Local Taco’s Unconventional Tacos Bring Kentucky Flair to the Table

by | Jun 2024

LOCAL TACO may not be your go-to spot for authentic Mexican cuisine, but its incredibly diverse menu and extensive selection of cocktails ensure there’s something to delight every palate, from the youngest upward. Every time I have dined here, there are always a lot of families with small children accompanying them, and that may be because this casual dining spot is very welcoming. There’s sure to be something on the menu that even the pickiest diner can enjoy — including a kid’s menu. 

We sampled the chicken tortilla soup, which is made in-house with chicken and vegetables and served with avocado, pico, tortilla strips, and sour cream. The chips and queso are another standout appetizer, as the chips were thin, crispy, and perfectly seasoned. 

The entrees we enjoyed consisted of the Voodoo Fries, a giant pile of crinkle-cut fries smothered with queso, brisket, ground beef, guacamole, and “boom boom” sauce. These were fantastic and enough to serve an entire table of hungry people. The Nashville hot chicken tacos — as I said, the tacos are unconventional — topped with spicy hot sauce. And Wickles Pickles was a standout, as well as the Korean BBQ taco, which consisted of Korean grilled sirloin, green onions, and Asian slaw. 

The street corn is delicious and can be ordered on or off the cob. The side items include boraccho beans, Mexican rice, and Mexi-tots, which are tator tots flavored with Mexican seasonings. You can also enjoy coleslaw, fresh fruit, black beans, and sauteed vegetables. 

The menu has a large selection of specialty margaritas, cocktails, beer, and tequilas to enjoy — which we may have done. Service is fast and friendly, and the wait staff is very enthusiastic about the menu and can suggest their favorite items as well as items you may enjoy based on whether you feel adventurous or would like a more traditional offering. 

If you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine, this probably isn’t your first choice. But if you want delicious, reasonable, unconventional fusion cuisine that politely nods to Mexico, this may be your place. I know I’ll be back. GN 

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