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Cabana Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Latin, South American, Central American, Salvadoran
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848 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-724-7762
12:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 21:00
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Belleville, Canada
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to Ottawa for a football weekend practice for my son and we are always looking for something different to experience so my son found this restaurant which was only 800 metered from our hotel. We were delightfully surprised by the cozy, family atmosphere and the very delicious and reasonably priced dishes and the added bonus of the latin store... More 

Thank Carmen S
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I last came here 13 years ago with a friend. It was inexpensive and authentic then and amazingly enough its the same now. The decor is somewhat improved over 13 years ago though. This time we went with friends. I had the tacos which were fresh and flavorable. Unlike the usual Mexican equivalents. I'll be back much sooner next time.

Thank bruceb180
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went here for the first time the other day. The pupusas were awesome, corn not rice. The prices are also great. Must do in Ottawa.

Thank 788murrays
Pembroke, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016

La Cabana is a very simple yet authentic El Salvadoran restaurant. Their dishes are very genuine Central America cuisine. When trying out this restaurant, these are some of the things you 'should and should not' expect from it: -You should expect original El Salvadoran dishes; -Daily and freshly made food; -Friendly and helpful service; as this is a family run... More 

Thank mancocapa2666
Victoria, Canada
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233 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I dined here because it was right behind the hotel I was staying at. This seems like it is a family run business, and as others have said, it feels like you're in someone's kitchen and they are cooking for you. The decor is very basic, and...well...err...extremely dated/thread-bare. Other peoples comments about the condition of the interior are warranted. The... More 

Thank Victoriatravelers
Deep River, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

My wife and I enjoy trying different cuisine while traveling. What a pleasant surprise to find this gem so near in Ottawa. We've been here twice and enjoyed their soup, papusas and main dishes. Great value too! We'll be back.

Thank Dave4252
Brampton, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Their hearty soups are out of this world. Very fresh and so filling. Highly recommend it. Its a very homely feeling when you dine in this restaurant. Very Friendly staff

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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you feel like having a "homemade" traditional latin american meal, you must go to La Cabaña. It is far from fancy, but the food is absolutely delicious and affordable. The pupusas are filling, and the yuca frita is delicious. We will definitely go back, and often.

Thank klaviajeros
Kingston, Canada
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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

The papusa here is amazing! This is a very unique restaurant. Nothing too fancy but the food is authentic and the service is great. Make sure you try the horchata!

1 Thank Ardyn N
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My friends took me to this El Salvadorian dining establishment for lunch. This was my first time trying their food. The restaurant is attached to a general store (market) and our server was also the cashier in the store. He was very friendly and helpful, just busy with his 2 duties. I decided to try the sampler so I could... More 

1 Thank Jane_Randy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Latin, South American, Central American, Salvadoran
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 848 Merivale Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-724-7762

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