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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

#75 of 2,286 Restaurants 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A LITTLE GEM

If you are looking for a bright spacious Mexican restaurant, then Agora is not for you. But if you are looking for very tasty and well prepared food served a unique environment then you've found the right place. Agora is located in a small basement space not far from the Byward Market. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
allanhovi
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Kearney, Ontario
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Kearney, Ontario
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152 reviews 152 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a bright spacious Mexican restaurant, then Agora is not for you. But if you are looking for very tasty and well prepared food served a unique environment then you've found the right place. Agora is located in a small basement space not far from the Byward Market. It was very busy and crowded but well... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was our first visit to Ahora Restaurant and were not disappointed. The restaurant is small with perhaps 20 tables in a basement room, with a somewhat exaggerated Mexican decor. You must order at a counter and the food and drink is brought to your table by a server. The entire staff of the restaurant appear to speak Spanish and... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Please note I haven't been in a long time. I used to go to Ahora with my friends a few years ago. We lived in Orleans but we'd make the bus trip downtown because we liked this place so much. Delicious and filling, and just a great casual place to hang out with friends. I miss this place and I... More 

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Longueuil,Qc
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28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Small and not many tables,but don't be stop by that. Try it, excellent mexican food at very affordable price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Tried the tortilla soup and a salad. Very tasty. Lots of vegetarian options. Small location but worth trying.

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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