My husband and I try to stop here every visit to Ottawa. It's hard to find good Mexican food and this is one of our favs. We always look forward to our next visit.
Very authentic Mexican food and plenty of it....meals are quite large and everything is homemade and delicious, served efficiently and with friendly staff. Decor is also warm and colourfully authentic. Located in a cozy cellar, with reasonable prices. A truly wonderful experience!
Visited for lunch during the week, had a craving for Mexican I was not dissappointed. Took a minute to understand how to order, first you go to the counter and then they bring your food to your seat once it is ready. The guacamole was great! The food delicious. I had the ENCHILADA MIXTA, so good! Try their sauces and... More
Every dish is better than the last. Having been to Mexico, Texas, and many other plays touting authentic Mexican cuisine, this is truly the best Mexican food I have ever had. Wonderful servers, fair prices, and excellent vegetarian options.
Me boyfriend and I wanted a nice Mexican dinner. Thanks to Tripadvisor we payed attention and found the entrance (watch out, its a small door and you have to go into the cellar). It was a bit confusing because apparently you have to wait to be seated, but there was no sigh. The waitresses where all a bit nervous, but... More
First time visit. Very friendly staff, helpful and quick. We had a group of four and tried a few of the dishes. We were all very impressed with the meals. Great taste and lots of food. Had to watch a bit to understand the "system". Seating is tight, and the decor is very colorful. You need to order at the... More
Just got back from this place. It is hard to find, we walked right past it the first time around, but man, oh man, is it worth tracking down. The best black beans i've ever had. The chicken tasted like it was charcoal grilled; amazing. The chips, the salsa bar, just incredible. Maybe it is because I'm from Vancouver and... More
I was so impressed with Ahora. The food is extremely flavourful and fresh. You can tell the owners are Mexican :) i especially love the salsa bar they have which allows you to serve yourself to a number of delicious homemade salsas (watch out for the spicy ones!!) The tray want is definitely not the poshest place in town, but... More
My first time there. We were lucky to arrive early before the lineup began on the stairs leading down to the restaurant. The food was really good, and the service was friendly & unobtrusive, except we lingered a long time at our table talking, and eventually someone asked if we wanted to order another drink or food. There was a... More
Small restaurant with friendly staff and very relaxed atmosphere. We have never had a bad meal here although the food is not haute cuisine - tasty, good sized portions and lots of options. The meals are flavourful (love the enchiladas) and the condiments offer a variety of heat. We go every time we are in Ottawa.
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