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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

307 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-562-2081
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Ranked #66 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
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English first
Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Delicious, authentic, simple mexican food. Atmosphere is buzzing, cute and colourful basement restaurant. Help-yourself condiments and ordering, and really friendly service, pretty quick - our drinks were at the table before we had rung up. Sangria was really good. Had tacos, fresh ingredients, perfect amount, but maybe could have had a little more cheese and avocado. A little pricey, but... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

They best kind of home style cooking. They are a bit unorganized at times, but very nice and the food is really favourable to the tongue.

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Quebec, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Was recommended this place about a year ago. At first the downstairs location was a turn off, as I prefer the open air dining of the byward market. The place is very colorful though and helps remove the basement-feel. However, once I tasted the food I was hooked! You order at the counter but they bring you the food at... More

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Caledon, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good sign, it's always busy. It's not pretty, it's downstairs, but it's price right, and it's damn good food. Our kid liked it, we liked it. Quesadillas, burritos, great! And seriously we ate, all 4 of us for under 40 bucks. I was shocked. Go here.

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food is so so, dry. Service was good. We ordered a pitcher of mango margarita. We didn't taste any alcohol. I checked with the waiter who insisted she put in 4 shots of tekila. Biggest rip off for $30 mango drink Will never go back.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The salsa was the flavour bomb for everything...without it, the food was good but not great. We tried the loaded nachos with chicken, chicken quesadillas and steak burrito. No guacomole was tried because lf a food allergy.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The food was good, not great, but good. Relatively inexpensive so if you wanted a quick lunch it is a good place to go. The meat in my steak taco was overdone. My colleagues liked the burritos they ordered. There is no table service, you have to order and pay, and then they bring the food out to you. The... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This little tiny place is GREAT! Food is very authentic and prepared fresh. Kids love it here as well. Great value for money. Can get very busy and it is only tiny. Atmosphere is lovely. Service is great. Staff are very helpful. Best Mexican .

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place. I've been there a few times and it's never been a disappointment. I'll gladly go back any chance I can. If you're in the by-ward market you have to try this little gem.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The place is quite difficult to find as only it's entrance is visible from the street. You walk down some steps to where the diner is. We ordered 2 meals which were both around 13 dollars each, cheaper alternatives were on the menu though. The meals were large and tasted delicious. It was the best meal we had had in... More

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