Finding The Hidden Gem With The Most Authentic Food in Central Ohio

Eat & Drink


Written by Step Out Columbus

Published on May 29, 2024

We all know that Central Ohio has a lot of great food, but if you’re looking for something truly authentic, nothing beats Masa Mexican Grill.

Masa Mexican Grill is located in the East Market in the Historic Trolley District, and they’re all about real, homemade Mexican food, all thanks to the passion of its founder, Iván. He makes everything from scratch, and you can taste the love and dedication in every bite.

The birria tacos and consommé at Masa are the real showstoppers. They have this unique flavor that you just don’t find at other Mexican restaurants. It’s like Iván brought a little piece of the Mexican mountains where he grew up right here to Central Ohio. The shredded beef is so tender and juicy, the ingredients are super fresh, and the tortillas are just perfect.

Photo courtesy of Jameliah Brown on Google Reviews

And let’s just talk about the consommé for a second.

Just… wow.

It’s rich, flavorful, and the perfect partner to those amazing birria tacos. Seriously, is there anything better? I seriously don’t think so!

To top it all off, I tried the Tres Leches cake. It was like a milkshake in cake form – so delicious and unexpected. This meal really took me by surprise in the best way. It tasted like home, comforting and full of heart.

If you’re around Central Ohio and craving some authentic Mexican cuisine, Masa Mexican Grill is the place to go. Iván’s dedication to making everything from scratch shines through in every dish, making Masa a true hidden gem in Columbus.

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