN, FRESH, UNIQUE AND DELICIOUS - THAT IS THE GOAL

ABOUT OUR KITCHEN

Award winning Executive Chef Lindsay Porter created El Cortez’s food program with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and local suppliers. Everything in the El Cortez kitchen is done in-house from the braising of the local meats, to the creation of the sauces. Only the highest quality ingredients are used.

The El Cortez menu is a blend of modern latin fusion, traditional favourites and gourmet street food. Enjoy! 

Entrees are available until 10:00pm on weekdays, 11:00pm on weekends; appetizers and tacos are available until 1:00am.

LindsAy Porter

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Born and Raised in St Albert, Executive Chef Lindsay Porter’s focus has always been on the culinary world, even as a child. This passion for the culinary arts reflects through her re-designed menu at El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar “From the colours, to the flavors, to the textures, this menu really is my form of expression. I wanted to have fun with it, so I took several traditional recipes, and added my personality to them.”

Formerly of 4th and Vine and Mercer’s Catering, and recent bronze medalist at the prestigious Gold Medal Plates Edmonton in 2014, Chef Porter graduated in 2006 after completing a two-year, fulltime culinary course. While at school, she apprenticed under chef Willie White at the River House Grill where she learned the basic fundamentals of restaurant fine dining.

After graduating, she travelled to Europe for two months and explored the culinary world of Italy, Switzerland, France, Greece, Germany and the Netherlands. Once home, she joined Fantasyland Hotel as a sous chef for 4 years before becoming the executive chef at 4th and Vine; she began taking part in various competitions, such as the Chaine des Rotisseurs Junior Commis Competition, placing first in the regionals twice and travelling to Vancouver and Montreal for nationals. Porter has also competed in the CCFCC Junior Chef Challenge and CCFCC National Challenge.

This fall Chef Porter will be representing Canada in the World Food Championships in Florida in the pasta category and will be returning to compete in Gold Medal Plates 2015 in the fall.

 

View the full menu →

 

CoctailHeader_sm_new_1.JPG

BAR PROGRAM


Whether it be a flight of Tequila or one of our Craft Cocktails, the Bar Program is created to push the traditional boundaries.

SCROLL DOWN

BAR PROGRAM


Whether it be a flight of Tequila or one of our Craft Cocktails, the Bar Program is created to push the traditional boundaries.

COCKTAIL MENU

The El Cortez cocktail menu is a collaboration between El Cortez & Ryan Sumner, with Damian Windsor and is a reflection of their mutual passions for agave spirits, cocktails and service.

Each cocktail is unique in it's flavour profile and was chosen to be included on the list with the same care given to the items on the food menu. Have fun with the list and try something different. You may find a new favourite!

El Cortez also carries a wide selection of beers, wines, and other spirits.

AGAVE SPIRITS MENU

El Cortez carries over 140 different tequilas and mezcals all of which are 100% agave and were selected for their unique and delicious qualities.

From Blanco through to Extra Anejo, the El Cortez Agave Spirits menu offers something for all palates and budgets. Try them on their own or as a flight for a tasting experience.

El Cortez is honoured to hold the Distinctive 'T' Certification from the Tequila Regulatory Council. Distinctive T honours resorts, hotels and restaurants dedicated to promoting the quality, culture and prestige of tequila.