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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

#66 of 2,250 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overall nice

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Avinaba D
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Loved the tortilla soup ... a must try for everyone. We each had the Quesadila Vegetariana - crispy flour tortilla filled with cheese and guacamole. The beans were the best I have ever had and the salad was fresh and tasty. The food is very fresh and flavourful. You order at the cash and they bring it to your table.... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been here many times and I like the bright bustling basement atmosphere and friendly fast service, but at the end of the day - what am I really getting? A mediocre burrito at best… Mucho Burrito actually has a better burrito with more toppings and much more flavour for less money. The burrito Grande here costs about $14... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is exaxctly what all little restaurats should be. Good food and great service. It is always busy and the food is always fresh. I love little places like this. Excellent!

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Bonavista, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was our first visit to Ahora's and we were not disappointed! Two of us had the Ahora burrito platter with beans and rice - so gooooooood! Hot sauce and salsa were great on it too. The burrito grande was a hit with my son too.

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are looking for honest and tasty mexican food, this is a great place for you. Good food with affordable prices, in a relaxed environment. Service is almost nonexistant as you place your order at the counter and food is brought to you soon after at your table. However, the staff tries hard to be nice (with relative success).

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Quebec
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We love this restaurant, we have enjoyed their food often in the last 5 years. The food is fresh and authentic and the service simple and friendly. It is a nice place to have a good healthy and tasty meal. It is not a place where you spend a lot of time, the service is fast and yummy!! Highly recommended!!

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?