For all of you who don't live in Kentucky (Taylor Mill area) please disregard this post or you may get very hungry.
New in town is the family owned and operated El Jinete Mexican Grill. If you know me, you know I adore Mexican food. Whether it is Americanized or not, I couldn't tell you, but I love spicy, crunchy and good Mexican food.
Surprising to us natives this particular restaurant used to be a Skyline Chili that moved up the sidewalk a bit, into a larger location. The inside has been completely changed, updated and sleek might I add for a strip restaurant.
The restaurant was empty when we first arrived, but I think it was due to the random lunch time on a Sunday. (It is also very new). It was extremely clean and the staff was eagerly waiting to serve us.
The food, I know you're wondering about the food. Well, I realized that I wanted to write a feature after we had already started to chow so I don't have any pictures for you but I can share our thoughts with you.
If you're going to have a Mexican restaurant you have to have good chips and salsa in my opinion. This is key. My husband and I usually rate a Mexican restaurant on the chips and salsa (almost entirely). After all it is the start of what a great Mexican dinner should be. It needs to have flavor, a spice of jalapeno and definitely cilantro. I found all three of these things during our lunch. However, I think the salsa could use just a little more flavor/heat. The chips tasted fresh and were thin and crunchy! The rest of the food was just as delicious. I had the chicken fajita taco salad (yum, with additional hot sauce), hubbs had a beef burrito and enchilada. Both boys enjoyed beef and chicken tacos. All in all, it was a delicious meal at a decent price. We give this restaurant a 7 out of 10.
Support family owned local restaurants like El Jinete.
5062 Old Taylor Mill Rd
Taylor Mill, KY 41015
What's a good Mexican restaurant in your neck of the woods?