Whether it's Taco Tuesday or not, there's always time for tacos and, of course, bae. Because, and correct us if we're wrong, everyone on the planet loves tacos, right? And if you're lucky enough to live in the capital, there are plenty of great Ottawa taco spots that make perfect date night locations (and, of course, they make some mean tacos, too).

So, if you're looking to impress your date with good food, tequila, and maybe even some churro donuts, then be sure to hit up these places on your next night out. With a variety of excellent authentic Mexican restaurants to choose from in the capital, you'll never have to wonder again where to go for your next lunchtime or dinner feast.

El Camino

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Mexican

Address: Multiple locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If taco date night definitely includes drinks for you, then be sure to check out El Camino. With incredible soft-shell tacos, amazing salads, and mouth-watering drinks, you and your chosen one are sure to have a good time. If you're feeling adventurous, why not try the ox tongue or Japanese eggplant tacos? Broaden your horizons!


Burrito Borracho

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Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 105A Clarence St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for an authentic night of Mexican dining, then Burrito Borracho is one to check out. From the food and drinks down to the dishes and decor, there is so much to love about this place. Since date night is a time for sharing, why not check out the taco flight which includes one of each meat taco on the menu?


Zak's Cantina

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Mexican street food

Address: 10 Byward Market Sq., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: With the absolute cutest decor, decent prices, and a taco platter that is too good to share, Zak's makes an ideal date night. You can mix and match three tacos and a side, so you don't have to waste much time trying to decide what to eat. You can even take a seat inside the bus to make your date night even cuter.


Yakko Takko

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Mexican street food

Address: 25 Hamilton Ave. N., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If fancy that sit-down restaurants aren't your idea of a good time, why not check out this adorable taco truck instead? You and your date can inhale some delicious tacos and then spend the rest of the date going for a walk or hanging outside. Keep in mind they typically close for the season sometime in November.


Corazon De Maiz

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Traditional homestyle Mexican

Address: 55 Byward Market Sq., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The two of you can enjoy charming and colourful decor while you munch on some of the tastiest tacos in the city. To top off the meal, be sure to try one of the Mexican sodas on offer, as well.


Toro Taqueria

Price: 💸💸💸

Cuisine: Tacos Guisado

Address: 210 Slater St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: With daily deals, a wide variety of tasty tacos, and adorable interior decor, your date will totally love this spot. They even have churro donuts on the menu, if you have room for dessert!


Mexis

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Mexican

Address: Dows Lake Pavillion, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: There may only be two tacos on the menu (plus a taco salad) but the atmosphere at Mexis (formerly Mexicali Rosas) screams date night. From their rooftop patio, you can enjoy a stunning view of Dows Lake while you eat. Hello, romance.


Big Rig Kitchen & Brewery

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Cuisine: Comfort food, pub fare

Address: Multiple locations, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: While not technically a taco place, Big Rig makes some of the best fish tacos in the city. They also offer braised short rib tacos that are simply to die for. Plus, you and your date can enjoy a wide selection of craft beers while you're here.


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