About Us

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

Zak’s Cantina is located right in the heart of the historic Byward Market and a short stroll from Ottawa’s biggest attractions.

We’ve taken every classic detail of a genuine Mexican family restaurant—the decorations, the traditional foods, the energy and music and colour—and put it together to create Zak’s Cantina. Come relive the experience of the markets. Bring your family and your friends. Enjoy an unforgettable meal in the authentic Mexican bus that we’ve painstakingly recreated.

We’ve made sure you won’t miss a single detail of the genuine Cantina experience as you soak in the relaxed atmosphere, reconnect with your friends, celebrate with your family, and immerse yourself in Mexican culture.