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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

Byward Market Area
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307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
+1 613-562-2081
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We were 3 couples and ate good authentic Mexican food - the selection in a semi take out manner was good with good portions - Gracias por la buena coccina !

Thank shaman01
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

this is a busy place, lots of students and oldies like us as well. But authentic feel and food was great. 3 of us, each eating something different. More than enough food for the price. I love horchata and it was well made, not too watery. Wait staff were friendly, but busy.

Thank Dan S
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126 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Staff are pleasant. Menu is diverse with dozens of options. The tres tacos with rice and beans is very filling for $13.50 + tax & tip. Most main plates are a similar price. Small slice of avocado on each taco. Like they they use two thin tortillas for each taco. Alas, no cheese to be seen anywhere on the plate.... More 

Thank stigs17
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We ordered a steak tostado salad, and burritos. Not particularly tasty compared to other places we've been in Ottawa (John Juan Burger & Burrito) and more expensive. You pay for the location (Byward Market) and the fun atmosphere.

Thank mmmt2017
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259 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I was excited to find a restaurant that easily caters to vegans. The vegan burrito is pretty good, and the staff are very friendly. We asked for a few substitutions, and they were very flexible. The environment is a lot of fun. Very bright. Overall, good experience. I'd return.

Thank Lauren_skye
Ottawa, Canada
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We come here often, with friends and out-of-town visitors. You are always warmly greeted and service is attentive. They serve delicious real Mexican food & a very nice Sangria to go with it! The decor is colourful , letting you be off to Mexico as you dine. You can reserve or just walk in. It is in Ottawa's tourist centre,... More 

Thank Chanterelley
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Always enjoy lunches here - large portions, tasty food for a good price. I always have their vegetarian burrito which I enjoy - the tortillas are so soft and fresh.

Thank Jessica G
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Had heard good things about Ahora and was looking forward to our meal. Food came quickly and was hot. Taste was average and really nothing that special. Some of my chicken was good and some seemed to have been reheated?? As I picked through the meat I found several quarter sized pieces of aluminium foil in my meat and then... More 

1 Thank TorontoTraveler2525
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Went for dinner with a couple of friends on a snowy Saturday night. Quick, if slightly awkward seating. Quick service, simple menu with loads of choices for vegetarians or vegans. Nice colourful decor, delicious food and you choose your salsas. The margaritas were rather weak, but the meal was cheap - that cannot be said of too many places in... More 

Thank arc_rocks
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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.

2 Thank Kelli4472

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?