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Cabana Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Latin, South American, Central American, Salvadoran
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848 Merivale Rd # B, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-724-7762
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 21:00
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Pembroke, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Victoria, Canada
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227 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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106 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The food was authentic and delicious. The atmosphere is sketchy, but if you ignore it and focus on the food you're in for a treat!

Thank Zipotesx5
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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

From my Salvadoran flavors it was not up to the taste of home!! But the store has a good selection of food!

Thank Jose V
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

I went because of several very good reviews. I have to let others know my experience so they wont be fooled too. The place is very dingy and disappointing when you walk in. I was embarrassed bringing my date there. The ambience is 0-1 out of 10. The service is OK, not friendly or welcoming. The food is OK, not... More 

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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
US$5 - US$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 # B, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-724-7762

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