Ahora Mexican Cuisine

Mexican Restaurant
307 Dalhousie St (Clarence St), Ottawa ON K1N 7E8, Canada
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Since 2004, Ahora Mexican Restaurant has brought a new concept of food and a Salsa bar to Ottawa and the Capital Region. Fresh, healthy, tasty and affordable meals are the core of our place: burritos, quesadillas, tostadas and much more are popular among locals.


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    Ken P.
    "Their horchata is really good!"(3 Tips)
    Justin R.
    "This place has the best burritos and tacos, all for a great price."(6 Tips)
    April R.
    "Ahora and have the Taco"(5 Tips)
    Joshua O.
    "The best nachos in canada"(3 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • burritos
  • tacos
  • nachos
  • horchata
  • quesadillas
  • hole in the wall
  • sangria
  • great value
  • vegan food
  • tortilla soup
  • margaritas
  • authentic
  • big portions
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • salsa
  • hot sauce
  • takeout
  • friendly staff
  • Reena B.

    Once your waitress has given you a table and menus, go to the cash at the back to place your order. Then pick up some salsas at the salsa bar and return to your table to wait for your meal.

    Reena B-S · June 10
  • Jessica J.

    Affordable prices, tasty Mexican food. What is better than that? Generous portions, this is one of your best cheap eats in Ottawa!

    Jessica Jung · April 13
  • Gema

    Not good at all I'm sorry to say! Everything tasted old and The whole group got sick from the food. Would not go back and don't recommend at all.

    Gema · April 4
  • linnie

    Best nachos in Ottawa! Ahora is delicious in every way, and is pretty inexpensive to boot.

    linnie · December 31, 2014
  • Bjarke K.

    This was delicious. The flavor was immense. Had the chicken quesadillas which were great. Was packed on our visit - that and the plaques on the wall testify that I'm not alone in liking this place.

    Bjarke Kongstad · October 15, 2014
  • Ghaida Y.

    Burritos are delicious, and really cozy place with kind staff

    Ghaida Yalla · August 19, 2014
  • Poppy V.

    A great little hole in the wall. Cheap and delicious Mexican food. Don't forget to check the bar with fresh hot sauces and herbs

    Poppy V · May 15, 2014
  • Tariq H.

    Authentic mexican in a casual cafeteria style environment. I like it but i would like some slightly hotter salsas available too!

    Tariq Hossenbux · April 24, 2014
  • Karen Leon k.

    Get the horchata! Sooo good!

    Karen Leon kizaleon · November 29, 2013
  • Christopher C.

    Great burritos!

    Christopher Csatlos · September 23, 2013

    Excellent! Great Mexican food.

    RAPHAEL · August 2, 2013
  • Mario C.

    You order at the counter and they bring it to your table when ready.

    Mario Cormier · July 30, 2013
  • Alexis R.

    Je vous suggère les quesadillas de pollo.

    Alexis Rodrigue-Lafleur · March 15, 2013
  • Justin R.

    This place has the best burritos and tacos, all for a great price. Never left unsatisfied

    Justin Reist · February 22, 2013
  • Sterling L.

    Best nachos in the city.

    Sterling Lynch · December 23, 2012
  • A C R.

    The vegan burrito is amazing!! Great salsa bar. Highly recommended.

    A C Riley · October 21, 2012
  • Natasha T.

    Really busy might want take out though

    Natasha Thompson · August 28, 2012
  • Misha N.

    Awesome sauce bar, but could be spicier.

    Misha Nossov · June 2, 2012
  • Laura B.

    The tacos weren't that good. They were too dry... Order the enchilada instead, it was great!

    Laura Bertolin · March 21, 2012
  • Natasha Z.

    The food was very bland, not as tasty, rice was hard, no flavor in chicken, and the meat was chewy and stale. I would not recomend this place..especially because it is way over priced

    Natasha Zepeda · December 10, 2011
  • Max T.

    Fresh and delicious.

    Max TheWestie · November 10, 2011
  • Marc B.

    Absolutely the best Mexican in the city!

    Marc Bertrand · October 6, 2011
  • Sarah L.

    Fantastic food and great prices. LOVE their selections of hot sauces, salsas and pico de gallo!! It's a little tiny though so feel free to order Take Out. Read more

    Sarah Lue · September 6, 2011
  • threadbeat

    One of the best places in the city for Mexican! Give the Quesadillas de Carne a try, you won't be disappointed!

    threadbeat · August 3, 2011
  • Joshua O.

    The best nachos in canada

    Joshua Ostrowalker · March 18, 2011
  • Ken P.

    Their horchata is really good!

    Ken Poon · January 11, 2011
  • Simon B.

    It's a nice mexican restaurant,the staff is kind!

    Simon Bernard · September 12, 2010
  • Adriana B.

    My favorite Mexican place. Plato ranchero is delicious!

    Adriana Bedoya · August 17, 2010
  • April R.

    Go to Ahora and have the Taco, Taco and get some of the fantastic salsa verde from the salsa bar...lots of cilantro too...mmmm!

    April Robinson · April 27, 2010
  • Claudia P.

    Great AUTHENTIC Mexican food! Love the place

    Claudia Petrilli · March 3, 2010
  • loresa n.

    One of the few great Mexican restaurants in Ottawa. It's very casual, and has lots of spicy salsas to garnish your dish. Too spicy? Wash it down with some horchata.

    loresa novy · February 15, 2010
  • Alex K.

    It was decent, but Mucho Burrito is better.

    Alex Kinsella · February 10, 2010
  • Kyle M.

    It's a little overpriced IMHO. Ottawa is plagued with expensive Mexican whereas other cities know the beauty of a dollar taco. I also find it a little bland.

    Kyle McInnes · February 10, 2010
  • Kelly R.

    Bestexican in town. For vegetarians try the Enchiladas Vegetariana!

    Kelly Rusk · February 2, 2010
  • Metro News

    Lucky for you if you visit on a day they have Alfajores, their dulce de leche sandwich cookies. Try the Burrito de Pollo, Tortilla Soup and Sangria but skip the bland Enchilada de Pollo. Read more

    Metro News · January 26, 2010

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