El Taco Luchador opens third LouisvilleKY area restaurant

LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location sometime in the spring of 2018. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today the company plans to open in the Stonybrook Village Center located at 9204 Taylorsville Rd. in Jeffersontown.

The group opened the first Luchador in 2013 at 938 Baxter Avenue and followed up in July of 2017 with the second location in St. Matthews at 112 Meridian Avenue.

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“It’s been a big success. I think people enjoy El Taco Luchador so much because it’s different than a lot of other Mexican options,” said Chef Martinez.  “Our customers love the counter service, but what makes our food stand out is it’s fresh and cooked-to-order.  With this next location we’re really looking to highlight that with an open kitchen.  We will also hopefully have at least 40 outdoor seats on the patio, so it’s the type of place for friends to gather over sangrias, margaritas, or a few cervezas.”

The restaurants are known for their brightly painted walls adorned with colorful signature masks of “Luchadores,” the famed wrestler-entertainers of Mexico. The third location will likely be around 2500 sq. ft.

“J-town has been so good to us.  The original Mussel & Burger Bar is a stone’s throw away, and our customers always ask us when we are going to open a second restaurant in J-town.  I’m happy we are going able to serve up great tortas and tacos at this new El Taco Luchador.”

 Luchador Masks - Credit El Taco Luchador

The group plans to continue to press the pace with a possible location downtown and perhaps more opening in 2018.

About Olé Restaurant Group: The Olé Restaurant Group is an independently-operated restaurant group of seven restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky.  Founded by Chef Fernando Martinez, OLE is comprised of Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana, Mussel & Burger Bar Jeffersontown, Mussel and Burger Bar Downtown, El Taco Luchador Highlands, El Taco Luchador St. Matthews, and Red Barn Kitchen.