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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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We have been in the churro business for more than 10 years, first with our cart @mr.churritos.ottawa and then with our cafe.

During this time we have improved out recipe bring new products, etc...all this while listening to our customers.

Now that we are in lockdown so we are officially launching our Frozen Churros so you can make them at home when you crave them!

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Vanillan iced coffee...perfect drink for this weather!

Open today until 10 pm.

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Get your kids into decorating their churros before eating them and the winner can color La Catrina!

Order the Kids' Kit now.

Open today for take out 4 to 10 pm.

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Dear churro lovers, we want to thank you for your continued support and we want to tell you, we need you now more than ever.

Good weather is here, our hope after a long winter...but we have to close dine in and our patio to keep you all safe.

We are doing our part, please support #smallbusinesses, it has been difficult for all of us.

Order online or come for take out. We are working in expanding our menu to be able to offer you more, but in the meantime we have delicious Mexican sandwiches, churros, coffees & more!

Thank you, thank you!

Ulises, Diana, Marco & Isabella

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Happy Easter to all of you!

Looking for some Easter-y churros? We got you covered!

This special edition is available for pre-orders so shoot is a DM to get yours.

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Churro Poutine, what else can you ask for?

While I have your attention, we all heard the news that starting this Saturday we will be OPEN just for Take-Out and delivery for a month.

We want to encourage you to place your orders online or by email (uortega@lacatrinachurros.com) we will make sure to serve you.

Thank you in advance for your support, we are still here thanks to you!

Stay safe!

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We customize our cakes as much as possible.

I can say that our 4 years old likes the churros plain and cakes with almost no frosting so we understood when our customer asked us for frosting just on top and not too much, plain churros, no sprinkles...

Happy birthday!

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We have a NEW package for #Easter.

Get your family decorate, have fun & enjoy our Churro Bites with some chocolate or dulce de leche sauce & two toppings!

Prefer now via DM or via our website www.lacatrinachurros.com

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Mini Churro cake! It started from a customer wanting the churro cake but just for 2...so the Mini version was created!

Want one? Send us a DM!

@bywardmarket @ottawatourism

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Happy 60th!!!

I just wanted to share this Churro cake we made for a customer!

And while I have you here, you know that Ottawa is on red zone. We can have only 10 ppl inside, which is not so different to our capacity before.

Please keep your distance, sanitize your hands at the entrance and keep 4 ppl per table.

Gracias and see you soon!

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Our favorite drink at home is Horchata, so we make it fresh and from scratch!

What is Horchata?? Horchata is a traditional Mexican drink made up of white rice soaked in water, it’s flavored with cinnamon and its sweetened with condensed milk.

Super refreshing and delicious...my mouth is already watering from making this post.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

To celebrate, we are OPEN today from 4- 8pm

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Did you know our churros use just FEW ingredients? And by few I mean 3 for the dough and then cinnamon and sugar.

They are lactose free, VEGAN and super delicious.

Vegan fillings? Sure, we have strawberry 🍓 and key lime 🍋

Visit us at 105 B Clarence St or order online!

www.lacatrinachurros.com

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Mini Churro Cake, custom order for a customer. You ask, we deliver!

Happy Birthday and enjoy the cake!

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We are open today for dine in and take out 4-10 pm.

Grab your churros!

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Looking for a tres leches cake? Shoot us an email or order online!

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St Patrick's Day Yo-yo!

Try our delicious yo-yo in a GREEN format! Yummy Pistachio spread inside.

Available this Weekend ONLY.

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Want some churro s'mores??? Come to La Catrina and pair it up with hot chocolate!!! Or a delicious Mexican coffee.

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Make us part of your traditions...

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Churros to go! We have the perfect snack for you this Sunday!

We are open for dine in and take out.

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Churro Bites with Dulce de leche...yum! Perfect snack for this snowy day.

We are open today for dine-in, take out and delivery!

Walk around the #ByWard market, go skating and then grab some #churros with #hotcholate, the NEW Winter Tradition!

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We are open on this beautiful day! Go to the canal and then come to @bywardmarket for your new #WinterTradition, churros & hot chocolate!

We are at 105 B Clarence St.

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We are hiring!?

Do you have experience working in a cafe or restaurant? Send us your resume at uortega@lacatrinachurros.com

Join our team! 🙂

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What a better way to say...

Happy Valentines Day to all of you!!

We thank you for your continued support!

Tip of the day: Skate at the Canal and come warm up with hot chocolate & churros.

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Out delicious, warm sandwiches (tortas) are on promotion this weekend.

Pick from chicken, beef, pork, ham and cheese, ham/cheese/salami.

Made with artisanal bread and just the finest ingredients.

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We all LOVE #poutine, well, what about a CHURRO poutine?

We do deliveries every day and Take out or Uber Friday to Sunday at La Catrina.
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The best way to celebrate you #Valentine is with churros!

Order for delivery or take out

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