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A true reflection of the Mexican spirit, Corazón de Maíz brings intensive flavors of the cuisine to the streets of Ottawa. Downtown's hub for affordable dining, this charming eatery has only the best to offer. Try anything from delicious staples such as nachos, tacos, tortillas, burritos, quesadillas to eclectic hand-made sauces that pack a punch. Uncompromising flavors created by the use of fresh ingredients of the highest standards promise to pamper your taste buds. With warm and friendly service on offer, visit the restaurant to experience Mexican hospitality at its finest.
Grab a bite at this friendly, charming Mexican restaurant and you are guaranteed to come back for more. None of the usual Americanized grub can be spotted at this ground-level eatery, which is decorated in bright hues to cheer the spirits. Hot, satisfying portions of burritos and tortillas arrive with a host of sauces that you can use liberally to dress up your meal. The service is prompt, quite living up to the name, Ahora, which means right away. A little salsa bar provides an interesting range of the celebrated dish, in various preparations. Entrees can be accompanied with huge helpings of sides and salads that will insure the use of a doggie bag at the end of the meal. Don't forget to sample some of the decadent desserts.
On summer evenings this casual Mexican restaurant at the south end of the lively Elgin Street district is completely empty, while a line of prospective patrons stretches along the courtyard, waiting for seats under the leafy trees of its cobblestone patio. The only handicapped-accessible area Pancho Villa, the patio is much more charming than the slightly shabby interior, with its pink walls, lace curtains and tiny bar area. Outside or inside, however, patrons will get a delicious choice of standard Mexican fare: chili, nachos, fajitas, burritos and deep-fried ice cream.