Stop Everything: Cazuela's Caught on Fire

By DJ Byrnes on January 8, 2014 at 5:05p
The best Mexican joint near Ohio State campus.

Cazuela's Grill features the finest Mexican eats near The Ohio State campus, and it is rightfully beloved by many. So it is with great regret as we relay the following news:

No word on if by-standers rushed in with pails of water in order to save the local gem.

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dancorona5's picture

NOOOOOOOOO. College memories must not be destroyed!

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  "We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!"

BuckeyeVet's picture

No word on if by-standers rushed in with pales of water in order to save the local gem.

I'd be hard pressed to use any of my pales to put out the fire, even for great Mexican food. Or, God forbid, adding water to my pale!  I do love my pale ales. (especially my current Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale).

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DJ Byrnes's picture

smh at myself 10x

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

BuckeyeVet's picture

Can't be down on yourself for thinking of beer!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx

"The recipient of Oyster's ONLY down vote".

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This is terrible!  Seriously, hope nobody was hurt.  Hope they can save the place!

Class of 2010.

chemicalwaste's picture

I used to live about 4 houses down from there. It wasn'ta restaurant then though.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

I was at High and Lane about an hour ago and saw all the commotion. Hope it's only a temporary setback for them.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

brandonbauer87's picture

Call Jimmy John's! Fast!

BassDropper's picture

I admit, I have never heard of this place and I love trying new food on campus.


PittBuckeye's picture

Tragic, good little Mexican dives are so rare.

buck-I.8's picture

Not really a dive anymore, it's been remodeled recently, but the food was fantastic, I agree.

gwalther's picture

... In Ohio. 

Class of 2008

DefendYoungstown's picture

They are a dime a dozen in LA...

What we can't do in the air we'll do on the ground.

FROMTHE18's picture

some 13 year old girl who somehow got refused service is to blame...clearly..

buckifishr's picture

This place was great, just opened when I was in school. But thinking of Mexican food and campus only makes me sad because I miss la bambas.

AkronBuckeye13's picture

LaBamba had the best food to money ratio.

BuckeyeChief's picture

What was this in the 90's?

"2014 National with it!!!"

ScarletGrayFire's picture

Taj Mahal, which then moved a few doors north.  Loved me some of that vindaloo and tikka masala!

BuckeyeChief's picture

Man I am getting old.

"2014 National with it!!!"

Unky Buck's picture

I think when I lived on Patterson from 2002-2003, it was Blue Nile and the Taj Mahal was on the corner of High and W. Patterson. I could be wrong, but I'm hoping my memory is serving me correctly.

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BoFuquel's picture

I feel your pain. About 40 years ago I watched my favorite watering hole go up in flames. a total loss. They relocated and turned it into a high class joint, never was the same.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Indy_Buck87's picture

Never heard of the place this was likely a head shop or crack  house when i attended OSU.

I know of only two things that are infinite, space and human stupidity.....and I'm not sure about space". Albert Einstein.

TheBadOwl's picture

Cazuelas is... alright.
Plaza down on Chitt and High is much better. Best burritos and margaritas in the entire city. But I do quite enjoy Cazuelas. Glad it's safe.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.