5221 Godown Road, Columbus 43235 (just north of Bethel)
Open Sunday- Thursday: 11am-midnight, Friday- Saturday: 11am to 2.30am
After much anticipation, the new Los Guachos bricks & mortar restaurant has finally opened for business. Prior to this, Los Guachos had been one of the most popular taco trucks in town and they now join Super Torta in being part of an exclusive group that has expanded their mobile vending popularity into the realm of sit-down dining. As with Super Torta, they are continuing to operate their truck in its usual location as well.
The dining room at Los Guachos is small, seating perhaps 30, and was already packed and buzzing with activity at 2:30 in the afternoon on its second day of operation. You can, and might prefer to, call ahead for take out orders during peak hours.
Los Guachos’ new restaurant features all of the favorites from their truck – including their ‘very famous’ gringas and al pastor tacos – as well as an assortment of new menu items. If you want your al pastor to be spit-roasted, aim to get there after 4pm – before that al pastor is cooked on the grill.
New offerings include three burritos: El Favorito (a classic burrito), the Guacho Burrito (al pastor and pineapple) and a vegetarian burrito. They also have Juanas (sincronizadas) which are two grilled flour tortillas sandwiching melted cheese and meat – very similar to the quesadillas. There are four types of Alambres, messy but delicious make-it-yourself affairs, similar to fajitas with melted cheese. Another new addition is volcanes, a crispy corn tortilla with melted cheese and your choice of asada, al pastor or suadero.
Protein offerings are expanded as well, and now include asada (steak), tripa (tripe), lengua (tongue), suadero (steamed beef) and pollo (chicken). As well as sodas and water Los Guachos also offers horchata (rice water).
Los Guachos (the truck) is well known for its ‘buy-one-get-one’ Tuesdays. At least for now, the truck will be the only location offering that deal.
There is also a childrens’ menu with mini quesadillas and burritos.
Note – Los Guachos is reaching out to vegetarians with their veggie burritos and quesadillas.