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129 Bistro Mexicana

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129 rue Principale | Gatineau, Gatineau, Quebec j9h3m5, Canada
+1 819-684-8181
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 15:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Gatineau, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were there with my husband and kids. We was looking for that piece of Latin flavour. That was no the right place!. Food was very cold, the rice and beans feeling freezed. No a really taste of Latin or Mexican food. The only thing is they have a beautiful patio in summer.

Thank Carito2979
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have been to this place several times. It is the best mexican place that I went to. The food is made with high quality and the prices are acceptable.I love their Fajitas try them out , you will love it.

Thank skamvari
1 review
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Mexicana for the first time. Food was excellent and the service was great. Had a few good laughs with staff. Definitely going back! Jamie Lafleut

Thank Jamie L
Nepean, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal, great surroundings and our waitress Chantal was wonderful. Not our first time here and def not our last!

Thank Molly Y
Nanaimo, Canada
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were 7 family members who were looking for a quaint, outdoor but covered patio to have a nice meal & wine. We found this Mexican restaurant. We were very happy with the food, the great Sangria, beer and atmosphere. Isabelle greeted us and catered to our needs with efficiency and smile.

Thank CTarTrip
Gatineau, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This place is nice outside to dine. Big area. Live music in the weekend. We love the nachos and fajitas. Plus you can get 4 beers in a bucket for 20.00.

Thank smileyhappy1
Gatineau, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Went with friends on a hot summer night. Sat on the patio and watched the people of Aylmer walking, riding bikes and just enjoying the night. We did not feel rushed and took our timing enjoying the ambience and delicious hot food. One of the best nights ever. Looking forward to getting one more dinner in before the end of... More 

Thank IloveCubaGirl
Gatineau, Canada
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Good food and beer at a cool patio with a fountain. Go early and you will be happy with jambalaya. Beer with friends is nice but lots of big groups and waiters are slow and disorganised. Took my friend 20min to be served when he went inside but I got service quickly.

Thank Andrea G
Gatineau, Canada
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480 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just had dinner there and it had been a while so I thought things could have improved since our last visit. Well, they did not. When you eat in a Mexican restaurant, you expect the fajitas to be good. Well, not here. The meat was way overcooked and the tortillas were cold. If it was only that hw do you... More 

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Pontiac, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Friday night, perfect weather, find a patio! This place is always busy, they have the nicest patio setting in the area. That is where my love affair ends. It was steady, not busy. There should have been no reason to mess up an order of beer, chicken wings and onion rings, yet they did. Wrong beer, wrong wings and fries... More 

Thank CaptainJLP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 rue Principale | Gatineau, Gatineau, Quebec j9h3m5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Outaouais Region  >  Gatineau
  • Phone Number: +1 819-684-8181
Bistro Mexicana 129 offers a nice relaxed atmosphere for either friends night out, couples night out or even a nice family dinner. On our second floor, we have a great room where you can reserve for your staff dinner, Christmas parties, anniversary parties, baptisms receptions, business meeting and much more. For a private party upstairs give us a call to chat. During the summer season, we have a beautiful patio that can seat over 130. We have two water fountains and plenty of shade or sun depending of your mood, a great escape in old Aylmer Gatineau.

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