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El Rancho Tapatio

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144 Burt Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
+1 859-554-5733
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10:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the real deal, this is it! Great authentic Mexican food. The staff are incredibly friendly. Food is consistently hot, fresh, and served promptly. Their house margarita on the rocks is unbeatable - best we have had anywhere around Lexington for sure. Chips and salsa are average, but the food itself is superior. The ceviche tostada was unbelievably... More 

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Thank Paige B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great find! Our group loved every dish! The cheese chili rellenos were the best I've had anywhere. I'd love to know what cheese they use for the filling. I can get burned out on Mexican food pretty easily but this was exceptional. Go try it for yourself, if you can find a parking space. It's worth a bit... More 

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Thank 1LittleSister
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

El Rancho is really very good. Authentic Mexican Cusino rarely if ever disappoints. Some are better than others yes, but mostly satisfying. This place is located about a mile north of New Circle road on Burton Road off of Nicholasville Road (across from Zandale shopping center) and the food, the service, and the mariachi music is live- all pretty good.... More 

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Thank Roger L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Best Mexican food in central Ky. It is never a disappointment and staff are wonderful people. All I can say is excellent.

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Thank Steven M
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92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This is Cheryl's favorite go to Mexican. Recently we each ordered soup. It's a bit expensive, but huge portions and very unique. Good stuff.

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Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I had visited this restaurant in the past before they updated the dinner area and the food was very good then. It was at times hard to get a table because it was so popular. They have recently expanded as the area became available and now there is hardly a wait. But the food is as good as ever. This... More 

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Thank koko0707
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Have been for dinner but lately only for lunch. Lunch menu offers a good choice and provides a lot of food. Love the hot salsas for some extra heat.Service has always been good.

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Thank jmcrx2017
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this place with friends on their advice and was very pleased with the quality of food and the service. Great meal and was very reasonable including the price for drinks! Definitely will be back.

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Thank Hombre-15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We moved to Lexington a year ago and this is by far the best! Absolutely delicious, great service, clean, and fun

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Thank Dana D
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I guess my family has shared a dinner here over 50 times. The food is absolutely delicious, the service very friendly and attentive, and the feeling in the facility is warm and welcoming. The menu is so long and varied that you can't get stymied for a good choice. If you were here on a weekend, try the posole. Shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Burt Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-554-5733

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?