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Ahora Restaurant Mexicain

307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
+1 613-562-2081
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“burrito” (32 reviews)
“tacos” (23 reviews)
“rice” (22 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
307 Dalhousie St | 11:30-22:00 Daily, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just spent the day at the National Art Gallery and we were starving! So we started wandering around and walked by Ahora Restaurant. We weren't entirely sure, but walked in...and we a little surprised to head down the stairs. On our way down,...More

Thank Judealou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a dinner friendly place lovely staff with a nice salsa bar to help yourself to as much salas as you wish. Ordered the nachos for entree and burrito for main. Both were underwhelming but ok for North American Mexican. Would go back if...More

Thank BDownUnderB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cost of 2 adults and 2 kids (age 8&9) was $69. For a place that is in the basement, cramped and self serve, the prices are too high. The quality of food did not justify the price either. The food was good, but not...More

Thank StevennSteveo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to enjoy real Mexican food, Ahora is the place. nestle in the basement of this building you will discover this little gem. You order at the counter and they will bring to your table. It was busy, but the service was fast....More

Thank plemieux1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mexican restaurant is pleasant, cosy and organized. There is the condiments bar to spice up your meal. The seating is tight so usually you are sitting right beside someone you do not know. The food is basic, and made to be spiced up for...More

Thank vekel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, fresh tasting Mexican food every time. We went here this week for a work team lunch, and while it's obviously a low-key atmosphere, being a colourful restaurant in a basement, the enchiladas were as good as ever.

Thank jpdaigle
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Ottawa and wanted to try as many Mexican restaurants as possible. This one was ok, not great. The best part was the server who was an intelligent student from Carleton, originally from Mexico. The food was ok, nothing special, the ambience mediocre as...More

Thank Solplayaarena
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We had dinner here recently with friends and family, and I really loved this place! You shouldn't go here expecting a special ambiance, or a fine dining kind of ambiance. It's closer to cafeteria-style, where you seat yourself, and order up front (and then the...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

It looks like México, service is fast, food is amazing, it's tempered very nice. We'll come back for sure.

Thank Olegário A
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I have been eating at Ahora for years and I enjoy the food very much. I always order the three tacos with chicken and beef, the Mexican fried rice, refried black beans, and Nacho chips and the food is really so great and tasty. My...More

Thank silvlogan
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Taliesin B
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Response from Natalie l | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. we take out from there occasionally
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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