Since 2014, Condado’s build-your-own-taco concept has taken Columbus’ taco loving population by storm, starting with their first location on North High Street. After finding success, three more opened in the city. Now, the creative taco joint has spread from its hometown—they opened shop in Cincinnati in April, right across from the Reds' stadium on The Banks. The regional chain also has spread to multiple locations in Pittsburgh.
They commit to the build-your-own tacos concept down to the type of tortillas — each taco is $3.50-$4.50 with plenty of enticing options. The formula is simple: check off what you want on your taco, then the goodness is brought out to you.
For protein, customers have several options (even multiple choices for vegetarians) — like housemade chorizo, tequila-lime steak, Thai chili tofu, barbecue pulled jackfruit and more. They’ve got toppings, too: cilantro and onions, jicama and cabbage slaws, queso fresco, Middlefield smoked cheddar and Chihuahua cheese. Salsa? They got it, coming in variety of flavors made fresh every day just like their selection of sauces. Drizzle some chipotle crema on your taco, or maybe Mexican chimichurri, and yes, they have guacamole.
Rejoice: they serve brunch during the weekends (11 a.m.-3 p.m.). Rise-and-shine with a wake-n-bake, aka a soft tortilla, corn, chorizo gravy and biscuit crumble. Or, chow down on a packed bowl, complete with breakfast potatoes. In to bacon? Get the peezler. Add scrambled eggs for free to any dish.
Condado also has housemade margaritas, which come in several fruity and spicy variations; get them half-price during happy hour from 4 -7 p.m. Monday- Friday. They’re slated to open a second Cincinnati location in Oakley.
195 E Freedom Way, The Banks, condadotacos.com.