mexican in columbus?
Hey hounds - I've been in Columbus for a while, but still haven't found any decent Mexican food (aside from a couple taco stands). Any suggestions?
Have you tried La Casita on Bethel? It is not as good as it used to be (they Americanized the menu), but is still pretty good.
El Arepazo is a pretty good Venezuelan place downtown that also has some Mexican food. It is on Pearl Alley across from the Capitol.
And if you are drunk and it is after midnight, it is hard to beat La Bamba "Burritos As Big As Your Head" near campus.
I like El Vaquero - they have several restaurants in Columbus, and their food is more Tex-Mex, but the service is great and the prices are reasonable. I also agree on La Casita. If you drive on West Broad Street between 270 and the Hilltop neighborhood, there are a number of food carts set up daily that have great tortas and the like. All of West Broad is a great resource for Mexican food - there is an excellent grovery behind Westland mall and there are a lot of little hole-in-the-wall restaurants that I want to try.
La Fogata in Pickerington (Columbus suburb - right off of 70 east) is very good, many people travel to go to it. It seems authentic - for example, they don't serve cheese with certain items unless you ask for it. Their mild/medium is hot to me, etc.
Here's their website: http://www.lafogatagrill.com/