Que Pasa? Mi Mexico II es El Vaquero Cuarto o Cinco. Que Lastima.
Posted by cmh gourmand on July 17, 2007
My favorite Mexican restaurant in the 1990’s was Cancun on Maple Canyon – they had the best Mole Enchilada ever. Since that restaurant changed hands 5-6 years ago – I have been adrift, trying to find a favorite Mexican eatery. I usually hit El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant on Olentangy River Road by default.
I was ready to mix things up and I had a Entertainment 2007 coupon for Mi Mexico – (listing two locations) – that was $7 off so I made my run to the border (outside of 270 for me).
Mi Mexico II
375 Stoneridge Ln (just east of Hamilton Rd.)
Upon arrival, we were seated quickly and presented with a menu that looked just like El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant. I figured that the restaurants must use the same printing company. As I studied the menu more – everything was the same. Then I noticed some familiar chairs in the corner. I finally had to ask my server.
As it turns out El Vaquero bought Mi Mexico II about 1 year ago. However, the original (and to my recollection, incredibly yummy) Mi Mexico on East Main St still has the same owner and original recipes. So you can’t fight fate. El Vaquero 4 or 5 (there seem to be at least three others in Columbus) did accept the Mi Mexico coupon. The meal was good (El Vaquero always is – I think they put crack in their white cheese) but my heart was set on Mi Mexico. That is for some other time.
Any thoughts on the best Mexican in town? (Initial comments include Las Margaritas on Henderson Road, La Casita on Bethel and Cazuela’s, north of campus).