A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw eggs and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fusion fare and drinks at Louie's Grill Fusion Restaurant. This Groupon is valid at the Upper Arlington and Hilliard locations.
Louie's Grill Fusion jazzes up everyday meals with south-of-the-border flavors from Mexico and Cuba that rouse snoozing, spice-craving taste buds. Dip a toe in the meal fountain with appetizers such as fried plantains ($5.49) or a towering plate of nachos ($6.99), or dive right in with a Fiesta burger ($9.79), a half pounder topped with fried onions, slivered avocado, and chipotle ranch with a side of sweet potato fries.
Instead of filling in nutrient holes with cotton-candy insulation, diners can pad gaping gullets with fusion entrees such as Louie's Cuban brown-roasted chicken ($11.99) and pastas such as the fettuccine caliente, a clever bunch of spinach fettuccine tossed with chicken breast, poblano peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and corn in a chipotle cream sauce ($11.99). Provide esophageal tubes with necessary lubrication with refreshing drinks, such as a frozen or on-the-rocks peach margarita (reg. $5.59), a glass of house white or red wine ($5.50 a glass), or imported and domestic beers.
Tropically colored walls, bright overhead lamps, and colorful paintings at the Arlington location create a warm and welcoming respite for out-of-work stomachs, and the outdoor patio at the Hillard location reminds guests that the word chimichanga is more fun when belted in your outdoor voice.
Columbus Foodie, Columbus Alive, and the Columbus Dispatch featured Louie's Grill Fusion Restaurant in Hilliard, and Columbus Dining Guide featured the Upper Arlington location. Nearly 20 Yelpers give the Hilliard location an average of four stars, and three give the Upper Arlington location 4.5 stars. Eighty-four percent of Urbanspooners recommend the Louie's in Hilliard.
- Served with perfectly fried mature plantains, excellent soupy black beans and white rice, [the Ropa Vieja] was a colorful, texture-full and absolutely wonderful dish. – G.A. Benton, Columbus Dining Guide
- They have great food, a good atmosphere and perfecto margaritas! – matthew g., Yelp, Hilliard location, 11/3/10