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Ola Cocina

#73 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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62 Barrette St | Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8A5, Canada
+1 613-746-6222
11:30 am - 8:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 8:00 am
Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 am
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our group of 6+1 had to wait, I arrived about 10-15 minutes late for the only large table available, being a typically cold Ottawa night 3+1 waited in a corner watching the progress of a birthday party on the large table. But I'll be back again before the rush, some weekday It is busy !

Thank huocj
Marie B, Owner at Ola Cocina, responded to this review

Hi just wondering what location you are speaking about ? More 

Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We will definitely be coming back. The chef has meticulously thought of every combination of ingredient that will complement a particular taco. Her work is genius. Such a powerful taste experience. Everything was amazing. The salsas, the guacamole, the refried beans, the taco shells. Perfect texture. Definitely food that is produced from passion. Caution: very limited seating. Luckily we got... More 

Thank Grant L
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard from a friend how good it was and she was right. I had the chicken enchiladas and they were fabulous. The jalapeno crema was fresh and so tasty. My vegetarian daughter had the "bowl of love". There was nothing but love for this dish. Fresh ingredients including sweet mango, guacamole, pickled jalapenos and creme fraiche. The owner... More 

Thank Francine W
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently enjoyed a fantastic meal with 4 hungry teenagers. Everything was delicious! Nachos, tacos and churos, all yummy. Make it a point to stop in for a delicious meal. It will be worth the trip. Staff is very friendly and owner Donna goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome. I will be back for sure.

Thank lorithreekids
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time at Ola Cocina and still amazed. This little jem is hidden away 5 minutes from the Byward market on Barrette street. The atmosphere is very friendly but what makes this little restaurant even better is the food!! Everything is fresh and made in front of you. The different spices and textures explode in your mouth. This is now... More 

Thank Lizanne G
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised to discover this very nice little Mexican restaurant in Ottawa. The restaurant probably seats around 20 people. The terrasse probably doubles the capacity in the summer. We tried various tacos via the taco platter which comes with rice and beans and 3 tacos and really loved them! The rice and beans were also delicious. The... More 

Thank Mtlbrian
Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I had the enchiladas and my husband had 5 out of 16 different kinds of tacos! Everything was amazing! Best flan ever! Can't wait to go back and try more items on this amazing menu! Owner is hands on and very friendly. We had a blast and really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere in this tiny and amazing restaurant. I have... More 

1 Thank Ariane L
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

This small Mexican Restaurant tucked away just off Beechwood Ave has excellent original dishes made with fresh ingredients, prepared right in front of you. The staff were very friendly (felt like we were at a kitchen party) and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great variety of tacos and home made hot sauces available. We will be back!

1 Thank Margaret D
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A great section of burritos, and many other Mexican dishes. A lot of great sauces and churros for dessert! Small indoor eating space but during spring, summer , and fall, there outdoor eating area.

Thank Veronica S
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101 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We were a party of three on a quiet Friday evening. This a small place, actually quite cosy. Very good, casual service, delicious food. One of us chose the taco platter, and the rest went for a variety of tacos à la carte. Aim for 3 to 4 tacos per person. All were succulent. Quite authentic. We'll return.

2 Thank jmcyow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Mexican, Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
10:00 am - 9:00 am
10:00 am - 9:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Barrette St | Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-746-6222
Fresh,fun Mexican food

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