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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food tasted old and bland. I honestly don't understand the good reviews I've seen for Ahora. The only thing I liked was the sauce bar. The different sauces and salsas were decent, but that's about it. I would NEVER recommend this place to anyone.

Thank Kelli4472
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a basement off of Dalhousie Street, it bustled with activity when we were there on a Saturday night. It's set up so that you stand in line to order and pay and then your food is brought out to you at your table. There is a salsa bar with different styles and spiciness for you to add to... More 

Thank writingwoman
East Gwillimbury, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little place by chance, walking distance from Novotel. Small and fun, you order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. Really good, authentic Mexican cuisine. Don't leave without having the churro's!

Thank Laurieslucy
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found the place rather funky for a Mexican restaurant, the food was very tasty. You order your food at the counter and the waitress bring them to you. There was a salsa table, you just help yourself. Nothing fancy but the staff was very friendly and explained to us about the menu. We would return.

Thank Bookedtravel
Gatineau, Quebec
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Ahora is a gem on Dalhousie, located in a basement-level spot that one could easily miss. But judging by how crowded it can get, not many people are missing it. You may consider trying to time your visit so that it doesn't occur during peak hours. If you're the kind that can get claustrophobic, do note that some of the... More 

Thank MapleGeo
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112 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I found this place thru Trip Advisor reviews and I had my expectations set too high. The food and drinks and ambiance was good. We ordered the vegetarian burrito with a choice of salad or rice. It was ok. The place has a small dining area so make sure you get there early before the lunch or dinner rush.

Thank Sheila T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, goodfood and cheap. They have authentics margaritas with tequila, the design of the restaurant is fabulous!..I felt like I was in Mexico.

Thank Richie G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional, comfortable, delicious, we'll priced. The menu has lots of variety. The food is full of flavor. I love this place. Highly recommend!

Thank TraveLiss8
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 28 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 

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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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?