New Mexican Street Dog Hot Spot Comes to Downtown Covington

Papi Jocho’s Street Dogs and Cantina will launch its first restaurant location on May 5th, 2020. The concept will focus on Mexican-inspired street dogs and is designed to be a Fast Casual Restaurant with endless energy and an edgy personality. Papi Jocho’s, conceptualized by the owners of the popular Agave & Rye Tequila and Bourbon Hall, launches at a time many restaurants are learning how to adapt to the current pandemic. Instead, the new restaurant will cater to the unique experience many Americans are facing today — and beyond.

Papi Jocho’s downtown Covington restaurant lends itself to guests who prefer to order delivery or carryout and will feature a menu of traditional and non-traditional Mexican street food. Inspired by the on-the-go dishes found on the streets of Mexico, the menu features street dogs topped with fresh, house-prepared ingredients such as grilled shrimp, onions, cilantro, Chili de Arbol salsa and queso Oaxaca — as found on the Camrones Gubanador Papi Jochos. Diners can also experience Papi’s all-beef hot dog topped with grilled pork, onions, cilantro and pineapple salsa — as found on the Al Pastor Papi Jochos. Among its robust food offerings, guests will also be able to enjoy a full range of house-made sangrias and margaritas.

“It’s been a thrill to bring the concept for Papi Jocho’s to life. Now, more than ever, we know it can bring a little levity to the Covington community,” shares Yavonne Sarber, Founder of Papi Jocho’s and Agave & Rye. “We want to provide a dining experience unlike any other — whether guests are ordering delivery, carryout or dining in, once that’s an option. We know Papi Jocho’s will be a much-needed piece of excitement amidst the current pandemic.”

Papi Jocho’s will sit at 633 Madison Avenue in Covington, KY and will be open to the public beginning the first week of May. To learn more or schedule an interview with a Papi Jocho’s team member, please contact Sarah Walters at

About Papi Jocho’s
Papi Jocho’s Street Dogs and Cantina is a Fast Casual Restaurant concept designed to bring diners the on-the-go convenience of Mexican street food paired with quality, freshly-prepared ingredients.

About Agave & Rye
Agave & Rye is a Tequila and Bourbon Hall that offers guests a vibrant menu of epic tacos, epic appetizers and epic desserts — all inclusive in one truly epic dining experience. Over 70 varieties of tequila and over 90 varieties of bourbon grace the menu, specialty cocktails and a series of select wines and beer. Agave & Rye’s first home in Covington, Kentucky is an exciting food scene in the heart of a community that values its heritage. Agave & Rye was also identified as one of the “best places to try in Covington” by Only in Your State, further solidifying the restaurant’s excellence and success in putting fine dining in a taco.