Mexican cuisine is a study in contradictions, from the salt-rimmed sweetness of the margarita to the burrito's tactic of disputing everything you say until you eat the whole thing. Enjoy dynamic fare with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mexican cuisine at El Nopal. Choose from the following six locations: Mount Washington, LaGrange, Corydon, Georgetown, or Zorn Avenue or Bardstown Road in Louisville.
Scattered like leaves of cilantro throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, El Nopal's several oases harbor menus of handmade tamales, south-of-the-border meat dishes, and enchiladas for lunch and dinner. Tuck into the grilled chicken and shrimp drenched in nacho cheese in the signature Monica's platter ($10.50), or inquire about a pair of chimichangas filled with shredded beef ($9.50 at dinner; $6.75 at lunch), soft and unfried or golden and crisp like a freshly ironed suit of bullion. The vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers are deep fried in egg whites and packed with cheeses ($8.50), and an extensive beverage menu lubricates jaw gears with authentic Mexican sips from margaritas and imported beer to an exotic drink known only as coca cola.
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.