Mexican Restaurants in Kentucky

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Jerry's Restaurant opened in 1961, and since then it's served family-style meals, which incorporate some of the 15+ vegetables the kitchen uses. The team cooks breakfast, lunch, dinner, and whatever meal humans think up next. Their food ranges from cheesy spaghetti and lemon-pepper chicken entrees to potato skin and onion ring entrees. Jerry's serves the popular J-Boy sandwich—a double-decker cheeseburger with a special sauce—and even a hot fudge cake.

4127 Lexington Road
Paris,
KY
US

Chef Ramiro Gandara literally attached his name to Ramiro?s Cantina, and he figuratively posts his family recipes all over the walls of his restaurant's kitchen. Referencing these recipes, his team dishes up a string of Mexican cuisine staples, such as burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, alongside a few Tex-Mex hybrids, such as guacamole burgers, enchilada casseroles, and homemade chili. In the cantina?which is Spanish for ?proof that gravity exists??bartenders pour tequila into margaritas and draft beer into tall glasses.

2350 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville,
KY
US

The chefs at Jasmine Rice Thai and Vietnamese Cuisine whip up a menu's worth of authentic Thai and Vietnamese dishes from fresh ingredients. Stir-fry dishes with a choice of land or sea meat begin gustatory journeys, complemented by curry dishes, signature pad thai, or Vietnamese-style pho, served in a bowl or hollowed-out globe. The culinary staff prepares exclusive dishes on weekends, such as deep-fried ribs, served Thai style.

911 Winchester Rd
Lexington,
KY
US

There's plenty to choose from on El Tucan's menu, but guests might do well to begin with one of the restaurant's favorites. The chile verde layers green tomatillo sauce over pork strips and rice, and the chuletas tops a grilled pork chop with spices, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. The r?est of the menu features traditional Mexican favorites, from quesadillas and fajitas to burritos and chimichangas. Other entrees include the pollo special, a grilled chicken breast surrounded by six grilled shrimp, avocado slices, pico de gallo, and sour cream, as well as a 12-ounce steak ranchero with spicy sauce and a knife to cut it with, because fingers aren't that sharp.

2845 West Parrish Avenue
Owensboro,
KY
US

Every day at all of El Nopal’s locations, cooks whip up fresh batches of salsa, chips, and beans. The sauces and sides accent chicken or beef chimichangas, handmade tamales, and nachos smothered in cheese. All El Nopal locations offer complimentary chips and salsa with every meal, and some locations have outdoor seating areas. Performances by live bands at select locations serve as a pleasant distraction from meals, unlike a judge with highfalutin ideas about not eating in court.

2365 Landmark Way NE
Corydon,
IN
US

Qdoba's burrito baristas handcraft a catering menu of Mexican-inspired cuisine, customizable with a panoply of fresh ingredients for a taco, nacho, or burrito bar. Qdoba's culinary crafters craft succulent fillings for burritos, tacos, nachos, and quesadillas, including protein-packing choices, such as slow-roasted pulled pork, adobo-marinated grilled steak or chicken, and spiced shredded or ground beef, with vegetarian options also available. Taste the gooey flavor accents of the signature queso sauce, a three-cheese blend with roasted poblanos, tomatoes, and jalapeños, the pinto or black beans simmered in cumin and onion, or the creamy, hand-smashed guacamole that's ideal for filling up Queen Elizabeth's diamond-studded guacamole chalice. Tortilla chips with salsa bar and desserts complete each catered event, and customers can opt for burrito-boxed lunches and any add-ons.

1303 US Highway 127 S
Frankfort,
KY
US