Newly opened in the heart of London's Park Lane neighbourhood, Ella Canta is a Mexican eatery offering a menu of authentic and artful fare. Bringing the flavors of South America to the UK, the eatery is lead by executive chef Martha Ortiz who is a seasoned restaurateur and also a judge on hit series Top Chef Mexico.
The restaurant's best-selling dishes include a grasshopper-garnished guacamole dip along with a fresh take on homestyle churros that are topped with authentic Mexican chocolate, imported from Chiapas. While the use of insect ingredients is nothing new among Latin American chefs, Martha Ortiz sets her restaurant apart by offering her unique protein alternative in gold.
With gold grasshoppers as its main attraction, Ella Canta appeals to tourists seeking authentic Mexican fare along with locals looking to fully experience another culture's handcrafted cuisine.
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