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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! The food is great, the service is fast and I love that you pay before eating. You can leave as soon as you're done. No faffin'about! Recommend for a good time.

Thank Christian T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a small storefront facing the street, and you need to take stairs down to the restaurant (no elevator that I know of). It's small but colourful and the food is good and filling. Prices are fair. Servers are straight faced. Vegan options are...More

2  Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice meal here. Quality of food was great. Seemed reasonably authentic. Food was inexpensive and portions were generous. Would come back here!

1  Thank Sean O
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This quaint restaurant in the bottom of another restaurant is a real gem. The food is authentic mexican and is incredible. It is a very small and not many tables and is a happening place. Would recommend that everyone try it. Concept is you pay...More

1  Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We both love Mexican food and it came with high ratings. We were not disappointed. The food was as close as you are going to get to real Mexican food (not texmex) in Canada. Good sized portions, tasty food and they had some decent choices...More

Thank TheFarkman
Reviewed 14 November 2017

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 30 October 2017

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

Thank GMG7419
Reviewed 26 October 2017

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 19 October 2017

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 8 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
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Taliesin B
10 February 2018|
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Response from Natalie l | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. we take out from there occasionally
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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