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Corazon De Maiz Mexican Food

55 Byward Market, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #21 of 2,155 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Belleville, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I drove up to Ottawa for some sight-seeing and were in the mood for some Mexican. A quick TripAdvisor search and we decided to try Corazon de Maiz. So happy we did! The restaurant is tiny, with limited seating, but take out is always available and on a warm sunny day why not eat outside? The weather... More

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Good quesadilla and great burritos and fantastic array of hot sauces. The chipotle green chili one is particularly good

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I heard about this place from friends so decided to try it for myself and was happy to do so. Its a nice little spot in the market that will satisfy your craving for good Mexican food. I had the tacos (all 3 meats) and a burrito. It was AMAZING!!! one of the best i have had in Ottawa as... More

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Pickering, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

tiny little place -only open until 6pm in the Byward market. Food was Phenomenal (try the soup!!) Corn tortillas... nothing but good things to say about this place and its' owners. Friendly and warm and it seems they have many regulars as they knew many guests by name.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I come here often when in town, and the food never disappoints. The tostadas are my personal favourite. Best Mexican food in the downtown market area. Very friendly staff.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Good burritos served with a smile. The nachos have a very generous portion of toppings. We stopped on on our drive from Mont Tremblant to Toronto. Perfect pit stop. Good food, I would go again. But I can't agree with an earlier reviewer that it's even better than Chipotle. The rice, beans, nor salsa are outstanding, but very very good.... More

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Chelsea, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I frequent this place because it is always fresh and authentic and the service is outstanding. My personal favorite are the tacos served on tortillas de mais (corn). The home made sauces are excellent.

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Hull, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I've been coming here for about a year now. Before I found out about this place I was never satisfied with any Mexican food I tried and then I found corazon de maiz. Amazing home made food. Great service. The owners are so sweet and funny. Just perfect!!

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gatineau
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I had a hard time to find a parking spot and when we finally got to the restaurant there was a line-up to order and no tables to sit down. We both had the chicken burrito and we both found it tasteless. Will not be going back there.

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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited Corazón de Maíz for lunch on a weekend. We tried each taco filling (pork, beef and chicken) and they were good, except for the chicken (a bit dry and tasteless). I believe the owners are from Mexico City and their style is different from other cities and states in Mexico. Usually there are other kinds of fillings for... More

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