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Readers Vote: Louisville's 19 Best Mexican Restaurants

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Last week, Eater Louisville asked what's Louisville's best Mexican restaurant. Holy guacamole did you guys have opinions. Between the comments and social media, we received more than 60 responses naming 19 different restaurants, all of which are mapped out here. Got another suggestion, amigo? Drop it in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Mariachi

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990 LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 413-5770
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Located inside the Supermercado Guanajuato, El Mariachi promises "true Mexican cuisine." [Photo: Courtesy El Mariachi]

2. El Mundo

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2345 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 899-9930
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"El Mundo makes the most fantastic specials in town. I vote El Mundo hands down." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/El Mundo]

3. Fiesta Time

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11000-12098 Bay Run Dr
Worthington Hills, KY 40245
(502) 495-9144
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"Great food and it's run by a wonderfully friendly family." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Fiesta Time]

4. Guaca Mole

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9921 Ormsby Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40223
(502) 365-4822
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"Guaca Mole is traditional Mexican but elevated way above normal standards." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Guaca Mole]

5. Holy Mole Taco Truck

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Moving Target!
Louisville, KY 40202
"Holy Mole has killer fish and brisket tacos." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Holy Mole]

6. Las Gorditas

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4756 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40291
(502) 492-0112
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"It feels as close as you're going to get in Louisville to getting authentic tacos in Mexico." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Las Gorditas]

7. Manny & Merle

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122 W. Main
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 290-8888
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Manny & Merle's represents the "immigrant street food served in the old Honky Tonks in California and Texas." [Photo: Courtesy Manny & Merle]

8. Mayan Café

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813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 566-0651
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"Mayan Cafe is undefinable and the focus on local organic ingredients is in a league of its own." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/The Mayan Café]

9. Ramiro's Cantina

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2350 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 895-3333
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"Ramiro's consistently has the great food, fair prices, and friendly service." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Ramiro's]

10. Salsaritas

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12915 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243
Signature dishes like CasaRitos, Mexican pizzas have our readers screaming "Salsaritas!" [Photo: courtesy Salsarita's Facebook]

11. Santa Fe Grill

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3000 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 634-3722
"Santa Fe is sooo good" [Photo: Courtesy Hello Louisville]

12. Señor Iguana's

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3105 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 368-0876
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Features "authentic Mexican food with bold, south of the border flavors." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Señor Iguanas's]

13. Taqueria La Mexicana

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6201 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40219
(502) 969-4449
"Taqueria la Mexicana is very traditional and affordable Mexican classics and very quick service." [Photo: Courtesy Yelp]

14. Tropicana

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5215 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213
(502) 964-5957
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"La Tropicana has great food." [Photo: Courtesy Google Maps]

15. Fiesta Time Amigos

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8133 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291
(502) 231-2444
"Great food and it's run by a wonderfully friendly family." [Photo: Courtesy Foursquare/Fiesta Time Amigos]

16. La Monarca

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6501 Shepherdsville Road
Louisville, KY 40228
(502) 969-7938
This Newburg spot serves authentic central Mexican cuisine. [Photo: Courtesy Trip Advisor]

17. La Rosita Carniceria y Taqueria

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5059 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY 40213
(502) 618-2883
Check out the the taco joint inside this grocery. [Photo: Courtesy Yelp]

18. Los Aztecas

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530 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-8535
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"Every meal I have had there has been excellent and I love the laid-back environment." [Photo: Courtesy Los Aztecas]

19. Mexico Tipico

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6517 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258
(502) 933-9523
Typical Mexican restaurant atmosphere, but with superior food. [Photo: Courtesy Foursquare]

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1. El Mariachi

990 LaGrange Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
Located inside the Supermercado Guanajuato, El Mariachi promises "true Mexican cuisine." [Photo: Courtesy El Mariachi]
990 LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40223

2. El Mundo

2345 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"El Mundo makes the most fantastic specials in town. I vote El Mundo hands down." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/El Mundo]
2345 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

3. Fiesta Time

11000-12098 Bay Run Dr, Worthington Hills, KY 40245
"Great food and it's run by a wonderfully friendly family." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Fiesta Time]
11000-12098 Bay Run Dr
Worthington Hills, KY 40245

4. Guaca Mole

9921 Ormsby Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
"Guaca Mole is traditional Mexican but elevated way above normal standards." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Guaca Mole]
9921 Ormsby Station Rd
Louisville, KY 40223

5. Holy Mole Taco Truck

Moving Target!, Louisville, KY 40202
"Holy Mole has killer fish and brisket tacos." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Holy Mole]
Moving Target!
Louisville, KY 40202

6. Las Gorditas

4756 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291
"It feels as close as you're going to get in Louisville to getting authentic tacos in Mexico." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Las Gorditas]
4756 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40291

7. Manny & Merle

122 W. Main, Louisville, KY 40202
Manny & Merle's represents the "immigrant street food served in the old Honky Tonks in California and Texas." [Photo: Courtesy Manny & Merle]
122 W. Main
Louisville, KY 40202

8. Mayan Café

813 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
"Mayan Cafe is undefinable and the focus on local organic ingredients is in a league of its own." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/The Mayan Café]
813 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40206

9. Ramiro's Cantina

2350 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"Ramiro's consistently has the great food, fair prices, and friendly service." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Ramiro's]
2350 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

10. Salsaritas

12915 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40243
Signature dishes like CasaRitos, Mexican pizzas have our readers screaming "Salsaritas!" [Photo: courtesy Salsarita's Facebook]
12915 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40243

11. Santa Fe Grill

3000 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208
"Santa Fe is sooo good" [Photo: Courtesy Hello Louisville]
3000 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40208

12. Señor Iguana's

3105 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40208
Features "authentic Mexican food with bold, south of the border flavors." [Photo: Courtesy Facebook/Señor Iguanas's]
3105 S 2nd St
Louisville, KY 40208

13. Taqueria La Mexicana

6201 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40219
"Taqueria la Mexicana is very traditional and affordable Mexican classics and very quick service." [Photo: Courtesy Yelp]
6201 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40219

14. Tropicana

5215 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY 40213
"La Tropicana has great food." [Photo: Courtesy Google Maps]
5215 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY 40213

15. Fiesta Time Amigos

8133 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291
"Great food and it's run by a wonderfully friendly family." [Photo: Courtesy Foursquare/Fiesta Time Amigos]
8133 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291

16. La Monarca

6501 Shepherdsville Road, Louisville, KY 40228
This Newburg spot serves authentic central Mexican cuisine. [Photo: Courtesy Trip Advisor]
6501 Shepherdsville Road
Louisville, KY 40228

17. La Rosita Carniceria y Taqueria

5059 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40213
Check out the the taco joint inside this grocery. [Photo: Courtesy Yelp]
5059 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY 40213

18. Los Aztecas

530 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
"Every meal I have had there has been excellent and I love the laid-back environment." [Photo: Courtesy Los Aztecas]
530 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

19. Mexico Tipico

6517 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40258
Typical Mexican restaurant atmosphere, but with superior food. [Photo: Courtesy Foursquare]
6517 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258