Los Aguachiles

los aguachiles taco truck columbus

(Note this Truck is closed / was sold as of June 2014)

6157 Cleveland Ave (Parking Lot of House of Cigar, west side of street)
Columbus, 43231
614.483.0624

We seen a few seafood-focused taco trucks come and go on the west side before but Aguachiles brings this novelty  the east side. Found on north Cleveland Avenue just south of 270, it’s conveniently (if you’re getting take out) located in the parking lot of a beer store.

seafood taco truck columbus

The truck takes its name from the dish – aguachiles – which is a shrimp ceviche in which the shrimp are essentially cooked in lime juice. Usually aguachiles are very spicy but the version at Los Aguachiles was probably the mildest version we’ve had. It didn’t suffer for the lack of heat and I’d imagine you could order it spicier. As is traditional, it’s served with crackers and tostadas.

aguachiles Columbus

The truck offers several different versions of shrimp cooked on the grill. The main difference seemed to be different levels of spice. We enjoyed our order of camarones a la plancha. The shrimp were grilled with onions and peppers and still had a little kick even though this was reputed to be the mildest option. They were served with cucumber, rice and beans as well as tortillas.

taco truck grilled shrimp

We also tried a tostada de camarones y pulpo (shrimp and octopus) which proved to be a solid version of the dish. Not too spicy but with plenty of lime and some avocado.

ceviche in columbus ohio

In addition to the seafood, there are plenty of meat options including the usual taco truck staples of burritos, tacos, tortas and quesadillas.

The truck has a tent with some seating and the owner and staff were friendly. The truck had only been open 3 days when we visited so we expect the menu and hours to evolve as they get established.

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3 responses to “Los Aguachiles

  1. Susan

    It looks like Aguachiles is now called Condesa–I don’t know what they’re serving yet. Hope they are up and running soon!

    • Christian Rivas

      I went this weekend to Condesa, they dont sell sea food anymore, but have what they call, typical Mexican cuisine, with a couple dishes that I have not seen before around columbus, I tried the “Pipian” shredded chicken in a sauce made from pumpking seeds, It was excellent, they are also giving free samples of the new dishes.

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