Table Talk: Iguanas climbs into marketplace with fish tacos, uninformed fare

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

The eccentric restaurant, that emphasizes quick, made-to-order meals, has taken over a former Kohinoor Indian Cuisine storefront during 76 W. Powell Road, usually easterly of U.S. Route 23 in Delaware County.

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

Iguanas has no microwaves and usually a tiny freezer, Garcia said, so all dishes are done to order, including a corpulent guacamole. A mango choice also is available.

Fish tacos are a signature dish. Pieces of beer-marinated tilapia are boiled though not breaded, surfaced with red cabbage and pico de gallo and drizzled with a tawny “secret sauce.”

As entrees, they are served with chips, salsa, rice and beans.

Iguanas’ 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.”

The menu facilities all forms of Mexican cuisine, including quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas and several options for tortas done with fresh, internal bread — carne asada or chicken, machaca (beef and eggs) and seafood (fish or shrimp).

A residence favorite is elote, uninformed steamed corn that is rolled in cotija cheese.

Although many of a food is mild, a few sharp choices are available, such as a tacos diablo, in that a meats or seafood are sauteed with habanero peppers.

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

Garcia pronounced he is gratified with a storefront, that has been used by a series of operators over a past 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. Sundays by Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For some-more information, call 614-987-7351.

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

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

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

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Sibling restaurants Atlas Tavern and Wings Over Columbus are slated for a open opening during a Pointe during Polaris, 8900 Lyra Drive in Columbus.

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

Wings Over Columbus, meanwhile, will be subsequent door.

The restaurant, that has another plcae on Lane Avenue, offers 30 flavors of normal and weak wings.

Daly and Dave Ruhl also possess a Carvery sandwich emporium in downtown Columbus.

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MCL Restaurant Bakery, 76 E. Schrock Road, has closed.

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