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

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

Add chicken, beef, crispy shrimp or veg medley

Quesadilla Sofia

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

Fiesta Fries

fries topped with seasoned ground beef or veg medley , shredded cheese, sour cream & guacamole    + add queso sauce 1.99

Queso Fries

fries topped with queso sauce


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

Chicken Wings & Fries

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

Cauliflower “Wings” & Fries

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

Chips & Salsa Fresca or spicy mango salsa 

Chips & Guacamole

Chips & Queso Sauce

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

Barbacoa Beef

Guacamole, pickled onion, radish, cilantro, jalapeno, lime


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


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

Cantina Burger

Queso sauce, refried beans, guacamole, crispy jalapeños / upgrade to vegan Beyond Meat patty  0.99

Banquet Burger

beef patty, bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato

Club Wrap

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

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…18.99

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

Meat Lover’s…17.49

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

French Toast & Eggs…16.49

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…16.49

Two eggs with your choice of bacon, ham, sausage or fresh fruit. Choose pancakes: plain, banana, blueberry or chocolate chip    + add toast  2.99   + add 100% Canadian maple syrup 1.99

— Breakfast Favourites —

+ includes bottomless coffee or tea, served with home fries & baked beans / or upgrade coffee to a cappuccino, cafe au lait or moccaccino  1.49

Zak’s BIG Breakfast…13.49

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

The Breakfast Club…17.49

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

French Toast Sandwich…16.49

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…15.99

English muffin, back bacon, hollandaise sauce

Eggs Florentine…15.99

English muffin, spinach, hollandaise sauce

Mexi Benny..15.99

English muffin, bacon, queso sauce

— Omelettes —

served with home fries, toast & baked beans

Zak’s Omelette…17.49

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

Lumberjack Omelette…17.49

bacon, ham, sausage, smoked meat, cheddar

3 Cheese Omelette…15.99

Jack, Cheddar & mozzarella

Greek Omelette…15.99

bacon, feta, tomato, spinach, red onion

Western Omelette…15.99

ham, green pepper, onion

Veggie Deluxe…15.99

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


— Healthy Breaky —

Fruit Salad…13.49

California Diner Salad…14.49

fresh fruit served with yogurt, dried fruit, nuts & honey

Egg White Platter…13.99

Scrambled egg whites, fresh fruit, baked beans, cottage cheese & toast

— The Sweet Side —

all served with 100% Canadian maple syrup
+ side of fruit salad…3.49

Nutella Slam…18.99

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

Pancakes (4)…13.99

Blueberry, banana, chocolate chip or plain

Bacon Pancakes (4)…15.99

French Toast…13.99

Extra thick Texas toast

— Desayunos Cantina —

Huevos divorciados…15.99

two sunny side up eggs over corn tortillas topped with refried beans, guacamole, half ranchero sauce half salsa verde, feta cheese & sour cream

Breakfast Burrito…15.99

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

— Sides —


Bacon, ham or sausage…3.99

One pancake…3.99

Two pancakes…6.99

One slice of French toast…3.99

Side toast…2.99

White, brown, rye, sourdough or pumpernickel

Gluten free toast…3.99

— Upgrades —

Breakfast Poutine…3.99

Poutinize your home fries with cheese curds & hollandaise

Exchange your home fries for:

Fruit …2.99

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 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 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

Cantina side salad



Salsa Fresca

Spicy mango salsa 

Queso Sauce



With butterscotch sauce

Deep Fried Ice Cream

With chocolate sauce, butterscotch & whipped cream

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



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 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