Near 6091 Cleveland Ave. (near intersection with Deewood Dr.)
We’ve long thought of the Broad-Georgesville-Sullivant-Wilson rectangle on the west side as the ground zero of taco trucking in Columbus. Lately, though, we’re not quite so sure… the ‘east of 71′ crowd seems to be asserting itself with some capable and interesting newcomers such as El Manantial Latino, 8th Taste, and now: Don Pedro’s Tacos.
Don Pedro’s Tacos has been operating for less than a month, but seems to have hit the ground running in terms of quality – the al pastor and longaniza (basically chorizo) tacos were solid and then some.
Having more than satisfied our ‘can they do the basics well’ test, we started exploring the menu for less conventional offerings…
…and we found some. What is this pambazos? Well, basically a torta, but with one important difference:
Yep, red bread. If we understood correctly, it was dredged in a sauce and then toasted – apparently a method of preparation that the Don Pedro’s folks learned from a famous bread maker in Mexico City. What’s certain is this: 1) the mildly spicy but immensely flavorful bread elevates this otherwise conventional torta-style sandwich to new heights, and 2) you will need LOTS of napkins.
Solid basics, novel offerings, and (did we forget to mention?) friendly operators means: thumbs up, check ‘em out.