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CHIPS & SALSA $2.25
a combination of our salsa fresca and our salsa casa.
CHIPS & TOMATILLO SALSA $3.75
a tangy green salsa with garlic and cilantro.
CHIPS & GUACAMOLE $6.95
chunky avacado dip.
CHIPS & QUESO $6.95
with roasted garlic, tomato, chipotle, and spinach.
CHIPS & BLACK BEAN AND CHIPOTLE DIP $5.95
black beans and jack cheese seasoned with chipotle pepper, dos equis beer, onions, and garlic.
THE DIPPITY DO $8.25
a sampler: salsa, tomatillo salsa, guacamole, and black bean and chipotle dip. served with tortilla chips.
SOPA AZTECA $3.25 cup $5 bowl
a brothy soup with marksbury farm chicken. garnished with avocado, lime, cilantro, crunchy tortilla strips, raw
jalapeños, and sour cream.
SOUP OF THE DAY $3.25 cup $5 bowl
check the specials page for today’s soup.
SMALL NACHOS $7.50
tortilla chips piled on top of black beans, smothered with jack cheese, jalapeños, and tomato, then baked crispy. topped with guacamole, salsa casa, and sour cream.
ADD A FILLING $3
SPECIAL APPETIZER mrkt
check the specials page for today’s special appetizer.
STEAMED ATLANTIC MUSSELS $10.95
in chipotle, lime, garlic, tomato, dos equis beer, and a splash of cream. served with blue dog baguette.
SMALL SALAD $6.95
field greens, sautéed corn off the cob, and garlic crouton with your choice of either our creamy red wine vinaigrette or mango vinaigrette served on the side.
TRADITIONAL MEXICAN CAESAR $6.95sm/9.95lg
romaine lettuce tossed with EL MUNDO’S caesar dressing,
garlic croutons, and parmigiano reggiano.
ZICATELLA SALAD $8.95
field greens, sautéed corn off the cob, grilled seasonal vegetables, garlic croutons, and your choice of either our creamy red wine vinaigrette or mango vinaigrette served on the side.
Add to any salad:
Grilled Gerber Farms Chicken $4
Grilled Atlantic Cod $5
Mango-Chipotle Glazed Wild Caught Jumbo Shrimp $8
Coffee & Chile Rubbed Grass-Fed Butcher’s Steak $7
All prices are subject to change.
tortilla chips piled on top of black beans, smothered with jack cheese, jalapeños and tomato, then baked cripsy. topped with guacamole, salsa casa, and sour cream. ADD A FILLING $3
BURRITO GRANDE $9.95
this is LARGE! inside this burrito will be your choice of filling, beans, rice, and cheese. smothered with our mild green chile sauce, salsa fresca, and sour cream.
two corn tortillas stuffed with your
choice of filling and jack cheese,
smothered with our mole poblano, and baked. served with beans, rice, salsa fresca, and sour cream.
your choice of filling and jack cheese
sandwiched between two 10” flour
tortillas and pan-fried crispy. topped
with salsa fresca and sour cream.
SOFT or CRISPY TACOS $9.95
two corn tortillas stuffed with your choice of filling, jack cheese, field greens, tomatillo salsa, and sour cream. served with beans, rice, and salsa fresca.
CHILE RELLENO $9.95
fire-roasted poblano pepper stuffed with your choice of filling and jack cheese, smothered with our green chile sauce and baked. served with beans, rice, salsa fresca, and sour cream.
THE COMBO PLATE $16.95
choose any three, and don’t forget to pick their fillings . . .
burrito, soft taco, crispy taco, enchilada,
chile relleno, or vegetarian tamal (no filling).
served with rice, beans, salsa fresca, and sour cream.
