Columbus >Food & Dining > Chile Verde Cafe
4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH | Directions 4323540.068366 -83.092936
Monday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
So I made a reservation... – I've been going to Chile Verde for nearly 3 years as they're one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Columbus. On Cinco de Mayo I made a reservation for me and my special gal. When we arrived the place was crowded with people standing all over the place, it was obvious they were incredibly busy, which is to be expected on Cinco de Mayo. After the hostess greeted me I informed her I had a reservation for 6:30, she asked my name and then proceeded to locate it in the book. It was there. She then informed me my wait would be roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. "But you just crossed my name off the reservation list", I exclaimed. She then told me that they don't have "Reservations" for parties of 2, they are considered "call aheads". However, when I called in to make my "reservation" I was not told it was a pretend reservation because I only had 2 people. I was led to believe that I did in fact have a reservation. They couldn't have been any less understanding or accommodating, they truly didn't care at all that I had been told I had a reservation. Anyway, by then it was too late and waits were 1 hour+ everywhere else, too. We ended up going to Chipotle and it was delicious :)
I understand Chile Verde's situation was tough and the booth occupied by 2 people would spend less $ than a booth occupied by 4 or 5. It's a free market they made their choice. I too, will make mine; I will never again spend my hard earned money on Chile Verde's over-priced Chicken Fajitas!
I Want to Love Chile Verde, BUT... – I want to love Chile Verde. It is a cute little restaurant at the Carriage Place Plaza. I like the decor and it has nice atmosphere I've been there four or five times. I want to like it so much that every few years I give it another try. When I see them on the menu I I hope that the blue corn tortillas will be great. But frankly, I have always found the cuisine there to be mediocre. There is one exception to this. Occasionally they will have gazpacho on the menu. That is topnotch, but I'd have to eat several servings to feel like I've had a meal. I will probably continue to try the food every five years or so in hopes that it will someday live up to my expectations.
Ok but not best – Place is ok but nothing special.... there are 15 others just like it. Wish i could find awsome mexican restraunt...
Awesome food and Perfect Margaritas! – They have awesome, fresh food. They people there are always friendly. They have the worlds best margaritas and they are kid friendly. You couldn't ask for more! A million times better than Taco Bell! Totally worth the price for amazing food, services and drinks!
Best food in town – food is always fresh, and hs great flavor in every bite. The offer the best margiritas in town. one of columbuses true hidden gems
Awesome is the word for this restaurant – We love everything on the menu. Anyone who compares this wonderful food to Taco Bell is nuts. Taco Bell uses dog meat. We want to thank everyone for the great service, wonderful menu and look forward to many more visits.
NOT WORTH THE MONEY – O VER 28.00 FOR ME AND MY HUSBAND FOR LUNCH 2 BEEF BURRITOS AND A BOWL OF SOUP AND WATER TO DRINK, I WILL HONESTY SAY TACO BELL TASTE BETTER THAN OUR MEAL. WE WILL NOT GO THERE AGAIN, SAVE 22.00 AND EAT AT TACO BELL. MAKES A BETTER CHOICE.
Great margaritas and southwest cuisine – From the owner to everyone else who works there, the service is amazing. Go a couple of times, and you are sure to meet the owner Tom who might be the nicest owner of a restaurant in town.
The restaurant went through a renovation and doubled in size recently. They also added a chip warming machine and a glass chiller, so all of those reviews on cold chips can note that the owner listened!
Love the margaritas, and the food. I know you will never please the folks who came to Ohio from the Southwest, but hey, I just moved from Ohio to Oregon and I can't find what I'm used to in Ohio here either. It's life.
Wonderful fajitas – Fajita meat is excellent, service was wonderful -- salsa is chunkier than I would like but the main course more than made up for it.
The best TexMex restaurant in town – I typically dine out several times a week and my job requires to travel all over the country as well as overseas. That said, eating at Chile Verde is a staple for me. Whenever I am in town I always go to Chile Verde the first or second day I arrive. The food is superb and the service is outstanding. The variety is good and if you like hot/spicy food, I highly reccommend their green sauce.
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