Mexican Restaurants in South Side

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The chefs at El Rincon Cuban Restaurant & Bar treat diners to the tastes of Havana with a menu of authentic Cuban cuisine. Before entrees take the stage, an appetizer of papas rellenas warms taste buds with its orbs of breaded, fried mashed potatoes, each filled with seasoned ground beef, much like most asteroids. Diners can quell lunchtime belly rumblings with the chuleta natural, seasoned grilled-pork-tenderloin steak served with yuca with mojo sauce. Inside the fricassee de pollo, a bone-in quarter chicken simmers in potatoes and a white-wine-and-creole sauce, and the grilled sandwich cubano culls together ham, roasted pork, and cheese. Live musicians belt out festive tunes on weekends, and staff members lay out tarps for late-night salsa dancing or impromptu slip 'n' slide competitions.

8118 Preston Hwy
Louisville,
KY
US

An array of picnic tables graces the outdoor patio at Lolita's Tacos, allowing patrons to soak in fresh air over plates of tacos, taquitos, and tamales crafted from fresh ingredients. Inside, wall-hung sombreros and casual booths provide a quiet setting for patrons to argue the merits of Lolita's 14 different specialty burritos. Large portion sizes cater to big appetites and small T. rexes, and a small array of American fare, including nacho-cheese fries and corn dogs, complements pairings of flavored ice, soft drinks, and beer.

4222 Poplar Level Rd.
Louisville,
KY
US

At both of Mango's Bar & Grill's Louisville locations, guests chow down on hearty Mexican fare, from sizzling fajitas and California-style burritos to slow-cooked chilaquiles or zesty fish tacos. But the menu also features American pub treats—think spicy chicken wings and cheese fries—beside south-of-the-border classics such as seasoned carnitas and steak tampiquena.

1921 Bishop Ln.
Louisville,
KY
US

Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.

3021 Poplar Level Rd
Louisville,
KY
US

It's hard not to be happy at Sol Azteca's Mexican Restaurant?literally. There are five happy hours every week, during which time you can sip on imported Mexican beers and margaritas blended with the finest tequilas and mezcals. All of the above pair nicely with signature dishes such as chicken flautas, carne asada burritos, and mushroom quesadillas. For dessert, the kitchen whips up traditional flan custard and churros rolled in cinnamon sugar.

5612 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
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.

6300 Bardstown Rd
Louisville,
KY
US