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La Mexicana

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642 Monmouth St, Newport, KY 41071-1811
+1 859-261-6112
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

You can get tacos a la carte including ones made with mushrooms, squash blossoms or corn smut (respectively hongos, flores de calabozo, huitlacoche,) as well as the more traditional (for Americans that is,) veggie or bean taco. All are delicious! We always get some guacamole too bc it's always fresh & tasty. Service is unpredictable; sometimes stellar and other times,... More 

1 Thank Cinti_Erin
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food here is very good and tastes like authentic, homemade fare. The Cuban sandwich is great (and enormous), as is the mole. Courteous employees and a comfortable atmosphere wrap it all up. Worth making a regular local stop.

Thank Corey R
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125 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Authentic! Salsa is fresh ad spicy. The best tacos around. Hands down! Very inexpensive. More space than they used to have.

Thank smk54
Cincinnati, Ohio
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597 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

It looks tiny from the front, but this is a pretty big place. There are lots of options and many things on the menu I have not seen offered locally. Still, the highlight for me was finding out there is a little market in the back of the restaurant - very cool.

Thank explorepossibilities
Highland Heights, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

It appears to be a small restaurant but it has a lot of room up a short set of stairs.The food is what it's all about. Good food served by a friendly staff.They also can host a large group (we had 20 people) and will reserve a space for the group. So, a couple, or a large group give this... More 

Thank kycliff2014
Manson, Washington
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Went on the recommendation of reviews. A nice "hole in the wall" type restaurant. At first it looked like very limited seating, but you have to keep looking - there is plenty! Chips and salsa to start, just excellent! We got had the enchiladas and both found them to be excellent. The mole sauce is really good. Service was prompt... More 

Thank KayceezPeople
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The town is such a beautiful place. We were there for business in Covington, and drove the short distance to here. The place was very clean, the people were friendly, the food was authentic Mexican. Good menu choices.

Thank Kathy U
Bellbrook, OH
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159 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

I love authentic mexican style tacos on corn tortillas. Tacos pastor and the pumpkin flower are to die for. I live in Dayton Ohio and drive an hour to get to this place. Wish they would move in my backyard!

Thank LindaA99
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211 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The chips and salsa are awesome. There are several authentic menu options available, some you have to be braver than others to try. Not necessarily amazing food, but a good cultural experience. They have some daily specials worth checking out. Very filling.

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Louisville, Kentucky
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

the chips and salsa was fantastic and very tasty! the food, not so much. flavorless really and my son was unimpressed with the chicken tacos. You sit right within the middle of the frying as it's an open kitchen. Service was great but we will not be back as it's not particularly kid friendly.

Thank KatheeGee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 642 Monmouth St, Newport, KY 41071-1811
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-261-6112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?