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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

#128 of 2,226 Restaurants in Ottawa
#145 of 2,376 Places to Eat in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
Byward Market Area
Mexican
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307 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
613-562-2081
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 115
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  • 117
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 15
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  • 7
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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
Best in town

Every time I've got the blues of my years in Mexico I go to Ahora. I've tried every item in the menu. Authentic flawless flavours and aromas from Mexico that always bring back memories. The ambiance is excellent and the staff is very nice, always willing to recommend you the best. I wish they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
GustavoAlfredo
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Ottawa, ON
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  • Dining on a budget
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A favourite spot of ours in the ByWard Market area, to enjoy the warm Mexican atmosphere and delicious food...burritos with all the trimmings with lime-laced beers or tasty glasses of Sangria. They have an extensive menu, all made fresh and served cheerfully. It is a very bustling & popular place. We let the colourful surroundings transport us south while we're... More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food is very good and service is fine.servings are big and drinks are amazing...won't go wrong if don't know what to choose around the area..being twice both times very pleased..

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Ottawa, ON
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Every time I've got the blues of my years in Mexico I go to Ahora. I've tried every item in the menu. Authentic flawless flavours and aromas from Mexico that always bring back memories. The ambiance is excellent and the staff is very nice, always willing to recommend you the best. I wish they served tacos al pastor... I'd be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It was such a delicious dinner at this little cozy restaurant. Although I am not a huge fan of Mexican food, I have to say it was very satisfying. Cashiers are welcoming and friendly. Michelada gives a little aftertaste kick which is very unique creation and it was a great combination with my entrée. Ahora is a gem in the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

When I want to go with my husband or friends for a quick healthy meal, I can always count on Ahora. The food is always fresh, the service always good, the place is always bright and clean and the food tastes great! I love the sangria! Ahora has been in Ottawa for a few years now and I can see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The food is incredibly authentic and delicious. They have a sauce bar that's fabulous. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for home cooked Mexican food

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great little Mexican restaurant . Not fancy but great food. Great prices. Small and busy . Would defiantly go again.

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Ottawa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

This authentic place is one of my favorite for low key, good food at a good price. Love the steak enchiladas. Service is friendly and quick.

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Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This could have been a nice experience... But it was not. This is a low budget restaurant. The quality and quantity is not there. Watch out when ordering, the waitress will offer to add guacamole and sour cream, without advising that there is an extra charge for these... Looks and feels like a tourist trap... And the salsa was... not... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've been here several times before, all good experiences. Went by today for a late lunch and was immediately greeted by a friendly waitress :) The food was delicious and was served quick! Ordered the Quesadilla de pollo and the Plato Ahora. Everything tasted authentic and fresh. The steak and black beans where my favorites, and I should also mention... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?