Top 9 Mexican Restaurants in Louisville, KY

Where is the best Mexican food in Louisville?

Craving Mexican food? No problem, there are plenty of scrumptious plates served up throughout the city. From upscale organically sourced Mexican meals to cheap tacos, there is a restaurant in Louisville for you. Enjoy, amigos!

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Mayan Café

Four paper food baskets with four different pairs of tacos on the serving ledge of a food truck

Courtesy of Mayan Café 

Address
813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206-1627, USA
Phone
+1 502-566-0651
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Presenting dishes packed with locally produced organic ingredients, Mayan Café in NuLu is pricier than other Mexican options, but worth it. They pride themselves on sourcing all their ingredients from local farms or small producers. On one visit, the staff even had a picture of the fish being served on the docks where it was caught. Also, the drinks are delicious.

02 of 09

Guaca Mole

Address
9921 Ormsby Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223-4047, USA
Phone
+1 502-365-4822

The menu at Guaca Mole features multiple fantastic guacamole variations featuring ingredients like pickled onions, pork rinds, corn, and crisp plantains. Guaca Mole is a comfortable spot for families and couples alike. Some even pencil it in as their go-to restaurant when shopping at one of Louisville's East End shopping malls.

03 of 09

El Mundo

Address
2345 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2467, USA
Phone
+1 502-899-9930

This Clifton neighborhood spot is known for large portions and flavorful margaritas. A small dining room is full of activity, El Mundo is a hip and colorful spot, often with rock music playing, for lunch or dinner. There is also outdoor seating, weather permitting.

04 of 09

Holy Mole

Holy Mole
Image © Mali Anderson

Yes, Holy Mole is a food truck, not a restaurant, but that is a boon for taco lovers! It is a mobile resource for fresh, tasty tacos. Choose from beef tacos, fish tacos, chorizo tacos, grilled chicken tacos or tofu tacos. You can find the Holy Mole food truck at street fairs, local festivals and other events throughout Louisville when weather permits. Do you love food trucks? Check out the Flea Off Market.

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05 of 09

El Molcajete

Address
2932 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
Phone
+1 502-638-0300

El Molcajete is a low key spot with authentic, flavorful food. Adventurous eaters will be pleased to see tongue and tripe on the menu but there is standard Tex-Mex fare, too. It is common to see workers from the track—and by track, we mean the famous Churchill Downs up the road—stopping in for a meal. 

06 of 09

Merle's Whiskey Kitchen

Manny & Merle's
Image © Mali Anderson
Address
122 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Phone
+1 502-290-8888

Formerly known as Manny & Merle's and right across the street from Doc Crow's, Merle's Whiskey Kitchen is a laid-back bar and restaurant serving up tasty tacos, wings, burgers, and live music. It is a friendly spot after work, or brave the crowds out to see a concert or a basketball game at Yum! Center. How busy it is depends on when you go, take a risk or call ahead.

07 of 09

La Tropicana Company

Address
5215 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40213-2721, USA
Phone
+1 502-964-5957

A casual spot in the back of a grocery store, Tropicana is an bona fide taqueria, complete with homemade tortillas. Locals swear by this spot and travel to get their taco fix!

08 of 09

El Taco Luchador

Address
938 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204, USA
Phone
+1 502-583-0440

Customers order at the counter and dispense their own fountain drinks at this popular taco and torta restaurant. The restaurant is often populated with young urban professionals, but you will see families stopping in for a bite, too. Luchador is in the former Lil Cheezers location, and has expanded to two other locations in Louisville.

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09 of 09

Ramiro's Cantina

Address
2350 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2466, USA
Phone
+1 502-895-3333

Word on the street is the brisket tacos at Ramiro's are fantastic. Ramiro's is across the street from El Mundo, but each has a distinct, and loyal, following.

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