The Ashland Beacon
Ashland is home to many wonderful restaurants. My husband and I take one weekend each month to try one of them out. It was two days before Christmas, and we were hungry from spending all day shopping. So, since it was my husband’s turn to pick where to eat, he suggested Tres Hermanos Nunez Mexican Restaurant, located at 807 Carter Avenue in Ashland.
We walked into this colorful space with an outdoor seating area and lots of tables and chairs filled with customers and their holiday cheers. It was such a great atmosphere, and everyone seated seemed to be having a great time. We could not wait to be seated to enjoy a Mexican meal and drinks to relax from the holiday rush.
Our server, Pedro, was a delight. He brought us some house-made chips and salsa to munch on while we perused the menus for the entrees. The chips were light and airy, and although the salsa was a bit too thin to stay on the chip, still made for a great appetizer.
My husband decided to go with an order of Fajitas Tres Hermanos. ($16.99). The sizzling plate of steak, chicken, and sausage mixed with grilled onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and tomatoes and served with rice, beans, lettuce, guacamole, and sour cream. He thoroughly loved it.
Since, I was watching my waistline, I went with their famous Grilled Chicken Protein Bowl. ($10.99). The menu also offered steak, shrimp, or for the veggie lovers out there, the Veggie Bowl. But whatever protein bowl you choose, they are all served together in the bowl with Mexican rice, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, Guacamole (optional), shredded cheese and topped off with sour cream. So much goodness in one healthy bowl makes for a reorder the next time we visit.
Never one to shy away from dessert, we ordered the fried ice cream. ($4.99). A big dip of French vanilla ice cream with a sweet, crispy coating was drizzled with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and presented in a fried tortilla bowl.
It was a refreshing end to a great meal. We both took home leftovers as the portions were large.
While dining we saw a big group enjoying their company holiday gift exchange party. Everyone was having a good time and the manager was very present to ensure they had all their needs met.
If you are a fan of Mexican food, then this is the place to go. I would definitely have to say that this was a great meal to end the day.
The Tres Hermanos Nunez
Address: 807 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Alcohol: Full bar