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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

Byward Market Area
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307 Dalhousie Street | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-562-2081
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had great expectations for this restaurant, we got there and the restaurant looked like a fake mexican restaurant that you see in a movie. It was very cramped up and it wasn't clear how you had to order and where. So we eventually figured it out, and ordered, I got a fajitas and my friend enchiladas, I also got... More 

Thank Emilie R
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Ahora is a casual restaurant perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. During my visit I tried the Tres Tacos served with rice and beans. The meal was very tasty! Of special note was the gringa salsa which may be on the spicy side for some -was perfect for me. If coming for lunch try to arrive 10-15 minutes prior... More 

Thank Deep C
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Tiny place that we had heard much about .Nachos were fine, the chicken burrito and definitely burnt pieces of chicken in it and the margaritas are from a slushy machine. . Will not return

Thank Janet H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Just great. Food, service, all good. Not easily accessible by wheelchair or with stroller. You need to try it.

Thank zdrombi_bu
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We went as a party of two, ordered drinks, an appetizer, two burritos, and an order of churros. I'm SO unhappy we wasted $60 here. 1. The nachos were okay. Nothing special, and cold and soggy in the middle because they glop the sour cream and guac on top instead of giving you a bowl. 2. Worst burrito I've had.... More 

Thank merpy
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Ottawa. It's good and cheap. It feels like a real mexican cantina. They have a salsa bar and the ambiance is relaxed. They have amazing sangria. What else can you ask for?

Thank Isabelle1982
Moncton, Canada
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192 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There is often a line up which speaks volumes. Lots to chose from. You order at the cash and they bring you the food. Friendly staff. Food was really tasty. There is a salsa bar so you can add heat to your food as needed. portions were generous.

Thank roadrunner0820
Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love the ahora bean dip! served in a little clay bowl with a fire under it to keep it hot, as if it lasts long enough to get cold. the dishes are good and they have a selection of home made salsas and herbs at the bar to pick out. everything is gooey cheesy yummy and ever so bad... More 

Thank Brandon P
Brussels, Belgium
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Finally an excellent Mexican Restaurant! We visited this place one evening having a craving for Mexican Food. Earlier we tried one on Elgin St. in Ottawa and were so disappointed in what they call Mexican food. Ahora is located downstairs and is a small, packed place filled with Latin American decor and it is clear by the clientele that this... More 

Thank Mark Y
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This restaurant is very tiny - but the atmosphere and food are great! The Mexican is authentic and the prices can't be beat. Great portions! There was a bit of a wait since it was so small, but the wait was worth it. The margaritas were delicious, I would definitely recommend them. This restaurant is in a great location, and... More 

Thank Natasha T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 Street | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-2081

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?