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  • Tropical decor and flavors are on the menu at this Cuban eatery. Enjoy authentic cuisine like beef ropa vieja, masas de puerco and pollo asado without breaking any travel restrictions.

    897-1959
    havanarumbaonline.com
  • Gourmet tacos that redefine fast food, served on house-made tortillas with a variety of salsas. Choose from a list of local ingredients, and grab a light bite or go for the whole punk platter.
    584-8226
    tacopunk.com
  • Food and great Cardinal memories come together at this restaurant near Freedom Hall devoted to U of L sports. Each booth has its own small TV. Specialties include baby-back ribs and fresh salmon, as well as the “Walk of Fame” salad.
    635-8686
    halloffamecafes.com
  • This lively eatery features handcrafted beer and a menu fit for imbibing. Try the Kobe beef Cheeseburger paired with a seasonal brew.
    589-8935
    gordonbiersch.com
  • One of the handful of old-style bakeries remaining, this St. Matthews institution has a soda fountain with homemade brick ice cream and individual ices in addition to a full assortment of pastries, cakes and wedding cakes.
    896-4438
    plehns.com
  • The Uptown provides an elegant atmosphere on an eclectic stretch of Bardstown Road. Have dinner at one of the sidewalk tables and watch people from all walks of life stroll by. The menu is equally eclectic, with a selection of pasta dishes, dinner salads and entrées with Asian influences.
    458-4212
    uptownlouisville.com
  • This raucous Waterfront Park funhouse serves many types of seafood, including their famous crabs, as well as steaks and pasta.
    568-1171
    joescrabshack.com
  • This Louisville-based Tex-Mex chain specializes in mesquite-grilled steaks, chicken and chops, but locals love the burritos and bargain-priced margaritas.
    585-4107
    tumbleweedrestaurants.com
  • A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive martini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All That Razz and Jolly Rancher.
    394-9797
    martini-italian-bistro.com
  • This 87-year-old seafood institution is one of the essential Louisville experiences. It specialize in fried seafood of all types, served with house-made cocktail and tartar sauces.
    937-9888
    mikelinnigsrestaurant.com