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Our Story

Nestled in the heart of Ottawa, La Catrina Churros is a family-owned café and the city’s only churreria (churro shop).

It all started with the dream of Ulises Ortega.

After noticing a gap in the Ottawa market for Mexican ‘desserts’ in 2013, he set out to offer the best ones and step forth in a challenging domain to offer Canadians new and tasteful products.

Ulises went to Mexico, where he is from, and was trained by the best churro makers.

Six months later, he and his family returned to Ottawa, purchased a custom-designed “Churro cart”, named “Mr. Churritos”, serving at private events and festivals. Success was immediate – and you can now find the “Mr. Churritos’” churro cart at all of our major festivals.

In order to better serve something simple yet authentic, he and his wife, Diana, leapt at the chance to create a cozy Mexican café. In May 2017, they opened La Catrina Churros, a café that specializes in Churros.

“La Catrina” showcases the culture, the sweet delicacies, the language and “La Catrina” the Dame of Death of Mexico.

It conveys a mortar Mexican styled dessert bar that would offer not only the tastes of Mexico but showcases our special tradition, “Dia de Los Muertos”.

Join us for the best churros in town! 

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Try our Panuchos 🌟Mayan tostadas🌟
✅ Pulled pork -Cochinita
✅Chicken Tinga

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This weekend try our Empanadas.
✅potatoes and vegan chorizo 🌱✅cochinita

Grab the Sampler and let us know which one is your fave!

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Are you energetic?
Available evenings and weekends?
Ready to work in a fast paced environment?
And on top of that, you speak Spanish? (it is a plus)

Send us a DM or an email.

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Today we have Panuchitos!

Pick your protein, chicken, cochinita or beef.
See you at La Catrina

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Try our Golden tacos 🌮

You pick your protein: tinga de pollo, cochinita or beef.

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This 5 de Mayo we are launching new menu items such as this delicious Flautas!
Come and try them while enjoying our singer Fernanda that will e with her guitar string the mood of celebration!

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When in need of recharging, visit us. ...

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Patio season is here! ...

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When you visit us, remember to grab one of our stickers.
We are selling them for $5 and all the money will go to @cafottawa to send kids to camp.
With only $5 you will make a difference in these kid’s lives…and you get a pretty cool sticker 😎

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Sándwich de chorizo!
Try it now!

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We have Easter baskets available!

Pick the type of churros you want and we will have them ready for you!

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Have a passion for Mexican culture?
Want to be part of a great team?

Send us a Dm or an email! We want you in our team.

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We all love churros! ...

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Celebrate your special occasion with one of a kind cake.

Our popular Tres Leches Cake surrounded by churros.

Let us know when you have a special day and we will make it fresh to order for you.

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Come and grab your panuchos, super tasty and filling! All you need to continue your stroll downtown Ottawa. ...

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TODAY only, you can have your churro bites for $6!!

Come and try them 🙂

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Pozole Verde, a delicious Mexican stew with hominy and chicken.

Come and enjoy it this Family Day weekend! We are OPEN on Monday, so you have plenty of time to stop and enjoy this dish.

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Happy Valentines Day to all our customers!

We truly love you all! And to share our live we have a GREAT PROMO for you and your special one.
❤️2 hot chocolates ☕️

💛2 churro hearts 💕


See you from 4 to 9:30 today!

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We have the perfect drink for winter… CHAMPURRADO, I was craving it the other day, looked in the pantry and had all the ingredients so I made it.

It brought back so many memories that I had to do that for all of you, so now we are offering it at La Catrina!

Great to enjoy it this season! ❄️🌨️⛷️

What is champurrado? is a chocolate-based atole, a warm and thick Mexican beverage. Pretty much a hot chocolate thickened with corn masa, has cinnamon and vanilla.

Come try it!

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Available only this week until the 14th!

Box of churro hearts!💕

Share it with your special ones 🙂

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Our Spanish hot chocolate is only $4.50 during #Winterlude

Pair it up with a #churroheart

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A Panucho is a Mexican food specialty from the Yucatán made with a refried tortilla that is stuffed with refried black beans and topped with pulled chicken or our authentic cochinita.

Try it today 🍴

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Yo-yo S’mores

This is what you need during winter 🥶

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All sorts of coffees and hot chocolate to keep you warm like in Mexico! ...

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📣📣New product ‼️

Churro sticks!

Available now ‼️

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Freshly made cake to enjoy by the slice 🍰🍰 while enjoying your favourite drink.
Come visit us

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We have a great cozy spot for your family/friends gatherings.

DM us for info.

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