Two reasons why you’re reading this: you absolutely LOVE tacos and you happen to be in the Ottawa Valley area (or making your way here soon!). I mean who doesn’t love tacos honestly (especially when you pair them with an ice cold marg)?! This year, for National Taco Day (that’s October 4th to you!) I wanted to share with you 5 tasty taco spots in Ottawa you need to check out. Listed below are my recommendations of the Capital City’s best places to grab tacos!
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5 Tasty Taco Spots in Ottawa You Need to Check Out!
In no particular order (they’re seriously all delicious), I’m going to share with you 5 tasty taco spots Ottawa has to offer! You absolutely can’t go wrong with grabbing a taco and a marg (especially a watermelon marg!) from any one of these places!
With plenty of taco flavour options and areas of Ottawa to choose from, you can eat your way through Ottawa with this list (or you can order in and make a night of it – there are quite a few box and DIY kit options)!
1. Toro Taqueria
If you’re looking for delicious street-style Mexican tacos, this is one of the places to be! Tacos can be purchases as individuals or you can snag a box of tacos and feed the whole fam!
Their variety of slow braised meats leave you lots to choose from, or you can switch it up and try a burrito or a taco bowl. They also have vegan options available, for those of you who are plant based! Head over to their site to check out their daily specials!
Location: 139 Bank Street
2. El Camino
Rumor has it you haven’t lived unless you’ve been to El Camino! Located on Elgin Street, El Camino has some of the tastiest tacos going. You can get adventurous with a Japanese Eggplant taco or an Ox Tongue taco, or stick to the basics. Regardless, you won’t be disappointed!
Location: 380 Elgin Street
3. Corazón De Maíz Mexican Food
This place has my absolute heart! Located in the heart of the Byward Market, Corazón De Maíz serves up delicious, authentic Mexican food. They’ve earned all 4.7 of 5 stars from Google reviews with their fresh ingredients and delicious, flavourful food! They’re absolutely worth checking out in person, or if you’re more of a order-in kinda person they’re on Skip the Dishes!
Location: 55 Byward Market Square
4. The Soca Kitchen
The Soca Kitchen has it down pat when it comes to combining Spanish and Latin flavours! Hands down some of the tastiest tacos in Ottawa! With even a vegetarian cauliflower option, you can’t go wrong with giving The Soca Kitchen a try! You can purchase tacos in 3’s or take home a DIY taco kit (complete with Margaritas!)
Location: 93 Holland Ave.
Last, but certainly not least, is Banditos! Not only are their tacos super delicious, their patio and Watermelon Margarita are worth checking out! Their Southern Californian styled tacos come in a bunch of delicious options, including vegetarian and fish options! There’s something for everyone to try at Banditos!
You can’t go wrong by hitting up one of Ottawa’s hottest patios!
Location: 683 Bank Street
I hope you get a chance to check out these 5 tasty taco spots in Ottawa! Ottawa has quite the food scene, and it’s always offering something new and fresh! If you have any other recommendations or have tried one of these out, let me know in the comments!