Los Potosinos Opens Its First Storefront in King-Lincoln

May 6, 2024

After settling into a home last year in King-Lincoln Bronzeville, Los Potosinos opened its own brick and mortar location this past weekend, just in time for Cinco de Mayo! The popular Mexican food truck, known for its pollo al carbon, first opened more than a decade ago on the West Side. They disappeared for bit before surfacing on a couple different corners in King-Lincoln and settling in to one on Long Street last summer.

Now they’ve taken over the small storefront that was formerly What The Waffle, right at the corner of East Long Street and Elijah Pierce Boulevard, next to I-71. The space features an ordering counter and a small grass lawn with tables next to it. There’s plenty of free parking on Long Street.

The new space also includes a full-size menu (previously they were handwritten on smaller signs). It details their full offerings, from tacos and quesadillas to burritos and tortas, drinks and salsas, dinner plates and daily specials.

We caught them on their opening day and ordered a few meals.

Their burritos are top-notch, filled with beans, rice, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and your choice of meat. Here’s a chorizo burrito!

And here’s one with chicken.

The fish tacos are positively loaded with grilled fish and crisp veggies.

Don’t skip out on their signature dish, their pollo al carbon. This grilled chicken is served in a platter with rice, beans, salad, tortillas, and salsas. You can often smell them grilling the chicken whenever you’re close by; it’s delightfully charred but still well-seasoned and tender.

New at this location is their Mexican breakfast, a platter of eggs scrambled with peppers and onions, served with rice, beans, salsa, and tortillas.

The location is mostly carryout, but they’ve put out a collection of tables and chairs in the grass so you can enjoy your meal there. I hope Los Potosinos does well in this new location!

Owner Lidia Labra said their hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Los Potosinos
695 E. Long St.
Columbus, OH 43203
(614) 456-8387

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