HUEVOS RANCHEROS $9.95
two fried local, free-range eggs baked on a flour tortilla with black beans, our green chile sauce, queso fresco, tomatillo salsa, salsa casa, and sour cream.
two vegetarian tamales stuffed with fresh corn, poblano pepper, onion, and cheese. served with our mole poblano, beans, rice, salsa fresca, and sour cream. ADD A FILLING $3
SOUTHWEST GREEN CHILE ENCHILADAS $12.95
two corn tortillas stuffed with jack cheese, corn off the cob, poblano peppers, and a fourth ingredient per chef’s whim. smothered in our green chile sauce, topped with queso fresco, and baked. served with rice, beans, salsa fresca, and sour cream.
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST BURRITO $12.95
a grilled-to-order, marinated Gerber Farms chicken breast wrapped in a large flour tortilla with beans, rice, and jack cheese then smothered with our green chile sauce, salsa fresca, and sour cream.
SPICY BEAN CRISPY TACOS $11.50
three crispy corn taco shells stuffed with our black bean & chipotle dip, jack cheese, and field greens. served with tomatillo salsa, guacamole, rice, and sour cream.
GRILLED FAJITA ‘AL MOJO DE AJO’
your choice of protein smothered in slow roasted garlic and served with beans, rice, flour tortillas, jack cheese, salsa fresca, guacamole, and field greens.
Mango-Chipotle Glazed Wild Caught Jumbo Shrimp $17.95
Coffee & Chile Rubbed Grass-Fed Butcher’s Steak $16.95
Grilled Marinated Gerber Farms Chicken Breast $13.95
slow roasted pasture-raised pork that’s flash fried and served with grilled red onions, our basil salsa verde, flour tortillas, beans, rice, and field greens.
FISH TACOS $14.95
grilled atlantic cod wrapped in soft corn tortillas with field greens and served with our chipotle aioli, beans, rice, and tropical fruit salsa.
Tues-Sat from 11:30am-3pm
Table Service Now Available
All Day Long!
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in a flight
HOUSE [rocks OR frozen] 6.50 morales blanco, triple sec, house sour mix
TOP SHELF 8.50 camarena reposado, cointreau, lime, orange juice
FRIDARITA 8 frida kahlo blanco, triple sec, house sour mix, orange bitters
REAL 10 frida kahlo blanco, cointreau, lime
MILLIONAIRE 16 fortaleza artesanal reposado, cointreau, lime, oj
ESQUELETO 7.50 morales blanco, triple sec, agave nectar, lime
ESCONDIDO 9 el jimador blanco, del maguey vida organic mezcal, triple
sec, agave nectar, lime, muddled orange
MOSQUITO 7.50 morales blanco, jalapeño, lime, agave nectar, cilantro
BASIL PALOMA 8 el jimador blanco, grapefruit jarritos, basil, lime
FRUITY MARGARITAS [rocks OR frozen] 7.50 morales blanco, triple sec,
house sour mix, fruit purée (papaya, guava, peach, prickly
pear, mango, strawberry, blood orange, or pomegranate)
SANGRIA 7 organic red + white wine, gin, rum, cointreau, fruit
MOJITO 7 castillo white rum, lime, sugar, mint
MANGO STANGER 7 castillo white rum, mango purée, lime, red hot
mamma® (our own habañero hot sauce)
BLOOD ORANGE MARTINI 10 tito’s vodka, cointreau, blood orange purée
MEXICAN 4 modelo especial, negra modelo, victoria, dos equis amber, dos equis lager, bohemia,
pacifico, corona light, corona, tecate (12oz can)
MICHELADA STYLE ADD $2 (chile, tomato, lime, salt, ice)
brooklyn SUMMER ALE [new york] 5
west sixth IPA (can) [kentucky] 5
flat 12 pogue's run PORTER [indiana] 5
miller high life 3 kaliber non-alcoholic 3
VINO red / white 7 glass 26 bottle
TEQUILA * = staff favorites
fortaleza artesanal blanco 11*
fortaleza artesanal reposado 13*
fortaleza artesanal añejo 16*
gran centenario añejo 10
1800 silver 6
el jimador blanco 6
herradura silver 9
herradura añejo 11
don eduardo añejo 8
tres agaves reposado 8
tres agaves añejo 9
morales blanco 5
corralejo reposado 8
chinaco reposado 9
frida kahlo blanco 7
frida kahlo reposado 8
