If you are looking for an AUTHENTIC Mexican dining experience in Columbus, run - DO NOT WALK - to Playa Largo! (To give you a clue as to how authentic this restaurant is, the menu is in Spanish and the clientele when I was there was almost entirely of Hispanic or Latino descent.) Absolutely excellent and quite delicious mix of tasty home-style cooking, as well as traditional American/Mexican "fusion" dishes and very near gourmet grade Mexican dishes. Service is at a relaxed pace, and food was served by several members of the cooking staff when I dined there with a friend. Having lived previously in both Texas and Southern California, this humble establishment was exactly what I had been missing! Not for everyone if you prefer familiar Americanized Mexican served at lunch-hour pacing, but If you are somewhat adventurous in your eating preferences, try Playa Largo. You will NOT be disappointed.
The Northstar Cafe is my favorite Easton pre-movie dining experience. Northstar's excellent menu selections are complemented by the urban trendy atmosphere. Someday I'll rouse myself early enough to try their tempting breakfast menu (e.g. prosciutto and poached eggs, sweet potato and turkey hash, mushroom frittata) but to date I've tried only their sandwich menu. On my latest visit, I had the chicken and avocado sandwich. The roasted red pepper and argula are perfect complements to the flavorful chicken. Having survived a 32-year meatless period and countless lousy veggie burgers, I feel qualified to declare the Northstar Burger (meatless) among the best I've tasted. Add a nice selection of draft and bottled beer, and you'll have the nutrients essential to complete the walk to the movie theater. Michael Armstrong, Bexley, Ohio
I am surprised to find this place with such low ratings...and I tend to be pretty critical overall. Still, I generally only review places that I'm happy with because I don't enjoy being negative. You'd have to really mess up to make me give you one star. I'm just good-natured like that :) However, I've only been there once so maybe my pleasant experience was just a fluke. The pulled-pork sandwich I had was great, and I left with a smile on my face. I am looking forward to checking it out again in the near future! I didn't check the dates on past reviews, but I'm really hoping that the place just experienced some hiccups in their early days and have since overcome them.