|Welcome to Cantina Tequila - Edward Street. Sit back, relax and enjoy the rich and exotic flavours at Cantina Tequila. Go on - indulge in some delicious Mexican cuisine that's now appreciated all over the world.
Mexico is a land of extreme cultural diversity. It has a fascinating history involving a cocktail of Indian, Spanish, French, Moorish and even Chinese inhabitants. It is this cultural diversity that played such an important role in shaping the Mexican lifestyle of today.
Mexico, like South Africa, is a deeply religious country. Every town, including the smallest village, is dominated by it's church.
With such a diverse ancestry, Mexican's have had a talent for art and a love for bright colours since pre-Hispanic times. Reflected through the murals and galleries of contemporary and historic art, their creativity is also expressed through vibrant folk-art tradition. Mexico's frequent fiesta's are full-blooded, highly colourful affairs which often go on for several days and add a great deal of spice to life.
The Mexican's great flair for art is also evident in their food which is anchored around three national staples: tortillas, fried beans and chilli peppers.
Tequila, of course, is Mexico's favourite drink. It has a unique texture that harmonizes tradition and myth - owing its essence to a deep root blended through time. It is named after the small town of Tequila - derived from the Tequila Indians who first lived there over 200 years ago. Tequila can be enjoyed straight from the bottle, out of a paper cup, or from a shot glass. Traditionally it is served in a tall, slender shot glass called a "caballito."