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Los tacos de Mauro Ottawa Ontario
Cuisines: Mexican
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1 review
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Had the tacos carnitas, and loved them. Like my experiences in Mexico, the tacos were served simply- meat on fresh tortillas- with salsas and a few toppings on the side. There could be a couple of extra topping options, but still really great.

Thank Geoff_Gillard
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Tacos de Carnitas”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

Good taco lunch, great value. 3 tacos de carnitas and potato soup for about 11$. We were the only customers there for most of our lunch, probably because the restaurant is hidden, and converts into a nightclub in the evening.

The tacos and toppings were just right, the guacamole delicious.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank jpdaigle
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Lansdowne, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great dinner”
Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Not well marked on the street an devoid of any atmosphere but terrific food and lovely service. Reasonable prices a bonus. Cream of carrot soup was neither too sweet or too salty...just right. Chicken soup was flavourful but was a bit tepid. Lamb taco were a real treat and the deep fried chicken taco dinner special was very good. We shared the tres leches dessert and it was lovely. The three course dinner special was a good bargain. The waiter from Mexico was helpful and very charming. We'll be back for more.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank John G
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No frills decor but fantastic food!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Having dined at authentic and Americanized Mexican restaurants, I can say this one hits the mark for being authentic. The salsas are all fresh and unlike any salsas I've had anywhere else. The guacamole is awesome! The young Mexican server is a sweet young lady, just 2 years in canada and she makes you feel welcome here.
The decor is nothing fancy, but the quality of the food is A-1. Everything is fresh.
If you're looking for a "mild" Mexican dining experience, you may not enjoy this place. But if you want to dive into the heart of Mexican cuisine uncensored, this is it.
They certainly accept credit cards.

1 Thank Dannyboy96
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Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Authentic, but hidden”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I lived in Guadalajara (western Mexico) for 3 years, and fell in love with the tacos there. Some friends I met in Mexico told me this place was really good, so stopped in for a snack. The chicharron (pork rind) tacos were almost exactly like I had eaten in Mexico. If anything, they were even more stuffed with pork rind than the tacos in Mexico. To note: chicharron in their tacos is not crispy, it is a softer texture, just like you get in Mexico. The server was sweet. I would go back to try out the carnitas as I really miss them. Location is a little odd - almost beside the Dunn's in the market, on the second floor, it seems they converted some sort of disco to a restaurant. But... if you have ever had tacos in Mexico and wished your could find them in Ottawa, this is a little hidden gem.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank EatnDrinknRoamn
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