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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

Byward Market Area
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307 Dalhousie Street | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-562-2081
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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244 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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165 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Located in a basement off of Dalhousie Street, it bustled with activity when we were there on a Saturday night. It's set up so that you stand in line to order and pay and then your food is brought out to you at your table. There is a salsa bar with different styles and spiciness for you to add to... More 

Thank writingwoman
East Gwillimbury, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Found this little place by chance, walking distance from Novotel. Small and fun, you order at the counter and they bring the food to your table. Really good, authentic Mexican cuisine. Don't leave without having the churro's!

Thank Laurieslucy
Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I found the place rather funky for a Mexican restaurant, the food was very tasty. You order your food at the counter and the waitress bring them to you. There was a salsa table, you just help yourself. Nothing fancy but the staff was very friendly and explained to us about the menu. We would return.

Thank Bookedtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 Street | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario, 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?