Love for food
The journey of success is never an easy or straightforward route”
In 2013 after noticing a gap in the Ottawa market for Mexican ‘desserts’ we decided to venture out on the route that many new Canadians dream and hope for.
To test the market he purchased a custom designed “Churro cart” and applied for and was awarded a street permit through the City. Success was immediate – and you can now find the “Mr. Churritos” churro cart at all of our major festivals.
We wanted to convey a mortar Mexican styled dessert bar that would offer not only the tastes of Mexico and Latin America, but also illustrate the National holiday known throughout Mexico and the Latin world known as, “The Day of The Dead”, or “Dia de los Muertos”.
La Catrina showcases the culture, the sweet delicacies, the language and “Catrina” the Dame of Death of Mexico. October 31 st is a day of celebration in Mexico- but it is today, May 18 th that we celebrate the official Opening of La Catrina Churros + Dessert Bar and the success of its owners Ulises Ortega and Diana Martinez-Ortega.