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 traditional Latin food with a modern twist, tantalizing tequilas and delicious cocktails. Our thoughtfully curated menu encompasses everything from tapas, to entrees, to gourmet street food & 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).
Our main floor is open 7 nights 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! Also open for lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays at 11:00am with brunch available on the weekends!
The Tequila Cellar is open Friday and Saturday nights for late night fun with DJs keeping the energy going till the end. We also host El Comedy featuring local and touring stand up comedians on Wednesday evenings January - July and September - November. The Tequila Cellar is the perfect space to host parties up to 80; click here for more information.
El Cortez was born out of the vision of artists and as such remains very invested in supporting and promoting 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 our walls, or just outside of them. Photo or film shoots, record release parties, art shows, fundraisers, secret live music shows and more, El Cortez is open to being involved in a variety of creative ventures. Reach out to us!