Guaca Mole

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Guaca Mole offers the delicious, evocative flavors you might expect from south of the border, seasoned with a dash of the unexpected. Our award-winning chefs have created a menu that typifies the best of Mexican cuisine while still bringing their own inimitable style and personality to the plate. You’ll find the food at Guaca Mole isn’t what you expect: it’s better.
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OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good and tasty 😋 I had the Carme asada which was very flavorful but didn’t come with a variety of sides like lettuce 🥬 tomatoes 🍅 etc, for being a Mexican restaurant it should offers a re fried pinto beans, instead they only have the back beans option which I don’t think Kentucky people are very familiar with, I also noticed the staff were eating their meals @ one of the regular tables in the restaurant which I found it very unprofessional, overall I’d say I will not coming back 😱

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Service is good but the food is not

BS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing, the staff friendly and professional. Our server, Jose, is always a joy and couldn’t be better!

LT
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Creative Mexican fusion cuisine. This is always a stop whenever we are in Louisville.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sunday Brunch. Delish. Would order same thing again and again. Food was slow to the table but I suspect an issue in the kitchen (someone called off, or didn’t show?) but these things happen. Our server was gracious and accommodating, but perhaps a bit in the weeds for a time. All in all, however, a good idea for brunch. We will go back soon.

NA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Overpriced but has potential. The tri-salsa with chips as free apperizer is strong start! Food took a long time to come. Our server was often hard to get his attention. Good thing I read another restaurant review where the chicken was not cooked! I cut into my chicken and it was pink inside...on edges even! The Manage eventually came over and was really great about it. He offered free dessert and took cost of my replacement meal off the bill. BUT it waa still expensive. Well over $50 For 2 beers, guacomole and 1 meal. not worth it for some tri-salsa

K
Louisville
87 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a nice birthday celebration out at Guaca Mole. We had guacamole, queso, and two orders of both the spicy chicken enchiladas and carnitas. There was also some sort of steak dish. The servings were very generous and the food very good. My only complaint was that the carnitas tomatillo sauce was a bit bland, more like Verde sauce. Our server did a great job keeping us in drinks and chips. He also brought out ice cream with a candle in honor of my brother's birthday - a nice way to end our evening.

JM
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place with excellent food

LF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guacamole is literally the BEST Hispanic food in Louisville! I’ve never had carnitas this good! The salmon seviche is amazing! Just great high quality gourmet food!

JM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delivers great food and service. We continue to return for our GNO’s.

L
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of my favorite restaurants in town.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was poor, the lighting was very dark, and the noise level was so loud we couldn’t hear the conversation at the table of 4 people.

JW
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and margaritas at Guacamole are fabulous. Good service too.

AW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fast and the server was very courteous.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food but a bit overpriced. I’d go back though.

OB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bien sabrosa.
Best Tinga ever!
My wife is from Mexico and she said this is the best tinga that she has ever had.

HS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We will definitely be back! The food was great and so was the service. I loved the margaritas!

JM
Western KY
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While the food was delicious (we had the Queso, Suizas and Pescado), the service was lacking. It appeared that there was not enough wait staff to handle the amount of patrons Wednesday night. We waited a long time for our drinks and then to order. Then once we ordered, we were told it might take a little longer because the large table next to us (about 10-12 people) had just placed their order. Glad we enjoyed our food so much, or we might have decided not to come back.

B
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Had to keep asking for water. Despite the norm of keeping a wine bottle of water on the table, the waitress never provided a bottle for us to use. She’d bring one, fill up the empty glasses, then never bring s full one back. The food was seasoned poorly. One guest had a dietary restriction and requested something left off his meal; it was not done.

LT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Excellent service!!

LF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, And great service. They always make us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this place. It has a very fun atmosphere.

S
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made this reservation for mother's day, and when we arrived, the hostess said they were not actually seating any online reservations, even though I had a confirmation code. She had no tables for us. Except one in a corner. We asked about it. She said, "Oh, that's for a reservation." We said, "you just told us you weren't accepting any reservations." She hemmed and hawed. They ruined our mother's day by overbooking their restaurant. We had nowhere else to eat at 6 pm on mother's day, so we ended up eating leftovers at home.

