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Ace Mercado

121 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
+1 613-627-2353
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good19%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (32 reviews)
“tacos” (72 reviews)
“churros” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in late night on a Saturday for a drink and a plate to share at the bar. Service not overly friendly or welcoming, felt like more of a nuisance than a welcomed guest. Cocktails were tasty and nicely balanced. My date and I decided...More

Thank CC6781
Reviewed 23 October 2017

After my previous bad experience I was offered a "world class dining experience" upon my next visit, but when I sent a message to their Facebook page letting them know that I was going back, I was ignored (and it did say they read the...More

Thank Meaghan P
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Probably not the best Mexican we've had, but a great location in Byward Market, a good menu with some adventurous choices, and able to accommodate a large group. Service was good and while not cheap, prices were what you would expect for the food and...More

1  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something different and less formal for our wedding anniversary dinner. Ace Mercado's website showed some attractive dishes and drinks so we decided to go there. The decor was funky reminiscent of New Orleans. The waitress was very pleasant and service was...More

1  Thank FoodandTea_Lover
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We have enjoyed several meals here this summer, and enjoyed all of them. Nice ambiance, great service, but the menu is reduced from an interesting and cutting edge modern Mexican to a more pub like menu including fries and wings - disappointing. Still, food is...More

Thank ottawatraveler_11
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

With tip we paid $73 for 6 4" tacos, chips and salsa - really tasty but only about 20 chips in a small bowl - and a mixed drink. Tacos were good but small; if you're really hungry, at $4.95 a taco it might cost...More

Thank FrolickingFoursome
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a Friday night of shareable tacos and fancy drinks here with a friend. The drinks were very expensive but enjoyed all the same. The sharing plate of tacos was perfect for the occasion.

Thank rkm2304
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Service was very nice, drinks too, but the food was average, at best. Guacamole was nice, but the rest was not impressive; I make better al pastor (not boasting, just saying) and their corn tortillas were on the dry side and cracked (good fresh ones...More

Thank Sébastien C
Reviewed 29 July 2017

our first visit. great patio, nice staff. the food is unique and taste amazing. tacos are tiny, so if you are hungry, get more than two. Great for happy hour.pace is slow; good opportunity to not be rushed.

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night. They had $5 margaritas which were great. The menu is built for sharing and the tacos were delicious. Not authentic but some tasty variations. The grilled corn on the cob was the highlight of the dinner though!

Thank Vanessa B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Clarence St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-627-2353
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