By Jen Brown
MI PEQUENA HACIENDA
A Central KY favorite, this 2013 Readers’ Choice Winner eatery is known for its attentive service, festive atmosphere, and beers so big that you’ll need both hands to lift the glass. However, what sets Mi Pequena Hacienda apart is its healthy choice menu. Stellar ceviche, skinny cocktails, and other flavorful options make calorie counting easy without giving up a fun dining experience.
Lansdowne • 3501 Lansdowne Dr.
(859) 245-4679 • mipequenahacienda.com
EL GRAN TAKO
Simplicity is the charm of El Gran Tako. This eatery showcases simple décor, has TVs set to Telemundo, and serves up real deal tacos. All tacos are made of corn tortillas filled with your choice of meat and topped with onions, cilantro and served with a side of lemon or lime. The taco el pastor, a grilled pork and chopped pineapple taco, will keep you coming back.
Meadows-Loudon • 340 E. New Circle Rd.
THE LOCAL TACO
The Local Taco fuses Mexican cuisine with the charm of comfort foods from the American South. This unique fusion, along with its farm-to-table mentality makes this eatery the place to try something new. Some of the unforgettable menu offerings include lobster bacon tacos with pineapple salsa, potato chip short rib nachos, reuben tacos, and even brunch
Historic South Hill • 315 S. Limestone
(859) 523-3700 • thelocaltaco.com
A local favorite since 1992, Rincon serves classic
Mexican fare in a lively atmosphere. This eatery’s quick and attentive service and wide menu selection are only trumped by its impressive margarita specials. To round out the festive experience, the Harrodsburg Road location even has a gift shop!
Chevy Chase • 818 E Euclid Ave. • (859) 294-9537
Stonewall • 3901 Harrodsburg Rd. • (859) 219-0181
EL RANCHO TAPATIO
El Rancho Tapatio Restaurant is a family-owned and operated eatery specializing in taqueria-style tacos, tamales, empanadas, menudo, and much more. This local favorite boasts not only classic Mexican dishes with a nice selection of hot sauces, but also an adjacent bakery so you can top off your meal with tres leches cake.
Zandale • 144 Burt Rd.
(859) 373-9091 • elranchotapatio.com