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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (28 reviews)
“tacos” (19 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It certainly is colourful but I expected a more authentic Mexican experience. This is the only Mexican restaurant I have been to anywhere, including Mexico that did not bring complementary tortilla chips and salsa to the table. A good place would have homemade chips and...More

Thank trifele
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food in a truly Mexican atmosphere. Very busy but they moved quickly and we were delighted. Salsa bar lets you choose your own sauces and condiments. Reasonably priced and great central location near Byward Market. Decor is earthy - felt great to be surrounded...More

Thank Myra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this little Mexican restaurant! Easy to miss, in the basement of a building on Dalhousie street with a small sign outdoor. I always order the Burrito Grande with chips and rice. Really good portions for less than 15$. They offer a salsa bar...More

Thank Saramelie7
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I haven't found a better tasting plate of nachos anywhere else. If you venture past just that as your meal then anything else you choose will be awesome. This restaurant allows you to sit and review the menu but then you order and pay at...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This small basement restaurant has become extremely popular. Service is very good. The nachos are fabulous. The remaining dishes were all flavourful and plentiful.

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 25 May 2017

When my 19 year old son took me to this place my first thought was, "How drunk was he when he was here?". It looks like a hole in the wall joint but the food was fantastic. Apparently it gets really busy and there can...More

1  Thank ExpediaKirsty
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Odd service is right felt more like we were in a food court at a mall having to select your meal and go to the counter to order and pay first. If you wanted for example another drink you had to go up and get...More

Thank smed88
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The grilled chicken that they use for the tacos was burned, I mean black burned. I asked for another one but all the chicken is cooked in advance and was all the same. Rice tasted like something you would buy in a Lipton pouch at...More

1  Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went here this past weekend. You get a menu and seat but go up to order food. Seemed understaffed. got a great cactus salad and guac. the michelada was not good - was told it was spicy, it was not - just overly lime juice....More

Thank Trent N
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

At first glance this small family restaurant doesn't seem like much but again and again we are amazed at how flavorful the food is. We went to Mexico a few years ago and we can honestly say Ottawa has found a little Mexico in Ahora....More

1  Thank JettSetterYogi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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