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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

#56 of 2,268 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
Mexican
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307 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-562-2081
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican Fare!

It is a small place and was very busy on our visit but that actually added to the fun! Lots of excellent choices on the menu, something for every taste. Delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
one1worldtraveller
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It is a small place and was very busy on our visit but that actually added to the fun! Lots of excellent choices on the menu, something for every taste. Delicious!

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Gatineau, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Authentic mexican food without the high end prices you see at some of the more trendy mexican places popping up around the city. A must try for those interested in mexican food without wanting to take out a loan to enjoy it.

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Ottawa
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was very excited when I first discovered this restaurant about a year ago. The food variety is fabulous, the quality is great and the quantity is very generous. I strongly recommend this restaurant, although it is a bit small, so take-out is usually the best bet. The food is a slightly Canadianized version of Mexican, but still pretty authentic.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

From the staff to the decor to the food, this place oozes México. Awesome in every way. Highly recommended!

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Ottawa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this tiny cantina! The food is delicious and the ambiance is authentic! The salsa bar is a nice touch!!!!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I really like this restaurant. It's great Mexican food, cheap, with a great atmosphere. The food is well spiced, and I really like the choice of sauces they give you (my favourite is the Verde).

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

pretty amazing actually! However they dont serve tamale! But the food quality and quantity were great!

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Woodville, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Authentic and amazing! When we lived in Ottawa our friend introduced us to this place. Sadly we have moved away but when we visit this is our first stop. Absolutely delicious.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Fresh and excellent Mexican Food, Fast service you order at the cash and they bring it to your table, colored tables, colored walls, tortilla soup was very good also the "carne asada". Friendly staff, small place but very nice.

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Ottawa, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This place is real authentic Mexican. The food was fresh, delicious and filling. It wasn't my first time here and it won't be my last. As good as the food is, they really need to turn on the heat. We were freezing. Every time the front door opened the restaurant dropped a few degrees. So when you visit in winter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-562-2081

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?