A new Mexican pizzeria has arrived in Katy, and it is definitely something to talk about.
Carlos Ayala opened El Canton Pizzeria in February on S Mason Road, and business has been booming ever since. One could argue that it’s due to the authenticity of the pizza; Carlos brought his recipes from Guadalajara Mexico, where he worked in the pizza industry for six years. That first location is still running, but Carlos was inspired to start another location in Katy. The inspiration came from an unusual place.
“I took a long working holiday in New Zealand, Vancouver, and London working in the vineyards, restaurants, and construction sites. When I returned, I was ready for a new experience where I could bring all that I had learned into a new restaurant in Texas,” said Ayala.
And Ayala has. El Canton blends Mexican flavors with traditional Italian dishes. They cook and smoke their pizzas and other dishes in a wood-fired oven built in Mexico. It’s not surprising that pizza is their most popular item on the menu. Their most requested specialty pizza is the Meatlover with their special sauce, mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, chorizo, ground beef, bacon and – wait for it – jam!
El Canton’s popularity also comes from its everyday lunch specials starting at $4 and daily Happy Hours from 3-7 pm. Every Thursday patrons can enjoy music from a live DJ, and Saturdays feature live music from 7-10 pm., making for a great date night or evening with friends.
They offer a full bar, with wine, beer, and Michelados, along, of course, with their artisanal pizzas, pastas, salads, and appetizers.
Reservations are accepted but not necessary. For mouth-watering Italian-Mexican fusion, make El Canton your next restaurant stop.