This homey, comforting location tucked away in Victorian Village is serving up Southern comfort food with a side of worldly flavors to satisfy.

Alqueria Columbus Ohio

Happy first birthday to Alqueria! We had the privilege of attending a private event just for the Columbus Food Bloggers last week to help them celebrate this momentous occasion and they held nothing back. These guys definitely know what they are doing.

Patrick, Jacob, and Michael all previously worked together at Barcelona in German Village for about 10 years. Talk about a solid foundation. They attribute their stability throughout their first year to the fact that they already knew how to work together as a team. You can’t buy that kind of partnership when starting a business.

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While the name Alqueria means farmhouse in Spanish, as an homage to Barcelona, their menu pulls inspiration mostly from Southern comfort foods but bring in world flavors to step it up a notch. For example, the braised beef short ribs set atop an herb mascarpone potato purée and crispy Brussels sprouts, topped with red wine bordelaise and miso bone marrow butter.

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Braised beef shortribs

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And as all locals love to hear, they do their best to source as many Ohio products as possible while maintaining the best quality as possible. An Amish farmer actually comes in every week with amazing products and seasonal items in tow.

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Green hummus with spiced flatbread

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Baby kale salad

While their menu does change seasonally (and they did release a new one for Winter 2020), there are staples that are here for the long haul. Check out some more of the dishes we had!

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Brussels sprouts

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Happy birthday @alqueria_columbus ! May you continue to satisfy my taste buds from start to finish, with simple starters harnessing a bit of pizazz to keep you coming back for more (I'm looking at you green hummus), to comforting mains with a mix of southern flair and worldly flavors. And of course that HH from 2-6 in the entire restaurant doesn't hurt either. But somehow I still have yet to order dessert (which is absurd), likely due to the fact that everything else is utterly satisfying. I'll save room next time! . . . . . . #victorianvillage #alqueria #alqueriafarmhousekitchen #asseenincolumbus #asseenoncampus #columbushappyhour #spiffycolumbus #columbuzz #livelocalcbus #cravecbus #onlyincbus #sixonefork #columbusalive #tastebuds614 #topcolumbusrestaurants #ediblecolumbus #61fork #columbuseats #columbusohio #cbusgram #cbusfoodbloggers #cbusbucketlist #cbussocial #61pour #614drinks #barsofcolumbus #614food #tastetheworld #fusionfood

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I’ve been to Alqueria a handful of times and have yet to be disappointed. Did you know they host happy hour from 2-6 Monday through Friday with $5 cocktails and apps? Oh yeah, and unlike a lot of places, happy hour is throughout the restaurant, not just at the bar 👏👏 #cbusfoodauthority ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🐷: Pork Belly & Grit Cake – crispy pork belly, roasted beet purée, fig apple compote, sherry gaztrique from @alqueria_columbus, who #hosted the @cbusfoodbloggers today. Of all the delicious things we tried, this was one of my favorites! I also loved the short rib, pimento burger, and walleye. They still have openings for restaurant week if you’re looking for a spot!

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Pan roasted walleye with Shagbark heirloom grits

If happy hour is more your thing, they have a generous one from 2-6pm in the entire restaurant, so there’s no need to squeeze everyone at the bar. They also have an assortment of mocktails!

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I recently joined the @cbusfoodbloggers to go check out @alqueria_columbus !! It was my first time and I absolutely loved it. The space has such a cozy vibe and the bar is stunning. 🍹 Mocktails + cocktails galore and I really fell in love with their beautiful glassware. . Our foodie favorites were their grilled octopus 🐙, their pimento cheese farm burger 🍔 and their pork chops. (How gorgeous is that sauce?!?) . Here’s what you need to know: ✅Happy Hour runs from 2-6pm M-F and it’s ANYWHERE in the restaurant!!! Features $5 plates and cocktails! ✅Check them out for Restaurant Week! . . . . . . #hosted #614restaurantweek #cbusfoodbloggers #columbusnavigator #eat614 #cbushappyhour #cbusfoodie #cbusfoodscene #cbusfoodie #cbuseats #mocktails #huffposttaste

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Winter Sling and Smoking Silo

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Pineapple Mint Tonic (mocktail)

Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? All desserts are made in house, but while there is no set menu, common options includes creme brulee and bread pudding. We had absolutely no room left for dessert, but you better believe it is happening next time!

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247 King Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 824-5579
Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm
Friday: 11am-10pm
Saturday: 5-10pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Interested in collaborating on a meetup or becoming a member of the Columbus Food Bloggers group? Please email us at: cbusfoodbloggers@gmail.com.

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Erin, The Spiffy Cookie

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