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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

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307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
+1 613-562-2081
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is very cool and laid back. I've been 3 or so times with family, on dates, and for drinks with friends. Works for all. The food is unreal and the salsa bar is a real plus.

Thank Nicki R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good, fresh food. Conveniently located in Byward Market. Not a fancy spot, but the food is worth a visit.

Thank GMG7419
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is in the basement and has a friendly informal atmosphere. Young adult place to grab a decent dinner. Staff are friendly. Nice alternative to the British bars and fancy restaurants in the area.

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always get great service and food here. The variety of food is good, and there are vegan options! Be sure to visit the salsa bar where the large variety of sauces to add spice to your meal is impressive.

Thank RachelG4347
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

So excited to get back to Ahora when we were visiting Ottawa. It is a little hard to find, but if you love Mexican food you have to take the time to find it. The food is amazing and very authentic. Quesadilla con pollo was...More

Thank SuzukiWB
Reviewed 6 October 2017

If you are looking for AUTHENTIC Mexican and not that north American feel, you must try this place!!!!! Although right in the center of the ByWard Market, do not let the below ground local deceive you! Get down those stairs and find the best original...More

Thank YOLO_Audette
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I was with a group. One person had been at the Indian place across the street the other day and spotted this place. #4 Mexican place in Ottawa-worth a shot. Dude! How is this place not #1!??? The food was amazing. 10 of us, from...More

Thank Casseynotclassy
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Love the atmosphere and service is quick. I wish they included sour cream with the meals. Food is not spicy, feels light and healthy. They have a few sauces available to try and take as needed.

1  Thank Natalie l
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great Mexican place. The atmosphere is quit and relaxing and the food id good . Pros 1. great atmosphere 2. the best salsa bar in town 3. the staff are fast, efficient and very accommodating. 4. the service is fast after ordering. Cons 1. limited...More

Thank Maallatuq
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Ahora is literally a "hole in the wall" in Ottawa's Byward Market area. It's a rather small place, downstairs mostly without windows. You order from the posted menu at the counter and the staff brings the food to your table. It's a family-run affair and...More

Thank RAPLongueuil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-2081
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