Top Taco Truck Taqueria Los Guachos Opens A Sit-Down Restaurant

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
The taco platter at Los Guachos.

The taco platter at Los Guachos. Photo by Steve Stover.

Have you been wanting to taste the great food and fun of a taco truck without eating standing up? We have just the place for you!

Taqueria Los Guachos, one of the most popular taco trucks, which was highlighted in a blog post by national food writer Michael Ruhlman, has a brick and morter optio just off. Los Guachos is open late, and it seems to always be busy.

The expansive menu includes a wide range of Mexican offerings: tacos, quesadillas, tortas (Mexican sandwiches), burritos, huraches (“Mexican pizza”), and the more unusual “volcanes” (open face corn tortillas with meat), and “juanas” (with flour tortillas).

The signature meat is the unique “al pastor,” pork slow-cooked on a vertical spit, like a gyro, and sliced off of the spit. Other meats include steak (asada), Mexican sausage (chorizo), tripe (tripa), beef brisket (suadero), beef tongue (lengua), chicken (pollo); there is also a fish taco. There are also salads and vegetarian items.

On our most recent visit, we shared and enjoyed a taco al pastor, a cheese quesadilla, and a new item, a burrito enchilada style, a large burrito with choice of meat, side of chips, covered with mild enchilada sauce and melted cheese.

Photo by Steve Stover

The burrito platter at Los Guachos. Photo by Steve Stover

Taqueria Los Guachos has a casual dining room with large wood chairs; there are bowls of limes, marinated onions, and peppers on the tables. Prices are very low for a sit-down restaurant with food of this quality: tacos range from $1.50 to 2, quesadillas range from $3 to 4, and burritos are $6.

Taqueria Los Guachos, 5221 Godown Road, Columbus, OH 43225. 614-538-0211. Open daily from 11 am to midnight. More information is available at

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Steve Stover is passionate about food. He has taught cooking with Rich Terapak for more than 31 years, and has reviewed restaurants and judged cooking for more than 25 years. He currently teaches cooking at the Franklin Park Conservatory after stints at La Belle Pomme at Lazarus, Columbus State, Sur la Table, and Faire la Cuisine. In addition, he frequently cooks for charity events and speaks to community groups all over Central Ohio. Steve had a weekly restaurant and food commentary program 610 WTVN AM radio from 1996 to 2008. From 1992 to 2004, Steve was the Ohio editor for Zagat Survey, edited five Zagat Survey Ohio editions, and was a contributing editor for several editions of Zagat Survey America’s Top Restaurants. Steve is currently a contributor to Edible Columbus magazine, and a regular guest on WOSU’s Allsides with Ann Fisher. In "real life," Steve retired in January 2012 as the Legislative Counsel for the Ohio State Bar Association, and is involved in numerous community activities.