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

Nachos Calvin 15.49

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

Add chicken, beef, crispy shrimp or veg medley

Quesadilla Sofia 15.99

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

Flautas  11.49 (2) / 16.49 (4)

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

Chicken Wings & Fries 15.49

choice of Franks Red Hot, BBQ, or honey-garlic sauce

Cauliflower “Wings” & Fries. 14.99

choice of Franks Red Hot, BBQ or honey-garlic sauce

Chips & Salsa Fresca or spicy mango salsa   9.49

Chips & Guacamole10.49

Taco Platter


– Served with your choice of side: fries, chicken tortilla soup, salad, onion rings or sweet potato fries / all tacos except Gringo are made on a soft corn tortilla 


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


Deep fried haddock, guacamole, pickled onion, radish, cilantro, jalapeño, lime

Chicken Tacos

spicy mango salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, crunchy 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

Chimichanga. 17.99

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

Banquet Burger 16.99

beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato

All Day Breakfast

— Blue Plate Breakfast —

+ Includes bottomless coffee or tea & a small juice / or upgrade coffee to a cappuccino, cafe au lait or moccaccino

The Great Canadian…19.99

Two eggs, sausage, Canadian bacon, home fries, baked beans, toast & one pancake with 100% Canadian maple syrup

Meat Lover’s…18.49

Three eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, home fries, baked beans & three slices of toast

French Toast & Eggs…17.49

two eggs any style, your choice of bacon, ham, sausage or fruit & French toast made with extra thick Texas toast

 + add toast  2.99  + add 100% Canadian maple syrup 1.99   

Pancakes & Eggs…17.49

Two eggs with your choice of bacon, ham, sausage or fresh fruit. Choose pancakes: plain, banana, blueberry or chocolate chip    + add toast  3.49   + add 100% Canadian maple syrup 2.49

— Breakfast Favourites —

+ includes bottomless coffee or tea, served with home fries & baked beans / or upgrade coffee to a cappuccino, cafe au lait or moccaccino  2.49

Zak’s BIG Breakfast…14.49

Top Seller!Two eggs any style with toast & your choice of bacon, sausage, ham or fruit

The Breakfast Club…18.49

Fried egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese & mayo

French Toast Sandwich…17.49

two fried eggs, bacon, ham & Swiss cheese in French toast  + add 100% Canadian maple syrup 1.99   

— Zak’s Benedicts —

served with baked beans & home fries

Eggs Benny…16.99

English muffin, back bacon, hollandaise sauce

Eggs Florentine…16.99

English muffin, spinach, hollandaise sauce


— Omelettes —

served with home fries, toast & baked beans

Zak’s Omelette…18.49

Bacon, Swiss, tomato, green peppers, onion, spinach & mushrooms

Lumberjack Omelette…18.49

bacon, ham, sausage, smoked meat, cheddar

3 Cheese Omelette…16.99

Jack, Cheddar & mozzarella

Greek Omelette…16.99

bacon, feta, tomato, spinach, red onion

Veggie Deluxe…16.99

swiss, spinach, green pepper, mushroom, tomato, onion

— The Sweet Side —

all served with 100% Canadian maple syrup
+ side of fruit salad…3.99

Fruit Salad…14.49

Nutella Slam…19.99

two eggs, bacon, ham & sausage, one pancake & one piece of French toast topped with strawberries, banana & Nutella

Pancakes (4)…14.99

Blueberry, banana, chocolate chip or plain

French Toast…14.99

Extra thick Texas toast

— Desayunos Cantina —

Breakfast Burrito…16.99

scrambled egg, bacon, cheese, guacamole, refried beans, black beans, & salsa fresca in a flour tortilla

— Sides —


Bacon, ham or sausage…3.99

One pancake…4.49

Two pancakes…7.49

One slice of French toast…4.49

Side toast…3.49

White, brown, rye, sourdough or pumpernickel

Gluten free toast…4.49

— Upgrades —

Breakfast Poutine…4.49

Poutinize your home fries with cheese curds & hollandaise

Exchange your home fries for:

Fruit …3.49

Burritos and Bowls


your choice of chicken, beef 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…16.49

Your choice of chicken, beef or veg medley  with rice, lettuce, salsa fresca, guacamole, corn, black beans, avocado ranch dressing


Can only be ordered as add on to a dish


Sour Cream…2.49

Cantina side salad…3.49



Salsa Fresca…2.49

Spicy mango salsa…2.49



Try one of our yummy desserts,  they’re Huge!


topped with: hot fudge, blueberry or strawberry sauce

Rocky road brownie  8.99

dripping with hot fudge, marshmallows & nuts,  served with vanilla ice cream   • contains peanuts •

Deep Fried Mars Bar   8.99

wrapped in filo, served with a scoop of ice cream, chocolate sauce & whipped cream

Ice Cream  4.99

2 scoops: chocolate, vanilla or strawberry    


— Add Nutella to any dessert 2.49  

Soup And Salads

Chicken Tortilla Soup…7.99

Cantina Salad…8.99

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

Taco Salad…16.49

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

Zak's Famous Milkshakes

Chocolate / Mocha / Vanilla / Banana / Banana-chocolate / Strawberry  / Horchata / Maple / Raspberry / Strawberry daiquiri / Pina colada / Margarita / Peach

Vegan Shakes (made with frozen banana base)

banana mango • banana mocha • banana chocolate • banana chocolate peanut butter   


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

From The Bar

— Beer Cans & Tall Boys— 

Heineken  7 | Keiths 7  | PBR 5 |  Canadian 6   | Sol   6  |  Coors Light 6 Beaus Lugtread 6

— On Tap —

Domestic Glass [16oz] 6.74 Pitcher 19.49

Beyond The Pale:  Clean Cut Kolsch  / Aromatherapy American IPA / Pink fuzz ( grapefruit wheat beer)

Kitchisippi: Heller Highwater / Kitchissippi 1855


—Cocktails 7.99

Zak’s Caesar – Vodka, Tabasco, Worcestershire & Clamato
Piña colada – Rum, house pina colada mix, lime
Strawberry Daiquiri  Margarita – (choice of frozen or on the rocks) lime, triple sec, tequila, salt
Sangria – Glass [9oz]   6.99     Pitcher [60oz]   24.99 / White or Red
Margarita – (choice of frozen or on the rocks) lime, triple sec, tequila, salt

—Wine 5.99 (5oz glass)  | 18.99 1/2 L | Bottle 27.99 

Vineland Cabernet Franc
Vineland Chardonnay     


Palm Bay 6.75 – Ruby Grapefruit or Pineapple Mandarin
White Claw   7 – Lime, Mango, Black Cherry


— Non Stop Pop— 2.99 

Pepsi  Diet Pepsi  7up  Ginger Ale  Dr. Pepper  Root Beer  Orange Crush  Iced tea  Cream Soda

— Juices — 2.99

Orange  Apple  Pineapple  Grape Fruit  Cranberry  Tomato


—Lemonade — 3.99

—Slushies — 3.50

Mango  Raspberry  Lemon Lime  Peach  Strawberry  Pina Colada

—Coffee or Tea 6.99  

—Smoothies — 7.49

Banana pineapple frozen yogurt orange juice and your choice of: Mango, Strawberry or Blueberry