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El Rancho Tapatio

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144 Burt Road, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 859-554-5733
10:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Steven M
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ron E
Lexington, Kentucky
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank koko0707
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank jmcrx2017
Lexington, Kentucky
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank Hombre-15
1 review
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

Thank Dana D
Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank tenmiletom
Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Above average for Lexington. The only better place I have found is La Marquesa on Reynold's Road. That's the best Mexican in town. Otherwise, inside of the circle, this is your best bet.

Thank RachelWi
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Want a true Mexican dining experience? Hit this place up. Decorated nicely, clean, and even inludes a traveling Mariachi band that will entertain you and the kids. If you go at six the parking may be a little taxing, but don't let that discourage you. The building is huge and can accommodate more than you expect.

Thank John F
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great food, drinks and atmosphere! I got a chicken quesadilla and margarita and it was really good! Great place to go and be stress free!

Thank lindatanck

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Burt Road, Lexington, KY 40503
  • 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?