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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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Did you know we make our horchata in house?

Next time you come to visit, make sure you try it, it is so delicious!
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Viva Mexico!

To add to the festivities of our Independence Day, this Saturday at 7 pm the Ballet Aztlan @aztlan.mexico will join us to show some our folkloric dances.

Mexican beers &Tequila shots $5
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This Saturday, to celebrate Mexico's independence we will welcome the Ballet Aztlan @aztlan.mexico at La Catrina.

Come and celebrate with us while enjoying our folkloric dances.

Our drinks will be on promotion!
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Not sure if you all know, but we have a mobile churro cart to add your favorite dessert to any event!

Churros are a great addition to corporate events, birthdays, weddings or any occasion.
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Latte with Kahlua shot...loved it! ...

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Making delicious freshly made churros...

Come and pair them with Mexican hot chocolate!
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Hot chocolate season is here!

Our Mexican hot chocolate is made with milk, chocolate tablets and cinnamon.

Want it a bit thicker? Ask for the Spanish version.

Feeling adventurous? Add raspberry or mint flavors!
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Growing up Horchata was my favorite drink, back then we made it from a store bought sirop.

When we opened La Catrina I was determined to find a recipe to do it from scratch. We made it and it is even more delicious!

Now is my son's favorite drink 🙂

Have you tried our horchata?
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For this heat you should definitely try our churro bowls.

Ice cream is locally made by @themerrydairy , so delicious and smooth.

And to quench your thirst, just ask for a Jamaica, you won't regret it.
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Chugos...is a hot dog wrapped in a delicious churro.

Interesting mix of savory and sweet.

Try it today!
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Get ready for the "Big Boy"!! This jumbo churro can only be found in store

Don't miss out on this tasty mouthful!

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Thus is the hibiscus flower we just used to make our fresh Jamaica water.

Besides being super refreshing and tasty, hibiscus has many health benefits with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihypertensive properties.

Try it now 🌺
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Meet the real owners.

They enjoy churros, ice cream and horchata.

Come visit them when you are downtown.
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This heat makes me think of my home city, Merida.

That is why we offer a variety of refreshing drinks so you can cool off

Come and try them all 🙂

Oh...and we also have ice cream 😉
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La Catrina churros, 2 churros, 2 dipping sauces and a scoop of ice cream.

Great combination ☺️
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Do you like Fiesta??

It is finally Margarita season!!!!

Join us and try our Red Margarita made with hibiscus and Mezcal, so refreshing! 😉

#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 #margaritas #rum
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The yo-yos...one just with Nutella and the other one...yo-yo s'mores.

Open today 4-10

Come and enjoy in our patio
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Happiness is Nutella... Loads of Nutella, and better with a churro. 💓

If you like Nutella, ask us for our yo-yo and yo-yo smores!

#catrinachurros #cafe #churro #desserts #foodie #foodporn #instafood #cake #foodphotography #shoplocal #smallbusiness #ottawa #delicious #yummy #foodstagram #desserttable #tortas #paninis #tresleches #margaritas #sandwiches #MexicanSandwich #piñacolada #tequila #mezcal #nutella #smores #happiness #chocolate #lifeisgood
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We like art and good drinks.

Come and try the Gin line from Collective Arts.

Very refreshing for this summer days.
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Is that a churro???? Would you dare to try it?

This is happening in August!

Limited quantity so stay tuned!
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We take pride crafting your churros with love and care! Come in today and build the perfect churro for you! With a wide variety of sauces and delicious toppings, we guarantee your satisfaction each time.

#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 #lifeisgood #sweet #happiness
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Salt around the rim, tequila, lime & orange, juice, triple sec...shaken together...perfect Margarita in the rocks.

Come refresh yourself at La Catrina in the ByWard Market
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Hibiscus is a flower that makes a delicious cold tea.

In Mexico is very popular, it is very refreshing and great for you!

When you add Mezcal it makes the perfect Margarita!

We dare you to try it!
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What a perfect combination!

Our warm sandwiches plus a cold beer!

Grab the promotion!

Open Tuesdays to Sundays
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Our sandwiches are made hot on the grill.

They all have avocado, tomato and onion...except Cochinita sandwich.

Come and grab our promo of 2 sandwiches + 2 drinks ( soda or beer)
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This is a very interesting combination.

Sausage + churros + chipotle mayo

Must try!

While quantities last.... hurry!
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