Iguanas facilities made-from-scratch Mexican dishes

Iguanas Fresh Mexican Grill is rocking a guac — among other south-of-the-border fare — in Lewis Center.

The eccentric restaurant, with an importance on quick, made-to-order meals, takes over a former Koohinar Indian Cuisine storefront during 76 W. Powell Road, usually easterly of Route 23.

Owned by Omar Garcia, his wife, Abigail Ramirez, and Joel Aguirre, Iguanas is gratifying though low-key, seating 92 in a building in an area mostly dominated by sequence restaurants.

The signature plate is fish tacos — pieces of beer-marinated tilapia that are boiled though not breaded, surfaced with red cabbage, pico de gallo and drizzled with a tawny “secret sauce.” It is served with chips, salsa, rice and beans, as are all entrées.

The 11 salsas, trimming from amiable to additional spicy, are done in-house.

“We have a salsa for everybody,” Garcia said. “We worked a lot on this menu, any dish, any salsa. We did a lot, relating a right salsa with a right dish.”

There are no microwaves and usually a tiny freezer, he said.

All dishes are done to order, including a corpulent guacamole, Garcia said. A mango choice also is available.

One of a residence favorites is a elote, uninformed steamed corn that is rolled in cojita cheese.

The menu will have a informed ring to fans of Mexican cuisine: quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas. There are 3 tortas done with fresh, internal bread — carne asada or chicken, machaca (beef and eggs) and seafood (fish or shrimp).

While many of a food is mild, there are a few sharp choices, such as a tacos diablo, where a beef or seafood is sautéed with habanero peppers.

Most particular equipment are labelled $11 and less, and all are accessible during a drive-thru window.

Garcia pronounced he’s gratified with a storefront, that has seen a series of operators come and go over a final decade.

“I consider we’re in a good location,” he said. “People usually need to know we’re here. We’re adult for a challenge. We’re bringing in opposite kind of food to a people.”

Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday by Thursday and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For some-more information, call 614-987-7351.

Downtown diner

The Woodbury, billed as an civic caf� portion breakfast all day, is formulation a open opening during a 223 E. Town St. development.

In further to homespun fare, a Woodbury will offer wine, cocktails and qualification beer.

The Woodbury, owned by genuine estate investment association Bluestone Brothers, will be operated by Olde Towne Partners, whose portfolio of restaurants includes Olde Towne Tavern, a Walrus Kitchen Public House, Corner Stone Craft Beer Wine and Pecan Penny’s, a grill corner located in a aged Ray Johnson Seafood Market, 111 E. Main St.

Howdy neighbor

Siblings Atlas Tavern and Wings Over Columbus are formulation a open opening during a Pointe during Polaris.

Patrick Daly, owners of a dual concepts, pronounced Atlas will specialize in hand-crafted sandwiches, burgers and salads. Among a rough lineup: pot roast, primary rib and schnitzel sandwiches, a duck Parmesan hurl and burgers done from hand-ground beef.

Wings Over Columbus, meanwhile, will occupy a space subsequent door. With another plcae on Lane Avenue, a grill offers 30 flavors of normal and weak wings.

Daly and Dave Ruhl also possess a Carvery sandwich emporium Downtown.

For a obit file

MCL Restaurant Bakery, 76 E. Schrock Road.

Dispatch grill contributor Gary Seman Jr. can be reached during onrestaurants@dispatch.com.




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