Our Menu

We’ve recreated the Mexican Diner experience right here in the Byward Market. Complete with all the sights, sounds, and rich aromas that you would expect from Tex-Mex street food.

Appetizers AND Sharing Plates



Tortilla chips, shredded cheese, salsa fresca, black beans, jalapeño peppers, corn

Add chicken, pork, beef or veg picadillo


Cantina chicken, veg picadillo or ground beef, salsa fresca, black beans, shredded cheese, served with sour cream, guacamole & slaw

Drunken Flautas

Flour Tortillas filled with cheese, cantina chicken or veg picadillo  & refried beans, deep fried, served with avocado ranch dressing

Chicken Wings

choice of Franks Red Hot, enchilada, Cantina BBQ, salsa verde or honey-garlic sauce, served with tortilla chips & avocado ranch dressing

Chips & Salsa

Chips & Guacamole



Have just one…… or twenty!


Ground beef, lettuce, salsa fresca, shredded cheese, hard shell corn tortilla

Barbacoa Beef

Guacamole, chipotle sauce, cilantro, jalapeno, radish, lime


Deep fried haddock, slaw, chipotle sauce, jalapeño, flour tortilla

Salsa Verde Pulled Pork

Guacamole, pickled onion, radish, cilantro jalapeño


Veg picadillo, lettuce, salsa fresca, shredded cheese, hard shell corn tortilla

Main Dishes

Served with your choice of side: fries, chicken tortilla soup, salad, onion rings, sweet potato fries or upgrade to side nacho


Your choice of chicken or picadillo soy, flour tortilla, refried beans, rice, cheese, salsa fresca, topped with salsa roja & more cheese


Flour tortillas stuffed with your choice of Chicken, beef or veg picadillo  with cheese & black beans. Topped with house made enchilada sauce, cheese & sour cream

Chorizo Pogo

battered Mexican sausage with chipotle sauce

Cantina Burger

Veggie or beef patty, jalapeño, refried beans, salsa fresca, guacamole, lettuce, chipotle sauce

Banquet Burger

beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato

Club Wrap

flour tortilla, chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo


Weekend Brunch


Zak’s Big Breakfast

two eggs any style, bacon, sausage or fruit salsa, home fries, beans & toast (white, brown or rye)

Eggs in purgatory

two eggs poached in homemade rancheros sauce, topped with melted cheese, guacamole & sour cream. Served with home fries, fruit salsa & flour tortillas.

Breakfast Burrito

flour tortilla, scrambled egg, bacon, cheese, guacamole, refried beans, black beans, & salsa fresca. Served with home fries & fruit salsa.

Breakfast Tacos

three soft shell tacos filled with scrambled egg, cheese, guacamole, salsa fresca & lettuce. Served with home fries & fruit salsa.

Churro Waffles

homemade waffle topped with fruit salsa, cinnamon sugar & caramel sauce



Soup And Salads


Chicken Tortilla Soup

Cantina Salad

Lettuce, salsa fresca, feta, avocado ranch dressing or lime vinaigrette

Taco Salad

Flour taco bowl, ground beef or picadillo veg, lettuce, salsa fresca, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole

Burritos and Bowls


your choice of chicken, beef, pork or veg picadillo  with refried beans, rice, black beans, corn with refried beans, black beans, rice, corn, salsa, guacamole, shredded cheese

Served with fries, chicken tortilla soup, salad, onion rings, sweet potato fries / or upgrade to side nacho

Burrito Bowl

Your choice of meat (or veg picadillo ) with rice, lettuce, salsa fresca, guacamole, corn, black beans, avocado ranch dressing



Can only be ordered as add on to a dish



Sour Cream

Cantina side salad



Salsa Fresca

Side Nacho



With butterscotch sauce

Key Lime Pie

Deep Fried Ice Cream

With chocolate sauce, butterscotch & whipped cream

Zak's Famous Milkshakes
Chocolate / Mocha / Vanilla / Banana / Banana-chocolate / Strawberry  / Horchata / Avocado / Raspberry / Strawberry daiquiri / Pina colada / Margarita / Peach
Kids Menu

For kids 12 & under ~ includes a beverage (juice, milk or chocolate milk) & churros for dessert

Deconstructed Taco

Kids Quesadilla

Chicken or plain

Kids Burger

With side rice

Kids Macaroni






tequila, triple sec, fresh lime, agave, salt


tequila, lemonade, agave


rum, agave, mango, banana, pineapple, vanilla, coconut

Strawberry Daiquri

rum, strawberry, pineapple, lime


vodka, Clamato, bean juice, worcester, salt, pepper, tabasco

El Diablo Caesar

tequila, horseradish, darkside hot sauce, bean juice, Clamato, Worcestershire


Corona, Tabasco, Worcestershire, horseradish


tequila, lime, grapefruit jarritos soda


rum, fresh mint, lime







Draught Beer

Dos Equis | Canadian Coors Light | Labatt 50 | Kitchissippi Heller Highwater | Kitchissippi Radler | Zak’s Chela

Bottled & Canned Beer

Corona | Sol Modelo Especial Tecate | Dos Equis



Shot | Premium shot Banderitas | Lime, Tequila & Clamato shots | Flights

Sangria De La Casa

Glass (9oz)

White | Red

Pitcher (60oz)

White | Red

Non Alcoholic Beverages

Assorted Jarritos sodas


O.J. | lemonade | apple | cranberry


White1% | chocolate

Coke or Diet Coke

Iced Tea

Virgin Cocktails

Margarita | pina colada daiquiri | caesar







Barefoot | Pinot | Grigio | Enigma | Chardonnay | White | Haven | Sauvignon | Blanc


Barefoot | Merlot | Alamos | Malbec | Carnivore | Cabernet | Sauvignon


Gallo | Family | Vineyards | White Zinfandel