Anytime a poll has El Maguey as the best Mexican restaurant in town (albeit by plurality), you know what you’re dealing with. But mostly, Inside Columbia‘s list is reasonably close to the mark. First, Taqueria El Rodeo comes in second – no small feat considering it has one location and a potentially challenging menu. That’s a plus.
Sycamore and the Wine Cellar and Bistro (among others) take some slights from lesser but arguably more democratic stalwarts like Addison’s and Flat Branch.
And the fact that Bambino’s and The Pasta Factory are virtually tied for second place (behind also mediocre Sophia’s) for “Best Italian” speaks to that cuisine’s inexcusable absence from this town.
But still, not awful results so far. If you haven’t, go vote.