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La Bamba Closed - Qdoba Opens In Their Place

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  • #499914
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    hivner1 said:
    Heirloom Cafe in the Wexner Center is excellent, but probably not a part of your criteria for the High St experience. The two stars of Campus, in my opinion, are Diaspora and Commonwealth (if you call that campus).

    Commonwealth: https://www.columbusunderground.com/review-commonwealth-sandwich-bar

    Diaspora: https://www.columbusunderground.com/review-diaspora-korean-japanese-restaurant

    Heirloom: https://www.columbusunderground.com/john-skaggs-opening-heirloom-cafe-at-the-wexner-center

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    How about Pera, Cazuela’s or J. Gumbo’s?

    Pera: https://www.columbusunderground.com/pera-brings-fresh-istanbul-food-to-university-district

    Cazuela’s: https://www.columbusunderground.com/review-cazuelas-grill

    J. Gumbo’s: https://www.columbusunderground.com/j-gumbos-adding-two-more-columbus-locations

    #499915

    carson1221
    Participant

    Word is Qdoba is taking over the space.

    #499916

    leftovers
    Member

    carson1221 said:
    Word is Qdoba is taking over the space.

    Meh, was thinking it would be a good fit for a local chain like Piada.

    #499917

    Anonymous

    I’d love to see a Fito’s resurrection.

    #499918
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    Now that we’ve officially derailed this thread, it’s time to reminisce. If I could play some games at Pink Flamingo, grab an amazing steamed bagel sandwich from Beekman’s, and go chill in the grime of Insomnia– I’d be thrilled to death and would spend a lot of time down there. As it is, now that I’m graduated, I’ll never go down there.

    bah, screw pink flamingo.. touchdown arcade was the spot.

    sad to hear about pizza by the slice.

    #499919

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    Flying Pizza/Pizza by the slice is way better than it was a few years ago. It’s not something worth traveling for, as with most things around campus, but if you want pizza and are on campus it’s a solid choice if you don’t like Adriatico’s.

    Pera always seems to have a good crowd, but I don’t think their food has any flavor. The only thing I really like is the babaganoush. It tasted a lot better when they were Ali Baba.

    Moy’s, some things at Amelea, Pizza Rustica and Gooeyz in the gateway, and a newer place around high and 9th called Yau’s Bistro are all worth checking out.

    #499920

    thirstychef
    Participant

    Cazuela’s food is generally on the gross side. However, their margaritas are strong.

    So drink before you eat, and everything will work out.

    #499921

    jOHnH
    Participant

    We can’t forget about PJ’s! The Fat Carnie, now that is a drunk meal.

    #499922

    DavidF
    Participant

    NerosNeptune said:
    Flying Pizza/Pizza by the slice is way better than it was a few years ago. It’s not something worth traveling for, as with most things around campus, but if you want pizza and are on campus it’s a solid choice if you don’t like Adriatico’s.

    Pera always seems to have a good crowd, but I don’t think their food has any flavor. The only thing I really like is the babaganoush. It tasted a lot better when they were Ali Baba.

    Moy’s, some things at Amelea, Pizza Rustica and Gooeyz in the gateway, and a newer place around high and 9th called Yau’s Bistro are all worth checking out.

    Yau’s isn’t new at all. It’s a hidden campus gem. I’ve been getting food from them since 2005. Their noodle soups are awesome goodness!

    #499923

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    ah thanks, for some reason I thought it was new. i guess because i never noticed it before, and they are all set up with iPads to put their orders in.

    noodle soup is definitely a strong point there!

    #499924

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    +1 Yau’s is great.

    #499925

    Mister Shifter
    Participant

    For those needing a Pizza By the Slice fix, Sal has been running Flying Pizza on Bethel Rd for quite some time. Still tastes identical to how it used to be on campus, same oregano/cheese shakers on the counter, etc.

    http://www.theflyingpizza.com/bethel/bethel.html

    #499926

    Roland
    Participant

    I had La Bamba’s once during a college road trip (Ball State mid 90’s). I remember it as a transcendent experience in my life. After a night of drinking, the locals took us there. We stumbled a few blocks, tripping over our own feet. Burritos bigger than your head. This is sounding better every minute. The walls were covered with crazy mural paintings that freaked me out. I don’t even remember what I ordered. I just refer to it as the best burrito I ever had.

    10 years later I move to Columbus. I went to La Bamba, stone sober, and ruined my college memory forever.

    #499927

    firecrackers
    Participant

    Beekman’s!!! Sometimes I think I would give up an appendage for just one more Camper Van.
    On a more topical note, Bamba’s horchata was delish- is there any place else on/near campus that serves it on the regular?
    Also giving a +1 to Flying Pizza on Bethel, the new place on High is just not the same.

    #499928

    Anonymous

    Bummer. I enjoyed La Bamba many times in college and definitely went to a rave in the basement space under the shop in 2000. Good times.

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