LT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Had been wanting to try this restaurant because others in this restaurant group were very good and reviews had been pretty good for this place. Arrived early for our 2:30 pm reservation; stood at hostess stand for at least 10 minutes before the hostess(?) came over. A server had come over to return menus but didn’t acknowledge me or others standing in the waiting area. Hostess said they had been really busy. Reservation was for a high top table which they did have 2 open but needed to be cleaned. She sat us at a reg table. Server was very friendly and made recommendations. It was cloudy out and the lights inside were not on except in bar area where they were on very low. It took forever for them to get our order out to us. We ordered the guac which was delicious. Also order chips and salsa. Those were good. When our food finally arrived more than 90 minutes after we arrived mine was room temperature at best. Taste was just ok. I had spicy chicken enchiladas. Rice was room temp. Wife had spicy chicken tacos. Those were just ok. Daughters had breakfast burrito and French toast. They really like those. For the money and the wait and just mediocre at best food, I’ll go elsewhere for Mexican. I can get better food, better service, and eat out 3 times as much for what I paid at Guaca Mole’s.

DN
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Mothers Day can be busy and seemed to take a very long time to get our food. Still I would return as the food is great.

DL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

I have been to Guaca Mole several times and have usually had an excellent experience. This time, however, was different. I made reservations for Mother’s Day weekend, knowing it would be busy. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation time (1:00) and were told that we most likely wouldn’t be seated until 1:30 because they were so busy. I asked the hostess why the wait would be so long with reservations and she told me that they had been seating walk-ins ahead of reserved seating. I was appalled. I made reservations specifically because I knew the restaurant would be busy, but to get there ahead of time and be told that essentially I was being put on the same list as walk-ins I began to wonder what the point of making a reservation was. I decided to wait for a little bit and hoped the wait would be shorter than estimated by the hostess. About 10 minutes after I arrived and checked in, a gentleman walked up the stand and checked in for his reservation, which was also at 1:00. She told him the same thing she told us, and he also decided to wait. About 5 minutes later, he asked the hostess if he could speak to a manager, the manager came out, apologized to this man and proceeded to seat him in the bar area and offered him a free appetizer for the wait. I was infuriated-not only was my reservation at the same time, but I arrived and signed in before this man, was offered no bar seating option and definitely wasn’t offered an appetizer. I walked back up to the hostess station and asked where we were in the wait, she then told me that if a party of 4 came in they would seat them first. My group was a party of 5 and this restaurant only has a few tables that are set up for a party of 4-basically if we waited for one of the larger tables we would be waiting all day. We finally, after much arguing and frustration were seated at 1:45 pm, 45 minutes after our reservation time. Don’t take reservations if you cant seat people on time! Don’t know if I’ll return.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Mother’s Day

J
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Extremely fresh taste and unique flavors that make this spot a top notch spot for Latin American food.

S
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guacamole is my favorite Mexican food restaurant- for nany reasons, but the Service is always very good and nothing on the menu has disappointed me.

KY
E. Tennessee
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Eat here!
Best Mexican food I’ve ever had! Terrific service. Attention to details. Fabulous vegetarian tamales.

Worth a road trip to eat here again. 👍👍👍

P
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regular’s for a reason..they’re great on every level! If you haven’t been, go. We travel to Mexico often (Playa del Carmen and San Miguel de Allende). We know real Mexican food...Guaca Mole does too! Great service, great atmosphere, great drinks, great food, great prices...what more could you want?

SA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and waiter staff very attentive!

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service...would definitely come back!

L
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good drinks and food. Salsa is wonderful. Portions are large and filling. Good upper scale Mexican

J
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Entrees were rich and heavy-not a problem for some people but not for me.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was my husbands birthday

M
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My friend and I had a wonderful meal. The service is always great and food delicious. We had the chips with 3 salsas, guacamole and split the vegetarian enchiladas. It was so good and plenty of food for two. We waddled to our cars after eating the yummy ice cream dessert. It’s one of my favorite places!

OT
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great and so was the service. This was our first time eating at Guaca Mole it did not disappoint!

LF
Louisville
45 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Guaca Mole is a slightly upscale Mexican Restaurant. The menu is a bit more varied than most, and the food is good. House-made salsas were unusual, and not to my taste. One of them was very sweet. My husband and I shared the Beef Tenderloin Tacos and they were delicious. Portion sizes are very large. The margaritas were delicious!

HE
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on Valentines Day. Our reservation was immediately honored and we were seated quickly. Packed house that night. Armando was our server and he was excellent- attentive and made delicious recommendations. Started w Yucateco guacamole and smoked fish taquitos, which were great starters. We had the pork enmoladas (special) and alcarbon burrito, then finished w the Mexican Chocolate Mousse. That dessert was also a special but they need to put it on their regular menu so I can order it every time I visit. Service was perfect. Everything was perfect!

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