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La Mexicana

642 Monmouth St., Newport, KY 41071
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Ranked #11 of 96 restaurants in Newport
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
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15 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A dive, but clean and pleasant. Staff is good. Long and short--authentic Mexican food for cheap. No frills, no food service filler or ore made stuff. Just great, all around. Have a tamal!

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Alexandria, KY
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Hidden little gem in the heart of Newport, KY. Not much to look at on the outside (blink and you'd miss it) and spartan inside, but the food is fresh, authentic and delicious. Not one of your beans-rice-burrito on a plate types (you know what I'm talking about). Feeling adventurous? They almost certainly have something you've never tried. One of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Incredibly delicious and affordable.The staff is friendly, service is quick and did I mention how good the food is?

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food and price. This is not much on the outside but the food is excellent. The staff could not have been nicer. I love eating in this little restaurant. They have a grocery in the rear.

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Stopped in to buy some horchata in the grocery store and stayed for lunch. Horchata in the restaurant is refreshing. All dishes were well prepared and traditional. Good selection. Excellent salsa. Looking forward to a return visit.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This food was by far the best Mexican food I've ever had. I had the flag enchilada with beef, chicken and cheese. Wonderful... The chips were the best ever along with the salsa. Very friendly staff. Can't wait to visit Kentucky again, just to eat here.

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Greenville, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The food would likely have been been much more enjoyable had it been served hot. Both my wife and I got the Flag burrito with shredded chicken and both were cold (not warm) on the inside. The flavor was good and had they been hot, I would have rated the experience much higher. Our server was very polite and my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

So...when my wife and I go on road trips we like to find hole in the wall local Mexican places. Well, La Mexicana didn't disappoint. Not only was the food fantastic, but the waitress (Christina) was a blast. The portions are a good size, and the prices are great. We will definitely be visiting there again on our next trip... More

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Absolutely delicious, authentic Mexican food. Great prices, lovely staff and the ability to mix and match dishes. We went twice and we'll be back. Thanks Christina.

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Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

If you want to cook your own there is a grocery behind the restaurant. Not many menu choices and probably a single combination special, but really good food. I don't normally bother with the salsa served with the chips, but the chips were so good I gave the salsa and try and it was both cool and authentic. You get... More

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