Drat! Maybe I should have believed the anonymous tipster, because on Thursday news broke that El Mundo will open a second location in the spring of 2020 at 1767 Bardstown Road, longtime home of the late Asiatique, and more recently housing the Creole-Cajun-Fusion restaurant Flavour. 

The venerable El Mundo is a genuine Frankfort Avenue forerunner, opening all the way back in 1995.

El Mundo got its start as a “little burrito shack” serving customers off of paper plates. Built over the years from humble beginnings, El Mundo has become a wildly popular and respected independent Louisville restaurant serving made-from-scratch Mexican food and award-winning margaritas. 

According to Haley Cawthon at Louisville Business First, the new El Mundo building bears similarities to the first — with the addition of a room for special events and catering.

The Bardstown Road restaurant has four dining rooms and an outdoor patio. That’s similar to the separated environment at the Frankfort Avenue restaurant, which has both upstairs and downstairs dining rooms and a large outdoor patio area.