A Mexican small plates restaurant and cocktail bar.
- Fri - Sat: 5 PM - 1 AM
- Tues - Thur: 5 PM - 11 PM
- Holidays may affect these hours
October 20th, 2023
A Feast For Your Senses
A feast for your senses at the new Mexican small plates restaurant and cocktail bar. A Native of Cordoba, Veracruz Mexico, Chef Elia Herrera is a third-generation Mexican chef bringing the flavours of her home country to Calgary. She has dedicated herself to finding creative ways of translating these bright flavours into unique and exciting small plates. Chef Elia Herrera’s style is deep with family roots and traditions where the ingredients are at the heart of her cooking.
The striking dining room models a Colonial-Mexican style. Highlights of the space are the grand turquoise-lit arches running perpendicular to the depth of the room. The bar takes the stage as it embodies the importance of community and celebration, and the restaurant showcases both open and semi-private spaces that capture the energy and vibe with a smart and functional layout. Playing in the background is our own Latin music favorite hits, the restaurant and soon to be patio overlooking 17th Ave. Find the restaurant located just steps off of energetic 17th Avenue.
The menu consists of shareable dishes separated into hot and cold items, with many adapted from Chef Herrera’s family recipes, like the coconut ceviche. And explore the inventive cocktail menu, crafted with Mexican inspiration. She is a third-generation Mexican chef with classical training as a pastry chef working her way through Spain, France, Italy, and Belgium at some of the world’s top restaurants. You may also recognize Chef Elia Herrera as she was a contestant on Top Chef Canada and Top Chef Mexico.
Milpa has a late-night menu featuring handmade tacos on Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. until close.
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