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Southern Cross Restaurant - CLOSED

404 Queen St | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5A7, Canada
+1 613-230-0400
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good28%
  • Average34%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
404 Queen St | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5A7, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

If you want a place with higher grade tex-mex food, this is the place. They also have very original daily specials and the service is impeccable. Great if you reside at the Albert at Bay hotel next door.

Thank MAF17
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Wait staff in restaurant was fun, Tequila to start for real " Mexican " experience. Burritos were excellent ! Value for price paid was reasonable.

Thank Baseball_Fan09
Reviewed 6 August 2015

So this is Canadian Mexican food? Fajitas came swimming in 1/4 cup of oil but peppers were barely cooked. The shrimp had no discernible seasoning and the guacamole was like baby food. Tortillas were straight from the package and my husband's corn chips which came...More

Thank lakiew
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Dropped in during the slow period in the afternoon to kill a hour while we waited to check in at a nearby hotel. Waitress basically said "go wait in their restaurant then!" When she finally relented I ordered a glass of house red wine....for which...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Based on their menu selection, we thought we'd give this place a try, even though we had some misgivings as it's on the ground floor of a hotel. It wasn't busy on a pleasant Monday evening, so we got a very nice table outside. Service...More

1  Thank Rob W
Reviewed 24 May 2015

My husband and I travel frequently to Ottawa as we have family living there and frequently dine at this restaurant. This past week we went to participate in the Ottawa race weekend and dined there as is our habit and once again were so impressed...More

2  Thank MBernard_13
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Love all of their Mexican food. Great to have a Mexican place close to the office to go to for lunch. Staff was friendly and efficient. Would come back.

1  Thank jjoly
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Staying in Ottawa for business the Southern cross has become one of my favorites with great staff to a wonderful drink list, I must suggest the fish nachos but have also been around for a great breakfast including homemade pancakes, not a huge fan of...More

2  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

A great place to start the day in Ottawa! Amazing food, a wonderful atmosphere and very friendly staff!!! The portions were quite large but I couldn't stop from eating nearly the whole thing! My husband was able to save about half of his giant burrito....More

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 22 January 2015

located in the Radisson Lobster dip to start and fish and chips for dinner. Excellent food Recommend this place to anyone

1  Thank John M
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 404 Queen St | Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5A7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-0400
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