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In both 2022 and 2023, we received the prestigious Bib Gourmand accolade from the Michelin Guide, making us the first fully plant-based restaurant in Canada to achieve such a distinction.

At La Bartola, we inspire a passion for authentic Mexican flavours. We take pride in creating an authentic dining experience from scratch. Our corn-based dishes like handmade tortillas, meticulously crafted from non-GMO heirloom corn, carry the legacy of ancient recipes passed down through generations.

Transport yourself on a culinary journey where every dish is a masterpiece steeped in tradition and crafted with care.

Every meal we serve is a tribute to the artistry and time-honoured techniques of Mexican cuisine.


Our commitment to using high-quality, traditional ingredients brings flavours to life in unparalleled ways. Each dish tells a story of dedication, honouring the cultural heritage while embracing a plant-based philosophy. 

Join us on a flavorful journey where each bite is a celebration of artisanal craftsmanship, culinary excellence, and the rich legacy of Mexican gastronomy. 

Our History 

Chef Ivan Castro created la Bartola to promote the wonders of Mexican Cuisine from a plant-based perspective.  He found his passion for cooking at an early age in his hometown of Mexico City. There, Ivan was inspired by his mother and grandmother, both whom joyfully shared with him the art of homemade Mexican cooking.


La Bartola pays homage to and is inspired by all the fantastic Mexican women cooks who have and continue to create a revolution in the kitchen. Each dish holds a distinct story and was born from a creative process, influenced by both Oaxaca and Mexico City.

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