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#263 of 1,487 Restaurants in Ottawa
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$4 - $15
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly
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3.6 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am allergic to nuts, fish and shellfish, so choosing a restaurant is always a gamble. We tried Chilaquiles for the first time about 6 months ago, and go back at least once a month. There is no fish or shellfish on the menu, and...only the mole sauce contains nuts. Items are clearly marked as to whether they contain gluten. The staff are friendly and the food is always good. Portions are a good size, so it is good to arrive hungry! They recently moved a few doors down the street into a larger location. When we went the last time, it was busy - about 75% full - which was great to see.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2022

I've spent longish periods of time in Mexico, traveling,/hiking, attending group functions of the English speaking community in various enclaves of the larger cities. I eat and shop for myself at the mercado abierto, like the locals. And Chiaquiles makes me feel like I'm back...there. I'm a keen, fairly learned Canadian foodie, + the place is so often full of Spanish speakers...what can I say.??? I was thrilled to see a whole crew of Mexican men, working with roads devouring, very politely many courses. THEY HAVE MOVED NEXT DOOR. Last word I had were new tables, new chairs....that wouldn't hurt ! May go this week.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

Authentic taste of mexican food.great service, great tasty food and not too spicy. Why is my rating low, its due to the whole maintenance of the place including the bathroom. I am glad I went after my meal. My suggestion: paint goes a long way....It’s nice to go to a nice fresh well kept restaurantMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 13 September 2021

The food tasted very well, each dish was made with perfection. The drinks are out.of this world. Not pocket pinching and the best part is the welcome by the owner of the restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Fantastic meal. Have been twice in the last couple weeks. Ate on the outdoor patio both times. Greeted with a smile by the owner. Very welcoming. Tortilla soup was amazing. Just like in Puerto Vallarta, MX. Tried the barbacoa burrito with roja sauce. It was...excellent. Again flavours that brought us back to our time in Mexico. Both the tacos and quesadillas were very good also. Just a great experience all around. Unlike the hot mess a block away I will spend my money here from now on as the food and experience is much more authentic. See you soon my friends. Gracias!!!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

Will definitely be back. Small, quaint, lively music. Food was really good with authentic tastes. Taco’s were really delicious. Little mom and pop shop type of place . Luv it

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 July 2021

I discovered Chilaquiles at this restaurant and fell in love with the flavour! I've tried other places, but this one still has the best. I love it with the salsa verde and fried egg. So fresh and flavourful!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 7 June 2021

It’s been years since I’ve been to Mexico, but my visit to Chilaquiles brought back a lot of great memories. The place is a little small, but the staff is well organized and friendly. The food is authentic, and we’ve had it several more times...as takeout since COVID hit. I particularly like the nachos, and quesadilla, but for me the burrito is simply awesome.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2020

I have got take-out there several times. The food is very good, and the prices very reasonable. My favourites are the chicken soup and vegetarian burritos.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

Went here with a friend recently. Their outdoor seating was an alley between two buildings. We both ordered the enchiladas with shredded chicken and mole sauce. The food came out VERY quickly. Like, in 2 minutes. It had obviously been sitting for a while and...was cold, floating in mole sauce and, largely, tasteless. Our server was friendly and attentive, but I don't see myself going back again any time soon.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

After a decade in Texas, I’m hard to please with Mexican food. This is certainly the best Mexican food I’ve had in Ottawa. Been 3 times already. I especially recommend the enfrijoladas. Caveat: If you ask for the tortilla soup vegetarian style they put lumps...of cheese in. Ask for them to leave it out or on the side; if you do it is a remarkably delicious soup. Signature dish (“chilaquiles”) is a bit sloppy but delicious. Salsas in plastic squeeze bottles but they are great. Modest but authentic and relaxing atmosphere. Wonderful casual dinner. Go for it!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

We found this place with trip advisor. My enchiladas were awesome, as were my daughter’s quesadillas. My husband wasn’t impressed with his meal (the restaurant’s namesake). It was just “ok” and not a lot of it. The only negative I noticed was the price of...extras like additional salsa or pico di gallo. So... I was happy with mine, but a mixed review overall.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

Occupying what used to be a burger place and before that an Italian place, this is lovely new find! Very welcoming cantina, makes you think you are south, south of the border in a small family run joint. Weekend evenings they have a live Mexican...duo singing very pleasant songs as a bonus! Good Mexican beer, simple decor and an open kitchen that you can gaze at as your meal is being prepared . Super clean and tasty! We have been here two Fridays and loved everything we ate. Sweet servers, superb food. Go, you will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

We had a dinner at this restaurant (who just moved to 49 Beechwood) last weekend. It's a bit small but the food is really good. My family is latino and they enjoyed their meal so it tells you that it's good.They even had live music...(Mexican) and they were good too. We had the burrito, tacos and chilaquiles and everyone liked their meal. Reservation is a good idea.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 27 October 2019 via mobile

A quick note: this restaurant is moving to Beechwood (across from the Metro grocery store) on Nov. 1. This is the best and most authentic Mexican food I’ve had in Ottawa. The flavours are true to what you experience when in Mexico. A good variety...of dishes not the menu (try the Chilaquiles!) and very reasonably priced. Very friendly service! I’m sad that they’re leaving their lovely space on Montreal road (because we need businesses like this in Vanier), but Beechwood will bring them more business. I wish them much success and will frequent their new location.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Chilaquiles is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5