The Tour de Monmouth Street is an adventure that's been rolling around in my head since late fall. I believe the idea hit me one day as I was headed north up Monmouth Street and nearly collided with the car in front of me because I was too busy gawking at all the restaurants I've never tried. Then I thought, "I know! Why don't I actually patronize all of these restaurants instead of just staring at them!" Great idea, indeed. So, over the next few months (or perhaps between now and the end of summer), I hope to do complete a tour of all the eateries on Monmouth Street in Newport, KY.
My first stop brought me to La Mexicana. I've heard nothing but crazy-good gossip about their tacos and little Mexican grocery store for years. Yes, I realize the ridiculousness of this being my first trip.
I went into La Mexicana with the specific goal of ordering the tacos; asada tacos to be exact. When I realized how extensive their menu is I ordered some guacamole and a Corona while I mulled over my decision. Then I spotted the sopes. I've only had a sope at Nada; which is not what I would consider a traditional Mexican restaurant, but their sopes are super delicious and I love the concept in general. So I passed on the tacos and went with the asada sope instead.
The chips and thin green salsa were both great.
Overall my experience was great, minus a let-down with my entree choice. It won't keep me from returning to La Mexicana and I'll be back for tacos later in the tour.