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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this place thru Trip Advisor reviews and I had my expectations set too high. The food and drinks and ambiance was good. We ordered the vegetarian burrito with a choice of salad or rice. It was ok. The place has a small dining area so make sure you get there early before the lunch or dinner rush.

Thank Sheila T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, goodfood and cheap. They have authentics margaritas with tequila, the design of the restaurant is fabulous!..I felt like I was in Mexico.

Thank Richie G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional, comfortable, delicious, we'll priced. The menu has lots of variety. The food is full of flavor. I love this place. Highly recommend!

Thank TraveLiss8
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had great expectations for this restaurant, we got there and the restaurant looked like a fake mexican restaurant that you see in a movie. It was very cramped up and it wasn't clear how you had to order and where. So we eventually figured it out, and ordered, I got a fajitas and my friend enchiladas, I also got... More 

Thank Emilie R
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ahora is a casual restaurant perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. During my visit I tried the Tres Tacos served with rice and beans. The meal was very tasty! Of special note was the gringa salsa which may be on the spicy side for some -was perfect for me. If coming for lunch try to arrive 10-15 minutes prior... More 

Thank Deep C
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tiny place that we had heard much about .Nachos were fine, the chicken burrito and definitely burnt pieces of chicken in it and the margaritas are from a slushy machine. . Will not return

Thank Janet H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Just great. Food, service, all good. Not easily accessible by wheelchair or with stroller. You need to try it.

Thank zdrombi_bu
Ithaca, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We went as a party of two, ordered drinks, an appetizer, two burritos, and an order of churros. I'm SO unhappy we wasted $60 here. 1. The nachos were okay. Nothing special, and cold and soggy in the middle because they glop the sour cream and guac on top instead of giving you a bowl. 2. Worst burrito I've had.... More 

Thank merpy
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Ottawa. It's good and cheap. It feels like a real mexican cantina. They have a salsa bar and the ambiance is relaxed. They have amazing sangria. What else can you ask for?

Thank Isabelle1982
Moncton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

There is often a line up which speaks volumes. Lots to chose from. You order at the cash and they bring you the food. Friendly staff. Food was really tasty. There is a salsa bar so you can add heat to your food as needed. portions were generous.

Thank roadrunner0820

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?