2345 Frankfort Avenue  Louisville, KY 40206

502.899.9930

monday 5pm-10pm // TUESDAY thru SATURDAY 11:30am-10pm

HOLA@502ELMUNDO.COM

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Serving up

delicious

made from scratch

Mexican

food & drink

since 1995!

HAPPY HOUR:

Monday-Friday 5pm-6pm

$4 House Margaritas

& Half Price Nachos

 

Wednesdays & Thursdays

$4 House Margaritas

ALL DAY

Mondays 5pm-10pm

$6 Burrito Grandes

$6 Top Shelf Margs

& Street Taco Specials

 

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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  $5.95   chunky avacado dip.

 

CHIPS & QUESO  $5.95 with roasted garlic, tomato, chipotle, and spinach.

 

BLACK BEAN & CHIPOTLE DIP  $5.50

black beans and jack cheese seasoned with chipotle pepper, dos equis beer, onions, and garlic. served with chips.

 

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 hormone and cage free, vegetarian-fed 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.

 

QUESADILLA APPETIZER  $6.95

two 6” flour tortillas stuffed differently every day, then pan-fried crispy. served with sour cream and salsa fresca.

 

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 $2

 

STEAMED ATLANTIC MUSSELS  $9.95

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 vinaigrette of the day served on the side.

 

MEXICAN CAESAR $6.95sm / $8.95lg

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 the vinaigrette of the day served on the side.

 

ADD TO ANY SALAD:

Grilled Marinated Chicken $3

Grilled Atlantic Cod $5

Mango-Chipotle Glazed Wild Caught Jumbo Shrimp $8

Coffee & Chile Rubbed Grass-Fed Butcher’s Steak $7

OAXACAN STYLE POT DE CRÈME  $6.95

rich and creamy chocolate with a hint of ancho chiles. topped with whipped cream.

 

CHEESECAKE OF THE DAY  $6.00 ask your server about Mike’s creation today.

 

FLAN  $4.50  classic mexican custard baked in a caramelized sugar sauce.

FILLINGS:

• Shredded Chicken • Pasture-raised Pulled Pork •

• Ground KY Bison (add $1.50) •  Black Beans •

• Sauteed Veggies •

All prices are subject to change.

NACHOS  $9.50

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 $2

 

BURRITO GRANDE  $9.50

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.

 

ENCHILADAS  $9.50

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.

 

QUESADILLA  $9.50

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  $9.50

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  $9.50

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  $9.75

two fried eggs* baked on a flour tortilla with black beans, our green chile sauce, queso fresco, tomatillo salsa, salsa casa, and sour cream.

*eggs are from hormone and cage free, vegetarian-fed chickens

 

TAMALES  $9.50

two vegetarian tamales stuffed with fresh corn, poblano pepper, onion, and cheese. served with our mole poblano, beans, rice, salsa fresca, and sour cream.

 

THE Q PLATE  $8.25

beans, rice, field greens, guacamole, salsa fresca, and tortillas ...or chips.

 

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  $11.75

a grilled-to-order marinated 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 Chicken Breast $12.95

 

CARNITAS  $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 icelandic cod wrapped in soft corn tortillas with field greens and served with our chipotle aioli, beans, rice, and tropical fruit salsa.

DON'T MISS OUR

HAND-PICKED LIST OF

TEQUILAS

& MEZCALS

Try them in a

flight of three!

MARGARITAS, ETC

HOUSE [rocks OR frozen]  6  morales blanco, triple sec, sour mix

TOP SHELF  8.50  camarena reposado, cointreau, lime, orange juice

REAL  10  corralejo silver, cointreau, lime

MILLIONAIRE  16  fortaleza artesanal reposado, cointreau, lime, oj

BLUE MUNDO  6.50  morales blanco, blue curaçao, sour mix

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  morales blanco, triple sec,

               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

 

CERVEZA

MEXICAN  4  modelo especial, negra modelo, victoria, dos equis amber, dos equis lager, bohemia,

             pacifico, corona light, corona, corona familiar 32oz  10

             MICHELADA STYLE ADD $2  (chile, tomato, lime, salt, ice)

 

new holland full circle KÖLSCH [michigan]  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*

casa noble reposado  11

gran centenario añejo  10

1800 silver  6

el jimador blanco  6

herradura silver  9

herradura añejo  11

don eduardo añejo  8

tres agaves blanco  7

tres agaves reposado  8

tres agaves añejo  9

morales blanco 5

corralejo reposado  8

chinaco reposado  9

camarena reposado  7

 

 

MEZCAL

alipús SAN ANDRÉS ESPADÍN  joven  7

nahuales ESPADÍN reposado  10

vago OLLA DE BARRO Ensamble clay distilled joven 13*

vago MÉXICANO wild harvest joven  16

del maguey VIDA ESPADÍN organic joven  8

del maguey CHICHICAPA ESPADÍN organic joven  14*

 

 

TEQUILA & MEZCAL FLIGHTS

EMPEZAR 8 milagro silver, espolón reposado, tres agaves añejo

LOS DUEÑOS 11 fortaleza blanco, chamucos reposado, el tesoro añejo

BLANCOS 8 centinela blanco, herradura silver, el tesoro silver

LAS TIERRAS 9 (Jalisco, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato)

      casa noble 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 11 alipús espadín, nahuales espadín rep, vago méxicano

CREATE YOUR OWN FLIGHT choose any 3

We provide table service upstairs (and in the backyard as weather permits) for dinner from 5pm-10pm

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 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*

chamucos reposado  10

LUNCH SPECIALS

$7.25-$7.95

Tues-Sat from 11:30am-2pm

Table Service Available Upstairs

about

delivery

With the two decade mark just around the corner, 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

delivery service

 

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).

location

We're located in the historic

Clifton neighborhood,

just 5 minutes from Downtown.

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