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Navarra by Rene Rodriguez

$$$$
Byward Market Area
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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93 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-241-5500
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We finally got around to trying Navarra, and based on the old buzz, we had pretty high expectations. Unfortunately, our experience was overshadowed by glitches and shortcomings – and odd service. First off, we were told they had overbooked and so even with our reservation (for which we were on time), we were shoe-horned into a shared table wedged into... More 

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Thank KatikaOttawa
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This email was sent to Navarra over a week ago, I have yet to get a response... My husband and I were in Ottawa for a quick weekend getaway. When it comes to eating out, I take my choices very seriously. After consulting a few websites and asking for recommendations I settled on going to Play Food & Wine, which... More 

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Thank Melissa M
Ottawa, Canada
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had Navarra on our "to-visit" list for a long time based on all the hype, and finally went recently with another couple for a round of tapas. We ordered 8 dishes and all of them were very flavourful and well-plated. We also appreciated that the dishes arrived gradually, as opposed to certain other tapas restaurants where they bring out... More 

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Thank gmckendr
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant after a wanting to try it for some time. It was a wonderful experience. The place is small, cramped, but cozy. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We were greeted warmly and our coats were graciously taken away and hung for us. It was busy night when we visited but we were well tended to. The... More 

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Thank Ron M
Ottawa, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Navarro based on reviews about this restaurant. We left baffled. The tapas were wonderful perhaps a bit salty but the flavours were great. The service, however, and the atmosphere is hit and miss. You are seated in a diner type atmosphere where tables are too close together. To get into our seat and out, we had to... More 

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Thank LNGOttawa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went at 8 on a Friday night and were seated right away. They were short staffed but our server, Alex, was very tentative, knowledgeable, and friendly. Food was prompt and all Alex's suggestions paired well. The food was delicious but the apps were a little smaller than we expected. That being said, we were very happy with the service.... More 

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Thank Mitch-n-Andie
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The service at the restaurant was fantastic and the food had lots of good and interesting flavours. I'm also a huge fan of sharing plates; trying lots of new stuff. Unfortunately I found the atmosphere to be a little lacking and honestly the dishes were just too salty for my taste. I hear lots of great things about Navarra so... More 

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Thank bkezard
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We ate at the bar. Service was prompt, well informed, friendly, throughtful and thorough. The food was well timed, beautifully presented and delicious. The athmosphere was great - friendly, happy vibe - wonderful aromas, happy customers, amazing aromas. Great place for small plates and for mains. Highly recommended.

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Thank Stuart H
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Food quality was average...service went from decent to not so good. My wife & I our foodies whom entertain more than most so we are somewhat picky. Service was initially energetic & enthusiastic but quickly turned to "no where to be found" & annoyed to be bothered. Waitress spent the rest of the evening chatting with her bar staff friends... More 

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Thank Robert C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We ate here in 2012 and enjoyed it. Felt let down this time. The service was great and the food was pleasing to the eye, but we ordered three appies and an entree for two and still had room for pizza. Basically you're paying top dollar for very small portions. The duck for two was delicious but you receive SHOCKINGLY... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Murray Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-5500

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