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Chile Verde Cafe

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-7264
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time. Chips. Salsa. Stacked enchilada. Good chili rellano. Everyone happy. Friends suggested it. I'd return. Sopapiilas not quite right but happy with every else.

Thank 659helen
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been a long time fan of Chile Verde - quality dishes, good service, good atmosphere. Easily the Best Margarita in Columbus. Queso is fantastic as are the Enchiladas Estancia. If you are brave, try the Mexican Stew. Hot!

Thank Chris R
Loveland, Ohio
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home, we got off I-71 north of Columbus for some lunch. We have never been to a Chile Verde nor a New Mexican restaurant (except when we were in NM). It is a small storefront-sort of place but the decor is nice but does not scream SOUTHWEST. We were greeted by a pleasant hostess who informed us... More 

Thank TravelLovrs
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always like this place. Margarita very fresh, strong on lime, maybe a little lite on tequila. Crab boules app is spectacular. Enchilada stack (I forget its exact name) very good. My wife liked her Navajo taco and it looked great. Green sauce is spicy but not crazy spicy; one of several choices. Friendly service.

Thank William N
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Small quaint restaurant. We usually order carryout and they are super friendly and fast and the order is always accurate

Thank hkorsini
Dublin, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We eat here at least once a week!! The food is considered New Mexican cuisine and is always fresh!! House made salsa and guacamole are amazing!! Different levels of heat in the salsas! This is our go to place for taking visitors! We love the ambiance, the friendliness and the service! The Navajo taco is one of our favorite dishes.... More 

Thank Maureen D
Findlay, Ohio
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were in Columbus for the day and found this place to eat at, and we loved it! The food is really good and has a nice kick to it. The wait staff was also very friendly and allowed us to customize our dishes. We would definitely return if we come back to the area.

Thank BGfalcon2012
Columbus, Ohio
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153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came on a Saturday night and were seated promptly. Our waiter came over immediately - my husband was away from the table washing his hands - and asked if we were ready to order. I explained that we had not even picked up a menu yet, but that we would like iced tea and a little... More 

Thank snorkledork23
Lakeland, Florida
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260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Food was average. Service was fine. Atmosphere was okay. Everything is titled as New Mexico so don't go expecting anything other than southwest. This is not Mexican food at its finest. Not even close. Kind of pricey too.

1 Thank foodieme26
Columbus, Oh
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241 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Da boy (19 years old), da wife (a lot older) and I (sheeeeesh, don't even ask) had dinner on a Saturday night last weekend. We've watched this place grow and expand over their 25 year history here. We love the place. When it first opened the Green Chili Stew used to be (almost literally) *Killer*! I needed a cool damp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4852 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235-7264
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-442-6630

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?