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