After scientists revealed that UFOs were actually full-grown tortillas, people everywhere filled swimming pools with guac and beans to catch and dissect the floury creatures. Nab a tender baby disk with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican cuisine at El Nopal. Choose from the following locations: La Grange, Mount Washington, or on Zorn Avenue or Bardstown Road in Louisville.
El Nopal's mealtime maestros tap into traditional Mexican techniques to devise a menu of saucy grilled meats, handmade tamales, and familiar south-of-the-border fare. Made fresh daily, tortilla chips and zesty salsa sidle up to newly seated diners as they fill all four chambers of their stomachs with rib-eye steak norteno slathered in a rich tomato and jalapeño sauce ($13.99). Chiles poblanos ensconce rich Mexican cheese in a pair of battered and fried poblano peppers ($8.50), and enchiladas de espinacas nuzzle meat-free mouths with spinach-stuffed tortillas cloaked in cream sauce ($8.99). An oceanic tinge infuses dishes such as the crabmeat chimichanga ($9.99), which swims in red sauce, nacho cheese, and creamy guacamole like a lifeguard with the munchies.
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.