frida kahlo añejo 10
camarena reposado 7
marca negra ESPADÍN 11
vago "Elote" ESPADÍN roasted with corn 11
vago "Olla de Barro" Ensamble clay pot distilled 13*
vago MÉXICANO wild harvest 16
fidencio clasico ESPADÍN biodynamic 8
del maguey "Vida" ESPADÍN organic 8
del maguey "Chichicapa" ESPADÍN organic 14*
TEQUILA & MEZCAL FLIGHTS
EMPEZAR 8 milagro silver, espolón reposado, tres agaves añejo
LOS DUEÑOS 11 fortaleza blanco, siete leguas rep, el tesoro añejo
BLANCOS 8 centinela blanco, herradura silver, el tesoro silver
LAS TIERRAS 9 (Jalisco, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato)
frida kahlo reposado, chinaco reposado, corralejo reposado
CHACMOOL 11 tequila ocho rep, casamigos rep, milagro rep reserva
MAYAHUEL 16 siete leguas añejo, fortaleza añejo, don julio 1942 añejo
MEZCALES 12 dm 'vida' espadín, marca negra espadín, vago méxicano
CREATE YOUR OWN FLIGHT choose any 3
bar el mundo
milagro silver 7
milagro reposado reserva 11
centinela blanco 6
centinela reposado 7
don julio añejo 10
don julio 1942 añejo 20*
espolón reposado 7
siete leguas blanco 8*
siete leguas reposado 9*
siete leguas añejo 10*
casamigos blanco 10
casamigos reposado 12
tequila ocho vintage blanco 9*
tequila ocho vintage reposado 11*
el tesoro silver 9*
el tesoro añejo 10*
Now in our 20th year, it’s hard to imagine that El Mundo got its start as a “little burrito shack” serving customers off of paper plates. Built over the years from humble beginnings, El Mundo has become a wildly popular and respected independent Louisville restaurant.
Our atmosphere is cozy and fun, in a casual and colorful environment. On the first floor is our open kitchen and order-at-the-counter dining room. Head upstairs if you are interested in table service, which is offered at lunch and again at 5pm for dinner. Upstairs you’ll also find our seven-stool bar where very curious movies make the rotation on our tv. One of the city’s liveliest outdoor patios is hidden in the backyard, open from Spring to Fall with full table service after 5pm. Due to our small, intimate size, we are unable to accommodate private parties, large parties, or accept reservations.
Our food is a made-from-scratch take on Mexican and Mexican-American classics, influenced by time spent in Mexico, California, Seattle, and Denver by founding partner Bea Chamberlain. A few of our most popular dishes include Grilled Fish Tacos with chipotle aioli, Mole Poblano Enchiladas with ground Kentucky Bison, Carnitas with pasture-raised pork, and Mango-Chipotle Glazed Wild-Caught Shrimp Fajitas served al mojo de ajo. Vegetarians will find more options here than are typically available at a Mexican joint--our beans, rice, and sauces are all vegan without sacrificing flavor. The other half of the culinary duo, co-owner Mike Boyle, keeps the variety rolling with weekly specials, including dishes like Crab and Shrimp Enchiladas with a creamy roasted poblano pepper sauce, Beef Heart Tacos with ancho chile-grilled onion salsa, and Chiles en Nogada with walnuts and pomegranate. Check our Facebook page for this week’s specials.
Don’t forget about our award-winning margaritas! We make them in a variety of styles from traditional to fruity to spicy. We offer flights from our hand-picked tequila and mezcal selection, craft beer, Mexican beer, organic homemade sangria, and several specialty cocktails.
We have fun. Come have fun with us!
Bea, Mike and the El Mundo staff
We are currently
participating in a locally owned
It's called "Lex Eat In" and it's very easy to use. All orders are managed by the Lex Eat In website (which means you can't call the restaurant
to make a delivery order).
We're located in the historic
just 5 minutes from Downtown.
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