Drink Your Way Through Kentucky On The Margarita Marathon

Kentucky is home to some excellent Mexican restaurants, and nothing pairs better with a platter of enchiladas than a margarita. Whether you enjoy them frozen or on the rocks, these sweet drinks perfectly cool down a spicy meal. We’ve featured some amazing food trips and trails throughout the Bluegrass State (check out our Taco Trail and our Chocolate Shop Road Trip), and we decided it was time to round up some of the best margaritas and Mexican food.

This “Margarita Marathon” is a stretch of places in and around Louisville that could all be visited in a long weekend if you’re dedicated to finding the best in town. Drink your way through Kentucky on the Margarita Marathon and report back with which stop was your favorite.

You can visit these restaurants in any order you like; we’ve organized them into the shortest straight-line route. For a customizable map with driving directions, click here.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate

It’s about time that Kentucky adds a Margarita Marathon to the lineup of tasty food trails! Add these seven restaurants to your list of places to try and enjoy some of the best margaritas and Mexican food in Kentucky. Did your favorite margarita destination make the list? Share your favorite Mexican restaurants around Kentucky and we can work on more lists for different areas of the state!

Address: 2345 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Address: 5637 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219, USA
Address: 112 Meridian Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
Address: 2350 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Address: 2339 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Address: 4938 US-42, Louisville, KY 40222, USA
Address: 535 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Address: 10715 Meeting St, Prospect, KY 40059, USA
The OIYS Visitor Center

Kentucky Margarita Marathon

April 08, 2021

Are there any other food trails in Kentucky?

If you enjoyed the Kentucky Margarita Marathon, you’ll love the Appalachian Food Trail. This Kentucky food trail hits iconic places such as The Blue Raven, Red River Rockhouse, The Bluebird, and Lake Cumberland Winery, and it a tour de force of some of the most authentic Appalachian cuisine in the state!

What foods is Kentucky known for?

In addition to bourbon (which obviously is not a food), Kentucky is known for its insanely delicious barbecue (particularly burgoo, a slow-cooked, thick, and spicy barbecue ‘stew’ that typically uses meats such as pork, mutton, or beef with vegetables like tomatoes, okra, corn, lima beans, and potatoes); hot browns (turkey, bacon, and sometimes a tomato slice); beer cheese (a tangy, spreadable delicacy that’s good on anything); and, of course, Derby Pie. This delicious dessert was created in 1950 in Prospect by George Kern and his parents, Walter and Leaudra Kern. The pie is now exclusively baked at Kern’s Kitchen, which has even trademarked the pie. Their recipe is a secret, but this favorite dessert of Kentucky consists of chocolate, chocolate chips, pecans and walnuts. It’s amazing.

What’s the best Mexican restaurant in Kentucky?

In addition to the restaurants listed in the above Kentucky Margarita Marathon, Victoria Mexican Restaurant dishes up some seriously delicious Mexican cuisine in The Bluegrass State. As with the best restaurants, Victoria Mexican Restaurant sits inside a humble blue building that really doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside, however, is a feast for the senses. The walls are colorful, and the food is out of this world. The tacos are insanely delicious; you won’t want to stop eating the nachos; and their traditional Mexican soups like pozole and menudo are showstoppers. And of course, Victoria Mexican Restaurant’s cocktails do not disappoint, with their margarita the perfect balance of tart, tangy, salty, and sweet.

Address: 2345 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Address: 5637 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219, USA
Address: 112 Meridian Ave, Louisville, KY 40207, USA
Address: 2350 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Address: 2339 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Address: 4938 US-42, Louisville, KY 40222, USA
Address: 535 Main St, Shelbyville, KY 40065, USA
Address: 10715 Meeting St, Prospect, KY 40059, USA