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Chile Verde Cafe

4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-7264
614-442-6630
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Ranked #66 of 1,971 restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Dublin, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We like Mexican food on the spicy side and Chile Verde met the requirement. Generous portions, great staff. The chicken burrito with green sauce was excellent, recommend the sour cream and a lime shake up to cool you off! Get there early if you want to beat the crowd.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is great! They usually offer a "special" salsa of the day. Mango, tomatillo, etc... The food is amazing. I have never had a bad meal here. Always fresh and delicious. Get there early or there's a wait but it's worth the wait!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Chile Verde Cafe has been a long term favorite. The chips and salsa are homemade and excellent. All the main dishes offer a basis in traditional mexican fare, and then add a unique chef's twist on spicing and ingredients. A revised menu has just been added, and the new dishes continue the tradition of excellence and uniqueness.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We had a great lunch; the salsa is home made; I had the green chile burger and it was EXCELLENT! Definitely going back.

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Oh what a great find. This place makes a hatch stew that is out of this world. I have had dinner here two times and it is consistent. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a truly great meal with just the right amount of spice. It's great!!

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Findlay, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Chile Verde Cafe, is by far one of my favorite places to eat. The food is great, atmosphere fun and family friendly. Margareta's are the best and I love to not drive so I can partake.

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We used to eat at Chile Verde quite frequently. I've always thought the New Mexican/Mexican cuisine was good and different than the typical Mexican fare. For some reason the chef has always had a strong liking for adding soy sauce to his dishes, which I never liked given its an Asian-oriented condiment. I always ask for the soy sauce not... More

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Dublin, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've gone to this restaurant many time over the last 10 years. Consistently great food and service. We're big fans!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

There are Mexican restaurants and then there are Northern New Mexico style restaurants. The difference is huge. If you've ever eaten in Santa Fe, or Taos, or Albuquerque, Chile Verde Café is like being there. The salsa and red and green chile are authentic NORTHERN NEW MEXICO STYLE. Don't miss the green chile stew. It's packed with heat. In addition... More

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

From start to finish a bad experience all around. A friend of ours was crazy about this place, and im not sure why. My family and I stood at the door for nearly five minutes before someone noticed us to be seated.Our waitress was lousy, not friendly and spent more time talking about her personal life that taking care of... More

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Jocelyn C, Manager at Chile Verde Cafe, responded to this review

To Jason S. Thank you for your comments and honesty, they are truly helpful. So sorry to hear about your terrible experience. Seems as though we failed you across the board from flavor of food to service; this is unacceptable and we will address the weak points so that we can learn, grow and be better. Would love to hear... More

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