A send-off for a colleague found us at Ahora which is a wonderful Mexican restaurant located near the Byward Market on Dalhousie. This was my second visit to Ahora since living in Ottawa. The fresh food and relaxed atmosphere will definitely bring me back.
Once there, you chose what you want from a very large menu, order at the counter and pay right away (how convenient for people on their lunch hour from work). They have a large salsa bar with salsas in varying degrees of heat (I chose the fresh tomato and onion salsa with a little bite plus lots of fresh cilantro). The wait for food can be lengthy when they are busy, but it is always worth it!
This time I ordered the Burrito Grande, a very large burrito filled with cheese, beans chicken, salsa and guacomole and a side of chips (you have your choice, chips, rice or salad…). The chips are homemade and the best Ottawa has to offer. I also ordered a side of guacomole for dipping. The burrito was warm and delicious, but you need a fork for this one!
I like the wait staff too. They are courteous and obliging, always ready to offer explanations and fill your water glass.
They have a kids menu, a take-out menu and delicious looking dessert offerings (although, it would be hard to fit them in).
I can’t wait to go back!
Check out their website www.ahora.ca They are located at 307 Dalhousie St. Downstairs