Five city blocks on West Market separate the two arms of the emerging Galan’s food service business. Galan’s Meat Market & Deli is the butcher shop at 2801 W. Market. Galan’s Meat Market & Grille is the newly opened restaurant at 2300 W. Market, housed in a renovated bank building and serving Cuban and Latin American cuisine.

Business partners Carlos Galan and Joe Noren are bullish about West Louisville. The debut of their meat market and deli in 2018 came just after the dining segment of a percolating independent business revival in Portland, Russell and other West Louisville neighborhoods was profiled by Michael L. Jones in the Spring 2018 issue of F&D.

Jones wrote, “The most recent restaurants seem to be thriving, which should attract even more eateries as West Louisville entrepreneurs and community groups are fueling this culinary growth with new public and private investment in an attempt to transform an area known for negative media attention into one of Metro Louisville’s crown jewels.”

The menu at Galan’s Meat Market & Grille includes breakfast, daily lunch specials priced at $7.99 (Picadillo, Ropa Vieja, Vaca Frita, Oxtail, Carne con Papas and Arroz con Pollo) served with rice, beans and plantains; larger portions of the same as dinner specials for $9.99; beef, pork, chicken and fish dinner entrees with sides ranging from $9.99 to $16.99 (for fried red snapper); and pizza with all the toppings.

Galan’s grille is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday for a $15.99 all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. In a recent Facebook post, the owners hinted that the brunch might run on Saturday, too.