Condado

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Interviewee: Joe Kahn, owner
Location: 1227 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
 

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Joe Kahn, owner


 
Q | What are the most popular items on your menu? Why?
A | Our most popular items on our menu are the tacos because our guests custom create whatever flavor combination they want. The most popular protein is the root beer braised beef.
 
Q | Are there any items NOT on your menu that are staff favorites (that you’d be willing to serve up to any customer who asked)?
A | We have a taco we call the carb overload. It’s a double flour shell with butternut squash puree and a hard shell to make a double decker. Filled with rice, queso blanco, onions, black beans, guac and dirty sauce. And yes, we would be willing to make it for anyone who asked!
 
Q | You’re brand new to the Short North! Welcome to the neighborhood! What makes Condado special?
A | I think Condado is special because you can get a fresh custom-created taco (that’s huge) for $3 and $4 dollars. We also have a happy hour from 4pm to 7pm in the bar and bar area; tacos are $1 off and margs are half price. We serve tacos until 2am, 7 days a week! Plus, we are starting brunch in 2 weeks that has awesome breakfast tacos and bowls like biscuits and gravy, hash tacos, and dirty morning breakfast tacos.
 
Q | Does Condado mean something? Is it Spanish for “best tacos in Columbus?” :P
A | Condado is the equivalent of “county/town/borough/neighborhood” in Spanish.
 
Q | I have to admit…I didn’t eat tacos until I stopped in a couple weeks ago and had the Los Sanchos tacos. (And I’ve been back since because they are amazing!) How did you come up with such flavorful combos?
A | Glad you like the Los Sanchos tacos! I eat a lot of tacos and the ones I like I put on the custom create menu.
 
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Los Sanchos tacos


 
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Joe’s version of a build your own taco (it’s vegetarian and oh so pretty!)


 
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The middle one is the current special taco: the Hanger Steak taco (steak marinated in a ginger brine, flour shell, butternut squash/chipotle puree, hard shell, roasted peppers and onions, smoked gouda, sundried tomato, herb pesto)


 
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Wild Mushroom Queso is the current queso special!


 
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Have you ever heard of pomegranate guac?! It is actually pretty fantastic!


 
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Strawberry margarita – soooo classic.


 
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El Diablo margarita (don’t ask me what’s in it – just go try it!)


 
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Food porn for sure.


 
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How to order!


 
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#tacotoucher?!


 
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Delicioso? I concur.


 
SOOO excited to see what this brunch is all about!
 

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