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La Mexicana Restaurant

642 Monmouth St, Newport, Kentucky 41071 USA

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“The most authentic mexican food in Cincy”

La Mexicana is the place to find authentic Mexican food in the Northern Kentucky area. Start it off with the green salsa and homemade chips, try the Birria (seasoned goat meat with Guajillo sauce) and wash it all down with a Coke (imported from Mexico) or horchata.

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Reviewed by
Luke The Drifter

  • Road Warrior
  • 142 Reviews
  • 63 Helpful
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0

this place doesn't look like much from the street, and the atmosphere inside will remind you of a deli or some kind of sandwich shop, but the food is some of the best mexican style dining you will get in greater cincinnati. I love their tortas, which are massive and incredibly tasty. just typing about them makes me crave one. they also have mexican coke which is awesome for those of you soda freaks out there!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Shelbi Nation

  • 37 Reviews
  • 31 Helpful
March 26, 2014

Try the goat taco, oh, and the al pastor. The guacamole is super fresh and delicious, too.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Chris Spinney Long

  • Tour Guide
  • 173 Reviews
  • 198 Helpful
March 14, 2014

This place is authentic. I mean sheep brain taco authentic. Don't let that scare you though you won't eat a better taco for miles around.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Emily Keenan

  • Blogger
  • 10 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
February 08, 2016
Rated 5.0

La Mexicana is my go-to Mexican spot in the area. It's a no-frills, friendly, neighborhood spot serving up some of the best authentic Mexican food around. Chips and salsa come with your meal, and they've got some seriously huge margaritas if you're looking to spice up your weeknight. This place completely redefined the word "quesadilla" for me. No boring flour tortilla and shredded cheese here. At La Mexicana it's a giant crispy tortilla with melted cheese and whatever sort of meat or veggies you'd like. I prefer the veggie option that comes with beans and rice. It's awesome.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Luisa

  • 332 Reviews
  • 168 Helpful
October 28, 2014
Rated 4.0

Probably one of the better Mexican places in the area. The food is on the greasy side but they have lots of Mexican fare that you won't find anywhere else - tacos de lengua, tacos al pastor, pozole, huitlacoche, the list goes on. There's a little grocery store in the back that sells fresh tortillas and lots of Mexican stuff that I have a hard time finding anywhere else.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Christopher Warren

  • Road Warrior
  • 135 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Authentic is the best word for the place. Don't let the atmosphere persuade you not to walk in. They've got great burritos, and their chips are fried goodness. The salsa is fresh and satisfying as well. Woo!

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Reviewed by
Anna Hider

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  • 1,280 Reviews
  • 421 Helpful
April 25, 2016
Rated 4.0

The margs are nothing to write home about, but the tacos are super good. They're not fancy, but you can tell they're super fresh. I tried a bite of the brain taco. It was... fine. And cheap. I regret not getting a popsicle afterwards.

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Reviewed by
Natalie Akers

  • Road Warrior
  • 371 Reviews
  • 113 Helpful
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0

Best Tacos in the greater Cincinnati area. They've got Al Pastor - and that's rare around here. They've also got a decent selection of Mexican beers and some key local beers. Great salsa and classic fried chips that will turn your fingers greasy without you realizing it.

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Reviewed by
Joshua Newkirk

  • 41 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0

Top notch authentic Mexican food, if you're around the area make a stop into here and get some guac!

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Reviewed by
IanHasler

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 28, 2015
Rated 5.0

Get the flag burrito for awesome value. If willing to spend a bit more, get the flag enchiladas or shrimp fajitas

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La Mexicana Restaurant

642 Monmouth St
Newport, Kentucky
41071 USA

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Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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