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Corazon De Maiz Mexican Food

#80 of 2,184 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
11:30 - 19:30
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Thu - Fri 11:30 - 19:30
Sat - Wed 11:30 - 17:30
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a small place in the By Ward Market but I think it's a great place to check out if you want some good Mexican food. You can tell they put their heart into their cooking and the staff are all super friendly. I had a chicken burrito and very much enjoyed it! There isn't much space so best to... More 

Thank SleepyTitan
Duong To, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners Eric and Marianna are from Mexico city and take sooooo much pride in their food and greet every customer with a huge genuine smile. Food is always fresh, top quality and authentic!!!. Generous portions of pork, beef and/or Chicken. I eat here at least once a week and have for over 2 years now. Never disappointed...if I am... More 

Thank tracyc0le
Ottawa, Canada
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This little gem is tucked in the main market building. The staff were very friendly, double checking every item they put in my vegetarian burrito, to be sure that I wanted it. It was very busy, but they were efficient in preparing the food. The burrito was very good, and I enjoyed the selection of sauces to add. (Verde, hot... More 

Thank KatikaOttawa
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I live in the area and this is a go-to place for me. I've had all the tacos, burritos and tostadas and I love them. They are always very fresh and flavorful. They have a variety of delicious hot sauces that they make themselves, do not miss these. The staff are very friendly and service is quick. The owners are... More 

Thank Hart0162
Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This little Mexican food spot is located in the Byward Market area and has really, REALLY good food. We had the nachos and also a burrito and both were superb! Being from Los Angeles, I do know what REAL Mexican food is supposed to taste like, and this place is definitely authentic. I'll eat here again next time I'm in... More 

Thank GermaicanSpiceGirl
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our family went for Corazon De Maiz for lunch today. I love their food. My wife had them cater a 50th birthday party last year and the food was outstanding. The variety of hot sauces was great as well. The owners were there, smiling, and providing great service. I see they now sell their hot sauces by the bottle (... More 

Thank Sheldon5150
Hamilton, Canada
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106 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Got three tacos and a Jarrito drink for about $15. You have a choice of meat (beef, chicken and pork) The tacos were served on corn tortillas with a little lettuce, tomato and refried beans. The beef was slow braised beef - not ground beef. Had a nice flavour with a hint of cinnamon maybe. The pork, again, slow braised... More 

Thank BazRasty
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an awesome place for authentic Mexican food. Efficient, friendly, family run, and so tasty...it's one of the treats that I can't resist. Only a few spots to sit, but it turns over fairly quickly. My favorite is the burrito, my daughter's is the quesadilla. They also usually come near the top in soft taco reviews. In any case,... More 

Thank Richard222
Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I would go here more of the hours were better. Tacos are fantastic. Tortilla soup is on point. Staff could not be nicer. It's a little hard to get a seat so plan to take out and enjoy a picnic somewhere in the market.

Thank smitty2point0
Toronto, Canada
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151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Almost worth 5 stars as the food was good. I do find the price a bit high for 1 burrito with no sides and limited seats. Recommend for take out or quick eats.

Thank Musumekiller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 17:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 By Ward Market Sq, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9C3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa

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