Columbus Mexican Restaurant Poll

by Maureen McCabe on November 28, 2007

tacoI did a poll over a year ago on Mexican restaurants in Central Ohio on the original Columbus Best Blog (now called Discover Columbus) when I found a blog where someone who’d relocated to Columbus from Southern California wrote:


“1) The Mexican food here SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. Awful.”


The here being Columbus. In response I posted My 10 Favorite Columbus Mexican Restaurants.


The problem with the poll on Discover Columbus is I can’t open the results anymore. Almost 50% of the results are “other” and I can’t open it… It is a popular entry on that blog even a year later so I’m trying to recover the account that the poll is on…


I eat a lot of Mexican food. I am an addict. I try to order it more healthy because I know all the melted cheese and sour cream is not healthy and not necessarily authentic. Some on the list here are very authentic.  Others aren’t.   Vote for your favorites.  I have trouble choosing just one personally.


It’s a year later, restaurants come and go in Central Ohio… so I’ve done a new poll for this blog with an “other” in case I’ve missed your favorite… anyone visiting from Phoenix, Tucson, Southern California or elsewhere sit on your hands this is a poll about Mexican Restaurants in Central Ohio. Anyone who owns or operates a Mexican Restaurant in Central Ohio… don’t vote please. Gracias.

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December 14, 2007 at 05:16 pm


1 lucy January 24, 2008 at 03:18 pm

I am from mexico and we do not eat melted cheese and sour cream!!!! you was eating tex -mex food, not an a mexican food.

2 Maureen McCabe January 24, 2008 at 05:04 pm


Sorry Lucy we got, what we got in Central Ohio. We eat it the way they serve it. They serve it with melted cheese and sour cream to satisfy our taste. I try to make myself say no cheese and no sour cream… not because I don’t love cheese or sour cream or not because it is not tasty and satisfying and certainly not because it is not authentic. I try to make myself just say no because of the fat content.

I don’t believe that melted cheese and sour cream are the only things that make Tex Mex different. I don’t like Tex Mex. On the Border is Tex Mex. There was a Tex Mex place on the south end of Clintonville for years… La Talita?

As I understand it most Mexican Restaurants in the US have Americanized Mexican food with sour cream and lots of melted cheese. I don’t believe that what El Vaquero, La Hacienda Real. Casa Fiesta, El Acapulo and La Casita is serving is Tex Mex.

I think what we find in Columbus is Mexican food Americanized by melting cheese over it and putting a dollop of sour cream on top.. and we have some Tex Mex Restaurants too.

It’s what we call Mexican food here because it would cost so much to put Americanized Mexican Restaurant on all the advertising…

I have eaten Mexican food in Mexico too. At the touristy places it has cheese melted over everything and sour cream… but they didn’t call it a Tex Mex food or even an Americanized Mexican food.

Thanks for the comment!

3 Maureen McCabe April 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

old poll!

Are there even any Casa Fiesta restaurants left?

I am trying to do a new poll for Cinco De Mayo.

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