*** La Tapatia
8106 Preston Highway
(502) 961-9153

My prize for the most authentic ethnic Mexican food in Louisville goes not to one of the fancier places but this little storefront on Preston way out at Blue Lick Road. It's part of what you might call a Spanish-speaking mini-mall that also contains a Mexican grocery, video store and laundromat, and you might run into a slight language barrier if you don't hablo any Español at all. But don't be shy: Anglos are very welcome here, and the staff is used to smilingly working through language differences until you have your burrito or torta on your plate and are smiling with happy satisfaction as you wolf it down. $