Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Today's Groupon satisfies desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican fare at El Nopal Mexican Cuisine. Choose from the following locations: Shepherdsville, La Grange, Mount Washington, and Louisville.
El Nopal satisfies border-bound appetites with an ample menu made from freshly prepared ingredients and in-house recipes. Nosh on the complimentary chips and salsa or challenge a formidable nacho fajita ($10.75) adversary⎯a choice of chicken, beef strips, or chicken and beef cooked with onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes—with tenacity and diamond-tipped grills. Dinner courses count traditional dishes in their number, such as a soft or fried chimichanga or the pollo asado, infused with achiote and orange juice ($9.50 both). Appease the ever-jealous sweet tooth with the custardy flan ($3.25) or the physics-defying fried ice cream ($3.25). El Nopal offers choice beverages to accompany lonesome lunches, washing down taco-salad lunch combos ($6.75) and providing burritos al carbon ($7.99) with companionship in an uncertain world of tax reform and baby geniuses. In addition to the tantalizing table dressings from the kitchen, the Zorn Avenue location trots out live musicians every Wednesday and Friday night for guitar-aided digestion and waltz-time mastication.
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.