Written by: Steve Stover
Date: July 10, 2013
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.
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 losguachos.com.