Hecho con amor!

If you grew up in a Latino household, you may have once asked your mom or abuelita why their food was SO good. What did they put in it?

The answer may have been, "es porque lo hice con amor!"

"Because I made it with love."

 That's the secret ingredient in each Canasta street taco, tostada and burrito you sink your teeth into. It's made with love for our culture, and with a deep appreciation for our cuisine. 

Ivan Tellez


I grew up in the kitchen. My family owned restaurants and butcher shops. I spent more time in their restaurants and shops than I did outside riding my bike. I could barely see over the counters, but I knew then that food was my passion. Canasta is special to me for many reasons, but mainly because our special ingredient - just like our ancestors’ - is love.
— Ivan