• Authentic Mexican cuisine, popular with the Latino community around Churchill Downs. Try the fajitas, steak rio, or enchilada dinner.
    634-3722
  • Mexican fare with a California Twist (fish tacos are a popular item) and the unusual and upbeat atmosphere make this a favorite on Frankfort Avenue.
    899-9930
    502elmundo.com
  • Have a craving for an empanada? Gara Empanadas will satisfy every ache for chicken, beef, tuna, spinach, coconut, ham and cheese and bacon and egg delectable empanadas.

    (502) 356-7576
    www.garaempanadas.com
  • This is the sister of Los Aztecas, with virtually the same menu, including everything from nachos to fajitas and, of course, margaritas.
    459-7776
    solaztecas.net
  • The family behind this outfit is from Guadalajara, and the efficient service exhibits a friendly Mexican touch. Try the popular fajitas.
    969-8243
    mycaporal.com
  • Nestled inside the Highlands neighborhood, Taco Luchador Taqueria offers a blast of flavor exploding from a small building.

  • Authentic Mexican favorites including fajitas, chile poblanos and signature margaritas.
    561-8535
    losaztecas.net
  • Stop into the Louisville outpost of this Austin-based Tex-Mex chain after shopping at the nearby malls. They have a full menu of the usual suspects — tacos, burritos and enchiladas, plus fresh margaritas. For something different, try the Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. It’s breaded in potato chips and served with green chile sauce.
    327-3033
    chuys.com
  • El Nopal serves enchiladas, burritos, and fajitas at 19 Louisville-area locations. Chiles Colorado with hot red chiles and beef tips is all you could ask for and more.
    327-6551
    elnopalmex.com
  • A tiny spot that dishes up one of the city’s best vegetarian burritos, handmade tamales and the ultimate meat-eater’s delight: carnitas.
    459-4356