Popular local Mexican restaurant chain opening in former Old Bag of Nails space

Sav McKee

Looks like Clintonville is getting a spicy addition.

Local Mexican restaurant chain, Habanero’s Fresh Mexican Grill, is moving right in to the former Old Bag of Nails space, located at 4416 N. High St. Old Bag of Nails abruptly closed this space in May of last year. “We’re really excited to be on that side of town,” a Habanero’s spokesperson told 614Now.


This new addition to Clintonville marks Habanero’s fourth location throughout central Ohio, with two in Hilliard and one in Grandview. The popular restaurant chain, which first took off in Hilliard, specializes in authentic Mexican street tacos, plus speciality tequila and mezcal infused drinks. Other authentic Mexican fare includes tamales, tortas, burritos, quesadillas, and because this is Columbus after all, they even offer an assortment of hot chicken wings.

Habanero’s told 614Now that they’re planning on opening in mid-June, depending on permits and renovations.

Congrats, Habanero’s! It’s always exciting to see a local chain expand.

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