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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

Byward Market Area
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307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
613-562-2081
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love the ahora bean dip! served in a little clay bowl with a fire under it to keep it hot, as if it lasts long enough to get cold. the dishes are good and they have a selection of home made salsas and herbs at the bar to pick out. everything is gooey cheesy yummy and ever so bad... More 

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Thank Brandon P
Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally an excellent Mexican Restaurant! We visited this place one evening having a craving for Mexican Food. Earlier we tried one on Elgin St. in Ottawa and were so disappointed in what they call Mexican food. Ahora is located downstairs and is a small, packed place filled with Latin American decor and it is clear by the clientele that this... More 

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Thank Mark Y
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is very tiny - but the atmosphere and food are great! The Mexican is authentic and the prices can't be beat. Great portions! There was a bit of a wait since it was so small, but the wait was worth it. The margaritas were delicious, I would definitely recommend them. This restaurant is in a great location, and... More 

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Thank Natasha T
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this place several times. The food is good for the price, the service is fast, and I like how colorful this restaurant is. It would be nicer if it wasn't in a basement though...

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Thank laFrapp
Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An underground Mexican restaurant with pretty chill vibes and a great atmosphere. Food was Great and quick service. Definitely worth the experience.

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Thank Moe_Abadla
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance was great and the food was good. It doesn't cost you a lot for the type of food you'll eat. It's not a 5* restaurant but I recommend you to try it. Worth your money

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Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The restaurant is underground, it is always very busy, it is not fancy but i usually like these types of restaurants. The service is very good and the atmosphere is lovely. But if you don't like crowded places you will not enjoy it.

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Thank Karim A
Port Dover, Ontario
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

A nice fellow at the National Gallery gift shop suggested this place, and Mexican sounded tasty so we headed over for lunch. It is located in a basement but there are big windows looking up to the street so not too dark. Fun paint job, funky decor, it's very home decorated feeling but that's a good thing. We sat at... More 

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Thank fillorino
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Caught in the rain at the Byward Market and we wanted something relatively fast so we could go to do and scape room after a day of museums and sightseeing, so based on so many positive reviews we chose Ahora. My teen summed it up perfectly - what a dump. Small, tables crowded so near each other you have to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

On a recent visit to Ottawa with my daughter to visit her sister and the grandchildren, we decided to have dinner at the Ahora for Mexican food. The younger kids enjoyed the experience. The adults thought it average and overpriced for what we got. Perhaps, we are spoiled and have come to expect better ... currently living in Spain.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-562-2081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?