Choose from Three Options
- C$11 for C$20 worth of Mexican and Canadian food and drinks at dinner for two
- C$22 for C$40 worth of Mexican and Canadian food and drinks at dinner for four or more
- C$12 for C$20 worth of Mexican and Canadian food and drinks at dinner for take-out or pickup
- See the menu.
Southern Cross Grill on Queen
At Southern Cross Grill on Queen, Chef Ashley Johnson draws from all over the world to create her menu. She layers corn tortillas with grilled chicken, chickpeas, cheese, and roasted-red-pepper cream sauce, calling the invention Mexican Lasagna. She glazes North Atlantic salmon with maple syrup and roasts it atop a cedar plank to soak up the woody flavors. She slow-smokes pork belly right out on the restaurant's patio, pulling the meat, dressing it with barbecue sauce and dijon aioli, and piling it high onto buns.
Although international influences abound on the menu, the decor celebrates all things local. The walls boast an array of black-and-white pictures—which are available for purchase—snapped by two Ottawa photographers. The images show off the city's landscape, reinterpreting it through the use of interesting angles, high-contrast elements, and extreme close-ups of otherwise mundane things such as brickwork or passing UFOs.