Ottawa might not be the culinary destination according to a lot of people. However, I find the city food offer to be quite good. The fact of having all the embassies and international organizations in town has brought the need for restaurants from everywhere!
The market area is one of my favorite areas of the city. There is so much life and during the Summer when the farmers put their booths to sell fresh fruit and veggies, everything is full of colour! When visiting the market area, my favorite places to go are:
Eastern Africa Ethiopian Restaurant : To get a taste of African food (that I haven’t tasted before!! I know, how silly!) this restaurant is the place to go. Injera bread is delicious, the food is wonderful and the atmosphere is really nice. My favorite dish is the yebeg key we’t which is lamb in a sort of red, spicy sauce.
Los Tacos de Mauro: As I already mentioned in another post, this is my very favorite place in Ottawa! Just the fact of offering really, authentic Mexican food is a big incentive, if you add that the food is actually delicious, well, I’m sold!
Fat boys: The place to go for Southern U.S food! Ribs, beans, bbq sauces, the whole kit in one place! I was there for my goodbye party and it was such a blast! Loved the service, we had great time and no complains about the food. It is what it is, so please, don’t expect to get a super healthy kind of food.
Burrito Borracho: Although not 100% Mexican (we don’t use sour cream and cheese in every dish), the place offers a great mix of Tex-Mex and Mexican Fast Food. My favorite thing is actually a drink haha, the Frozen Daiquiri (strawberry!!), but I also love the burritos and the sauces!!!
Other places, not pictured, but equally enjoyable and delicious are:
Planet Coffee: For a good cup of hot chocolate, this is my place! What I love the most is the nice, relax atmosphere.
Cafe Indochine: asian food and the soupes are great!! Soul lifting I’d say!
Ahora: Kind of Mexican/Tex-Mex-ish fast food, their sauces are simply excellent!