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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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Panuchos!

Do you know that Diana, one of the owners is from Yucatan? Well, after her visit this Christmas to her family in Merida, she was missing the panuchos so much that she decided to make them at La Catrina!

Come and enjoy this traditional dish, everyone is loving them!
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We are ready for Canada Day! 🇨🇦 Come to enjoy our Micheladas!!!
A summer drink with beer, our unique sauce mix, and a hint of lime 🍺🤤

#catrinachurros #cafe #churros #desserts #foodie #beer #ottawapatio #margarita
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Latte anyone?

Pick hot or cold...we have you covered!
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Preparing our Michelada mix made from scratch.

Want some mix to go, let us know and we can make a bottle for you.

Cheers!
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This summer we are offering some Mexican cocktails.

If you are in the market, come and try them.
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OMG....we changed the rice 🍚 for the horchata and it just tastes AMAZING!

Try it! Super refreshing and takes you right to Mexico!

Made in house of course 😌
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Bringing you the very Mexican flavor ONLY this Summer.

Chamoy filled churros!!

I know...it sounds weird, but really, you need to try it.

Full disclosure: We make the chamoy IN HOUSE
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Try our cocktails, you won't regret it! ...

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Vanilla Ice Latte

We make our vanilla syrup in house so it is extra BUENO.

Refresh yourself.
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Our Churro Cake is a favorite!

Order one day in advance for your celebration!
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Happening now to celebrate our 5th anniversary!!! ...

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We are celebrating our 5th anniversary tomorrow, so YES, we will be OPEN on Monday. 4-9pm

We invite you come celebrate with us, we will have a show at 7:30pm, Mariachi and folkloric dances, cannot miss it.

This anniversary is special, because we saw so many fellow businesses close their doors during the pandemic and sometimes we were wondering if we were going to make it...AND HERE WE ARE!

#Margaritas, #cocktails, #beer and #MexicanFOOD & #churros!

Come Celebrate with us!
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Gift a culinary experience to mom! Bring her to "La Catrina" for Breakfast-Brunch. Traditional dishes filled full of flavor and love. Plus sweet churros for dessert 😋

#catrinachurros #cafe #churro #desserts #foodie #foodporn #instafood #cake #foodphotography #shoplocal #smallbusiness #ottawa #delicious #yummy #food #foodstagram #desserttable #tortas #paninis #tresleches #margaritas #sandwiches #MexicanSandwich #piñacolada #tequila #mezcal #brunch #bywardmarket #breakfast
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Have you tried our Mexican Food?

We specialize in Mexican food from Yucatan. Full of flavours.

Brunch and Lunch, 10:30-3pm

✳️Panuchos
✳️Brazo de Reina
✳️Huevos Motuleños
✳️Tostadas Campechanas
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Our musician is ready!

Come and enjoy some live music while enjoying some churros, Mexican food and drinks 🍺🍹
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Cochinita Poutine!!!

Try it tomorrow, I have no words...is sooooo good 🙂
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Book your calendar! We will have a surprise show on May 23 at night!

More info coming up soon!
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Not all Mexican Food is Tacos 🌮

Try our food from Yucatan on weekends 10:30 to 3pm and this Cinco de Mayo (regular hours) + 5 Mexican beers for $30!

Delicious and Fresh.

If you like spicy, don't be shy and ask for our Habanero salsa made in house 🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️🌶️
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Last day of #poutinefest. Come try all your favorites and wrap it up with a #churropoutine.

Located at the City Hall.
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This weekend find out delicious churros at the #OttawaPoutineFest at the City Hall ...

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Panucho Yucateco <3! Feel in Mexico with the taste of this traditional dish. 😋😋

#catrinachurros #cafe #churro #desserts #foodie #foodporn #instafood #cake #foodphotography #shoplocal #smallbusiness #ottawa #delicious #yummy #food #foodstagram #desserttable #tortas #paninis #tresleches #margaritas #sandwiches #MexicanSandwich #piñacolada #tequila #mezcal #yucatan #panuchos #traditionalfood
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This weather calls for a Yo-yo S'mores

Crunchy churro, Nutella filling, roasted marshmallows...what else can you ask?

Visit us today, 4 pm to 10 pm
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Is it summer yet?

We certainly feel like it is!

Ice cream churro bowl...the best of the best.

Try it today.
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Try our "Red Margarita", delicious and refreshing drink.

Hibiscus flower + lime juice + mezcal.

Try it now 🙂
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Marshmallows + Chocolate + Dulce de Leche & Churros= Churro Poutine!!!!! 💞💕💞

A piece of art 🙂

#catrinachurros #cafe #churro #desserts #foodie #foodporn #instafood #cake #foodphotography #shoplocal #smallbusiness #ottawa #delicious #yummy #food #foodstagram #desserttable #tortas #paninis #tresleches #margaritas #sandwiches #MexicanSandwich #piñacolada #tequila #mezcal
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We are ready at the Horticultural Building for the #TamalFestival

Try our Yucatan style tamales !
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Be adventurous and try our Yucatecan dishes from the south east of Mexico.

Saturdays and Sundays.

Huevos Motuleño
Panuchos
Yucatecan Tamal ( Brazo de Reina)
Tostadas de Cochinita
Papadzules
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This weather calls for a Latte.

Ask for a shot of flavour to personalize your latte.
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