Lunada Mexican Grill & Cantina
3861 Park Mill Run Dr, Hilliard, OH 43026
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American
Parking: Lot, Private
Alcohol: Full Bar
Bike Parking: No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
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We went for dinner last night hoping to have one other Mexican restaurant we could go to that we liked. It was disappointing. There are 2 things that make or break a Mexican restaurant- good salsa and good margaritas- the salsa was ok, but not great- the chips not fresh, but at least warm when served. The house margarita tasted like grocery store mixer -too sweet and cheap tequila and not cold. A margarita should be served with lots of ice so it's very cold. The staff should know what sort of tequila is used in the margaritas- good tequila may have made this taste better, but I will never know as I was turned off and won't be going back. The restaurant was very clean and was busy which I was hoping meant the food would be good..I was wrong. The rice was too salty with no other flavors, the fish tacos had minced tilapia in them and not much of it. The menu was very expansive, however i would prefer a few really good signature dishes rather than a bunch of mediocre to not good at all. The service was slow which was surprising since there were many of them working last night. Wish someone would get Mexican right in Columbus other than Chile Verde. We won't stray again, Chile Verde your food and margaritas are the best in the area.
Having been a server for Lunada (and eating the food every day) I would say this is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. Although new I find it one of the few Mexican restaurants that holds to tradition and family friendly environments. As for the greater Columbus area, you will not find a better, more authentic restaurant then the Lunada. Nor will you find more customer oriented service.
I give the restaurant 5 Stars hands down. So if your looking for that true authentic mexican experience then this is the place for you
P.S. If you get the chance try the Carne Asada. For all who haven't had great experiences with the Carne then you haven't been to The Lunada.
This place was actually one of the BEST MEXICAN PLACES I've been to in a long, long time. After Don Pablo closed, and El Vaquero failed to help vegetarians like me, going to Lunada was like going back to my home in the South. The Service was great, we were immediately greeted, and all our questions were answered with ease. The servers were extremely hospitable and we had no problems. The Food was a flavor fiesta in my mouth, having the Chicken Faijitas, Dip Sampler, and my all time favorite of Mexican restaurants, the chips and salsa, Lunada can be assured that I'm coming back again soon....this time with a lot more friends!
I have been there numerous times, I can't complain of the servers that have served me, all of them have been very friendly. Great food, great place, and good prices. Its a very family oriented environment, my kids loved it. We are definitely going back soon!
My mother and I stopped by for lunch while shopping Christmas Eve ithe food and service was great. I can honestly say better than El Vaquero and you get a big bowl of the white conqueso dip...yummy! We will be spending New Years dinner here with a party of 9 can't wait for the rest of my family to try the food.