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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

#109 of 2,197 Restaurants in Ottawa
#122 of 2,347 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
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 107
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    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Gem

Been here many times. Great local gem. Very authentic mexican cuisine. Something for everyone here. Pay before you eat, salsa bar, lots on the menu and good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Dani P
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I love this restaurant. I've been numerous, numerous times over the years and I love it more each time I go. It's so darn cheery! The walls are so colourful and the artwork unique and fun. Located in the basement it's lovely and cool and a perfect spot to meet a friend for lunch in the summer time and equally... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Been here many times. Great local gem. Very authentic mexican cuisine. Something for everyone here. Pay before you eat, salsa bar, lots on the menu and good value.

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Barrie
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went here for a nice Mexican dinner and were sorely disappointed. The service and structure of the restaurant left little to be desired. The food was terrible! The chicken quesadilla had no cheese and the chicken was burnt. The tacos had no beans in them even though it states on the menu. Waste of money as we couldn't eat... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If a friend had not suggested this place, I may never have known about it. With a colorful door, you quickly feel you are going into a place that is a little different. Located in a basement, there is not alot of room but definitely alot of character (reminds me of a cantina). The service was quick and friendly. They... More 

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Castaic, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you want to go to a nice sit down place with good food then DO NOT come here. You order your food at register, self service water cups. The workers make no effort whatsoever to make us feel comfortable. Never coming back!

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Sydney, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Small and crowded the food here is consistently good. I always enjoy coming here, although you have to be prepared for a busy bustling atmosphere -- the food more than makes up for it though!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was surprised to see that the restaurant was in a basement with no windows and was very small. Their payment and ordering system was a little confusing. The staff was very nice but they could certainly use a better location.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice staff, good food, and good extras buffet bar. Fun, not too noisy, and good for families. A nice way to try different Mexican dishes with friends.

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were in the mood for real, everyday Mexican food in a casual family-run place and this was great. It's a tiny place, so very cozy and intimate. Service was fast and friendly. Food was a little salty for me, but I am used to a low-salt diet, so would probably be okay for most people. Note that to place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is our go to place, fast, friendly and tasty. Not fancy, great for a casual meal if you're hungry! love it, bring your appetite. We rarely have alcohol there, so can't comment on their drinks

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Additional Information about Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

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

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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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