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“This restaurant just never disappoints”
Review of Navarra by Rene Rodriguez - CLOSED

Navarra by Rene Rodriguez
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We have been to Navarra twice in the past two months, both times with 'foodie' friends of ours. Each time the kitchen cranked out flavourful, unique completely scrumptious food. Each time the wine was terrific and each time our servers were attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Easily our favourite restaurant in Ottawa. Not to be missed!

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

if you like your food flavorful and artistic, this is the place. went last night for an unorthodox belated christmas dinner, and it definitely fit the bill. we ordered 4 cold plates between 2 of us - sea scallop ceviche, salt roasted beet salad, spanish serrano ham, and dungeness crab salad. my personal fave was the scallop dish - the pairing of the scallop, lime, lychees and jalapeno made for an amazing flavor combination. the same can be said for the beet salad and ham dishes - the most well crafted culmination of flavors that i have ever tasted - each dish seemed to have something acidic paired with something sweet and fruity - phenomenal. husband's favorite was the crab salad - the grapefruit, vanilla and sesame flavours were unreal. the place is very low key, service was great, and excellent mojitos! prices are steep, but definitely a must try. hope you like U2!

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Thank listophile
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

...my visit was a few months back. I am writing a review now because we continue to talk about it...I have been to most of the new & old restaurants in the city and Navarra is easily the best. I love the small plates/sharing style of eating. No dish was sub par. All were at least 8/10 on their own. Our only minor complaint was that our server wasn't great. Can't wait to go again!

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Thank CorysStories
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

On a recent chilly evening we decided to try what we had heard was a unique persective on Mexican/Latin American food.

A tiny, cosy space, with charming service. Food was inventively prepared, and some dishes (crab and avocado salad, lamb shank in mole sauce) were superbly done. The Caesar salad for 2 was wonderfully dressed, and spicy with habaneros - although the romaine was wilting a bit, indicating that it had been prepared and dressed hours before - not " prepared at your table", as advertised.

Compared to food we have had in Mexico - Puerto Vallarta in particular - it did not measure up, but was a very pleasant, if expensive place to visit here.

Only other quibble - we were reminded when we reserved, and when we began the meal - by 2 different servers - of their 2 hour limit - not surprising that they do this, given the few tables - but a bit off-putting to have the message relayed three times. No problem meeting the requirement since service was prompt, but it does take the edge off the hospitable welcome they present otherwise.

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Thank ottawatraveler_11
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Excellent little spot with character and charm! It was packed and friendly with great service. We let our waiter choose our small plates and he made excellent choices .... everything was divine! Expensive but worth it!

Thank princess416
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