Popular Taco Restaurant closes just months after re-model

January 4, 2024 by No Comments

Following eight successful years of operation, the Taco Luchador restaurant located at 938 Baxter Avenue in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville has ceased its operations. The closure was announced via a social media post by the restaurant’s parent company, Olé Hospitality Group.

News of the closure was announced on their Instagram page which read as follows: ‘Our Highlands location is CLOSED. We appreciate your years of support and ask that you continue to visit us at our St Matthews and J-town locations.’

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Olé Hospitality, known for its diverse portfolio of dining establishments including Guaca Mole, La Bodeguita de Mima, Steak and Bourbon, and Señora Arepa, appears to be undergoing a strategic shift in the Highlands. While Taco Luchador served a delightful array of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and tacos, the Baxter Avenue space will soon take on a new culinary identity.

Olé Hospitality has filed an application for a liquor license at the former Taco Luchador location, paving the way for the introduction of a new Señora Arepa restaurant. This move suggests a focus on Venezuelan cuisine in the vibrant Highlands district.

The original Taco Luchador restaurant opened its doors in 2015, and later underwent an expansion in 2018 after the adjacent Mabel & Moss clothing store vacated its premises. The spacious 3,500-square-foot property, currently owned by John Farmer Properties LLC, promises an exciting new chapter in the culinary landscape of the Highlands.

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