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Great Service

Serving As Louisville, Kentucky’s finest authentic Mexican restaurants since 1997, we have a vast selection of quesadillas, burritos, tacos, tamales, fajitas, enchiladas and other Mexican favorites available for lunch and dinner.

Great Food

We welcome our guests with open arms as if they were our own family. This is why so many say they feel right at home at Los Aztecas. Serving Kentucky since 1997 with authentic Mexican food we aim for our customers to enjoy the refined taste of classic food from Mexico.

History

Saul Garcia was born in Jalisco, Mexico, about five hours North Of Mexico. For the first years of his life, he lived without most of the modern-day amenities that Americans tend to take for granted (running water and air -conditioning). Despite an of this. Saul an optimistic and ambitious child. Saul began working at an early age to help his family. 

At the age of eleven, Saul received the shocking news that he had leukemia. Although his family this news devastating, Saul held onto his dreams and became more imaginative as the days went by. Due to cancer's rapid progression, Saul began chemotherapy soon after his diagnosis. After the treatments were completed, Saul was refreshed, believing he had given a second chance at life.

In his teenage years, Saul moved to Mexico City, living in the streets until he found a job in a restaurant. At the restaurant, Saul realized his enjoyment in working with people. He became fascinated with the "restaurant experience" and liked to watch families come to eat, leaving happier than when they had arrived. 

After saving some money, Saul became an avid athlete and made it to the university. His life was then upended again when student strikes in 1986 shut down the campus and he ran out of money. The situation was so bad that he left Mexico to come to the United States and follow his dreams.

"l came to the hoping to bank S 1,000 return home to my education. but I fell in love with this country." Saul became a migrant worker, "I picked grapes, cucumbers, peaches, strawberries, whatever was in season, for three years and ultimately got to the Southeast," Saul recalls.

While in Fayetteville, NC, Saul returned to the bottom rung of restaurant work as a busboy and started to learn English at the local technical college, Six years later, Garcia was invited to work at a traditional Mexican restaurant in Louisville, KY. Still single, frugal, and hopeful, his first impression of Louisville contained the seeds of his current success.

"I remember it clearly. I arrived on a Sunday evening and was downtown at 6th and Main, trying to get directions to Dixie Highway," Garcia related, "I thought it was a beautiful city but there was no traffic in the streets and hardly any people around. There was something missing.

After working at a traditional Mexican restaurant for five years, he felt ready to go out on his own and provide what was missing. In 1997, Saul, his brother Manuel and two friends opened the first Los Aztecas on Herr Lane. Garcia's Inc. now owns and operates Los Aztecas and Sol Aztecas restaurant across Louisville. Saul is still determined to provide his customers with delicious south-of-the-border cuisine and Hispanic hospitality.