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COMMUNAL DINNER: Taco Party | Erika Araujo  

June 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Depanneur + The Bentway Communal Dinners 2022
Family-style communal dining in a unique urban setting

THU Jun 16 • Strachan Gate at The Bentway • 6pm

Pre-order online until TUE June 14, 10pm

Ah, tacos… warm, savoury fillings topped with a variety of colourful garnishes, all wrapped up in fresh, tender corn tortillas. These little bundles of deliciousness have become the most iconic Mexican dish the world over, and for good reason. Join Chef Erika Araujo of Ixiim for this fun and interactive DIY taco party featuring a fabulous spread of 5 different fillings and toppings that showcase the delectable diversity of authentic Mexican flavours.

Totopos with guacamole & salsa
Kick off with this classic starter of totopos (crispy fried corn tortilla chips) served with tomatillo & avocado guacamole and piquant red arbol chile and tomato salsa.

DIY Taco Party!
A selection of 5 fillings served with warm corn tortillas for you to mix and match.

Chicken Pibil – tender chicken cooked in banana leaves in the style of the Yucatan; with orange, oregano and achitote (annatto) which lends its distinctive red colouring; served with pickled red onions

Pork Carnitas – the ever-popular shredded pork shoulder of Michoacán; slowly confit in its own juices with garlic, bay leaves and citrus.

Mole Verde – summer squash, zucchini, and cauliflower in a complex sauce of pumpkin seeds, tomatillos, poblano chiles, scallions, and green herbs.

Sweet potato and black beans with spiced with fragrant guajillo peppers

Roasted corn and zucchini a la Mexicana, with tomato, onion & garlic

The party isn’t complete without the classic accompaniments: refried beans, a fresh pico de gallo of tomato, jalapeño, onions, lime & cilantro.

Arroz con Leche Palettas
Sweet, creamy cinnamon-infused rice pudding is a Mexican favourite, but it is sometimes also served up as a refreshing frozen paletta (popsicle). Contains dairy


Meat, Vegetarian or 1/2+1/2
Taco Party Communal Dinner
$69 for 2  • $129 for 4  • for 6 $189


Erika Araujo is a trained nurse in Mexico who found her passion for Gastronomy once she emigrated to Canada. She completed the Culinary program at Humber College, and since then she has been tirelessly promoting Mexican culture and cuisine through her brand Ixiim. Recently she joined forces with Chocosol to showcase their artisanal Mexican corn products.

Pay It Forward

At check out, you will be given the opportunity to contribute towards our Pay It Forward program to create fresh meals for the The Fort York-Spadina Community Care Program. For every Pay It Forward meal purchased, The Depanneur and The Bentway will match funds to provide a second meal to double the impact of your generosity.

2022 Communal Dinner FAQs


June 16, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Depanneur


The Bentway
250 Fort York Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K9 Canada
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(416) 304-0222