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Since moving to Muskoka, Ontario from the east coast of Canada, we had to discover where to shop, eat and how to live a plant based lifestyle in this gorgeous location. It was fun to discover a new place, but at times challenging to find just where to shop and what to buy everyday that matched our values.
We wanted to create a community resource where others could find guidance, real honest reviews, education, recipes and info on how to live a kinder, healthier life. 

We hope that through creating these tools for you and sharing our story you will feel INSPIRED to make more conscious choices everyday, improving your own life and creating a better world for the animals we share it with. 

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EL PUEBLITO - Fresh Mexican Cuisine { BRACEBRIDGE, ON }


In the mood for an amazing fresh Mexican meal to leave you so full you can't even fit in dessert? This is your place. We are lucky to have such great food and service here locally. 

This adorable restaurant has vegan options in almost every category which of course excited us to no end. Owners Mike and Marlenne created an authentic Mexican experience with the freshest food right in Bracebridge with a bright, warm atmosphere. They are also super fun and the cutest couple too! Their love for their guests and each other is very endearing. 



We absolutely LOVE dining here. One month last year I swear we were addicted and had to go every week. We have literally tried

everything vegan on the menu.  




Extra Hot Please.

We LOVE things spicy, so if you do too, be sure to order the extra habanero hot sauce on the side. And if that's not enough, you can even take a bottle home with you to put on everything you cook! Not that we do that... well, maybe we do. It's just that good!

Their fresh homemade guacamole and chips as a starter is so delicious and a must order. With many vegan options and Chef Mike has plans for more - you need to make yourself a regular too! They also offer Salsa dancing nights too, so be sure to try that out and get your dance on! Oh and... don't forget to order a Black Currant Margarita with that! 




With Mike & Marlenne

Q: Why did you start this type of restaurant?

A: To bring joy to people through food.


Q: What brought you to Muskoka?

A: Mike says he had the opportunity to stay in New Zealand, but he wanted to grow roots in Muskoka because of the beauty here and Mike brought Marlenne to Muskoka. 


Q: What do you love most about your business?

A: Mike loves working with Marlenne. Marlenne loves watching, listening to people being happy when they eat the food they created for them. She also loves working with her hubby :) (You guys are too cute!)


Q: Why did you choose to add vegan options and what is your favorite vegan menu item?

A: It's an important thing to offer - there are other options for protein! Vegan tacos are our fave!


Q: What do you love most about Muskoka?

A: The nature, the lakes, the fresh air and the seasons.


Q: If you had to bring one thing to a deserted island what would that be?

A: Mike: My wife, and a cruiseship fuelled staff! Marlenne: She would bring Mike :)


Q: What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

A: Spend time with our kids, family and poker with friends.


Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be?

A: A superpower that can clean the pollution that is killing nature. 


Q: Who inspires you most in the world?

A: Each other and our kids.


Q: If you could change one thing about the world what would that be?

A: More respect for nature.


Our favourite menu items are:

Veg Guacamole & house chips, Vegan Tacos, & Vegan Empanadas! Oh and the Burrito is great too! I guess we LOVE it all


 SOPAS Y ENSALADAS (Soups and salads) 

Ensalada Maria Vegano 

Romaine lettuce, toasted quinoa, tortilla crisps, toasted pecans, cucumber, chia seeds, tomato, jicama, 

sliced radishes, Tajin lime vinaigrette 



 ANTOJITOS (appetizers) 

Guacamole con Totopos Vegano 

Avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime, serrano chili. House chips 



Vegetariano Vegano

Refried black beans, slow cooked onion & jalapeño, garlic & cilantro fried tomato, toasted sesame 



Los Vegetales Vegano 

Turtle beans, quinoa, Mexican rice, slow cooked onion & jalapeño, cilantro, pico de gallo, tortilla crisps 




Refried black beans, bell peppers, zucchini and red onions, topped with shredded lettuce, pickled red onion, salsa verde, cilantro, pico de gallo & avocado 


As well as a few other sides to choose from!





Get your Mexican Fix:


El Pueblito

 155 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 2B7



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