August 04, 2021

Inside Covington's OLLA Taqueria, a Mexican Street Food Joint with a Big Appetite

Covington’s OLLA Taqueria Gutierrez  recently opened on West MLK Jr. Boulevard, serving up Mexican-style street food with some extravagant twists. The new eatery is owned by Sergio Gutierrez — whose father owns Gutierrez Deli just down the street— and has received a great deal of buzz over social media since opening its doors. The menu is stacked with your typical street dishes like tacos, burritos and quesadillas as well as loaded nachos and “Guti fries,” which are similar to nachos but made with fries as the base. Customers can choose from nine different meat/seafood/veggie options (including birria) when ordering their meals, as well as their choice of a couple entrees, sides and drinks, both alcoholic and non. 302 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., Covington, facebook.com/OllaCov.
Photos by Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
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Exterior of OLLA
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Exterior of OLLA
Petite indoor dining space
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Petite indoor dining space
Spread of dishes and drinks available at OLLA
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Spread of dishes and drinks available at OLLA
Covered patio
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Covered patio
Guti Nachos with pollo asado: corn chips topped with refried beans, guacamole, mozzarella, cilantro, onion and cotija cheese, served with sour cream, roja and verde salsas
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Guti Nachos with pollo asado: corn chips topped with refried beans, guacamole, mozzarella, cilantro, onion and cotija cheese, served with sour cream, roja and verde salsas
Patio with flowers
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Patio with flowers
La Paloma ($7): tequila blanco, grapefruit, club soda and lime
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
La Paloma ($7): tequila blanco, grapefruit, club soda and lime
Mural on the wall in the dining room
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Mural on the wall in the dining room
Spicy margarita on the rocks ($9): tequila blanco, cucumber, jalapeno, triple sec, lime, salt and tajin
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Spicy margarita on the rocks ($9): tequila blanco, cucumber, jalapeno, triple sec, lime, salt and tajin
Seating outside of restrooms in hallway leading to back patio
Hailey Bollinger and Mary LeBus
Seating outside of restrooms in hallway leading to back patio