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Ola Cocina

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
62 Barrette St | Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8A5, Canada
+1 613-746-6222
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“taco platter” (15 reviews)
“churros” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
62 Barrette St | Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8A5, Canada
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

go see donna and say hi-shes tall and has red hair-she will treat you like you are the only customer in the place----great patio-----everything homemade

Thank varaderomom
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Exactly what I said in the title unfortunately. The food was so spicy that I had to hunt for water as our server had disappeared. It was very expensive for the small amount we received and we were sitting out on dirty tables nearly on...More

Thank Sunshine676577
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Hidden behind a supermarket in Vanier, Ola Cocina offers very good Mexican food, within a very informal setting , with seating mainly outside. Too bad they are not licenced. A beer would have been good.

Thank MichaelOttawa_Canada
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Nestled in a quiet corner in Ottawa East, is just one of the best Mexican eatery you should stop and dine at. For the first time I had the pleasure eating breakfast at this cozy Mexican small restaurant. The food is absolutely amazing! The service...More

Thank chantaladam
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

I meet up with friends regularly to play catch up with each other's busy lives and enjoy fabulous Mexican eats at this favourite place. Donna, the proprietor is usually bustling about making sure tables are cleaned for the next guests, and everything is moving along....More

Thank Evan C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Ok so it’s small, and the main sitting is outside pretty well on the sidewalk .... however if you love or even just like Mexican food stop by. My husband and I have been twice in the past three weeks. Each time I’ve gone home...More

Thank oceanlover62
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I heard so many good things about this place and was excited to try it for myself. My expectations were let down. Be prepared for a wait. I am not one who prefers rushing through meals. However, was becoming frustrated and annoyed with waiting an...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We had seen comments on FB about Ottawa bylaw services hasseling this little restaurant, and the many positive comments from customers and neighbours about the cheery atmosphere and good food. Ours was a support visit. It was quite frankly the best tacos we have eaten,...More

Thank JohnBowser
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Hate to be the "overhyped and overpriced" reviewer, but yeah, Ola Cocina is overhyped and overpriced. It has a lock on the hole in the wall feel, which, these days, often seems reason for restaurants to charge more instead of less. I had three small...More

Thank Earlybird6
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Very good service from good looking and smiling young men - the tacos are always excellent and the terrace and inside are relaxed and bohemian - take the taco plate fullfiling - thanks for staying in Vanier !!

Thank shaman01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Barrette St | Barrette, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 8A5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-746-6222
  • E-mail
Hidden gem in the heart of beechwood village. Casual fun cosy atmostphere.
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