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Gumbo Ya Ya

1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
+1 859-252-9292
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“maque choux” (52 reviews)
“jambalaya” (72 reviews)
“rice” (43 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
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1 - 10 of 367 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town on business and I'm 60lbs down on my keto diet and do not want to ruin it. Several people told me, you got to check out gumbo ya ya. Little nervous because everything was put on rice or pasta. I caved...More

Thank Ritik C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the large serving which lets you get two meal options, so I had the gumbo and the jambalaya. Both were delicious! It came with a Cajun garlic bread that was amazing, as well. I was on the fence about what I wanted to...More

Thank KMoney865
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Authentic Cajun food in a casual, but clean setting, at very low prices. Hard to beat in Lexington for quality and value. Chicken Etoufee and Shrimp Creole were excellent and accompanied by very tasty garlic bread.

Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

You won't find better food at this price. Also, you can sample whatever you like prior to ordering. I will be back!

Thank KennethGragg
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I am a long time TripAdvisor member and rely greatly on the reviews. A Certificate of Excellence always gets my attention. So when I saw a highly rated Cajun food place near where I was going to be, I thought it perfect. Not quite. It's...More

Thank wayne w
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My son wanted Cajun food so we went to our favorite Cajun restaurant. All three of us had the Maque Choux over rice. It was absolutely delicious!

Thank ocoee62
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a great meal of authentic, inexpensive New Orleans food. Just don't expect atmosphere. My crawfish etoufee was excellent

Thank SidMonge
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This place is tucked into a strip mall and we looked forever to find it, but we're glad we did. A small place but the food is amazing. I had the large serving of jambalaya, and it was huge. The leftovers will make a meal...More

Thank aatbender
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Anytime I'm in Lexington for a sports camp with my kids we stop here and the food is always fresh and delicious. The guys behind the counter are always friendly too. The bread pudding is fabulous.

Thank jbird4616
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Stopped in for a quick and easy dinner and boy did we find it. Food was fast. Portions were large. No frills. You order and by the time you get your drink it's ready. I got the white chicken chili and my daughter got the...More

1  Thank jonna g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-9292
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Description
Gumbo Ya Ya Fast Casual Cajun Creole is locally owned & operated by Greg and Tressa Todd. Greg started his career in the Cajun restaurant business in 1989 as an assistant manager for New Orleans native Joe Vuskovich (Original founder of Jozo's Bayou Gumbo). Greg worked under Joe V's wing for many years as a prep cook, store manager & co-partner of the original Yats Cajun Creole. After several years in the business, Greg decided to open his own Cajun joint with a “keep it simple” motto & no frills. Thus the chalkboard menu and tax included pricing. The S. Broadway location opened it's doors in January of 2004 and continues to serve up Lexington's finest Cajun cuisine around. Greg takes great pride in knowing every plate of food served in his store is prepared by him using fresh local produce (no preservatives) & that he is dishing up damn good Cajun Creole for a can’t beat it price! So, whether your in the mood for the famous Yatwich, or you need to satisfy your irrepressible urge for Maque Choux, or you just want ya some Red Beans & Rice on Wash day, Ya Ya's has got you covered!
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