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Corto Lima

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
101 W Short St, Corner of West Short and North Limestone Streets, Lexington, KY 40507-1301
+1 859-317-8796
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tamales” (9 reviews)
“guacamole” (14 reviews)
“chicharron” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W Short St, Corner of West Short and North Limestone Streets, Lexington, KY 40507-1301
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is excellent, but very small portions for the price. The bathrooms could have been cleaner, and the server was decent.

Thank damonp969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is becoming a new staple for me! The atmosphere is fun and lively. It is a great place for a girls get together or a night out with friends and family! I definitely recommend the guacamole. I love the tamales, but wish there was...More

Thank DPE10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small place with great food, drinks and atmosphere. Tapas were plenty to share. Chicharrones were amazing! Spicy Shrimp Tacos were very good and Rock Salt Chicken was a plentiful, tasty meal.

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place was packed but we we're greeted warmly and sat promptly. Excellent food. The queso and guacamole were fabulous. Are favorite we're the chicken chicharon! Drinks were also excellent.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Everything I’ve had here has been excellent. Guacamole, tamales, ceviche, prickly pear margaritas, and even brunch! Highly recommended. They do some fun dishes, too!

Thank northernkywildcat
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I Wanted to like it better but I'd go again. A friend and I went for lunch. I had shrimp with black beans and rice. also got some of the elote corn to go. Nice atmosphere, décor. Shrimp were a little overdone and the dish...More

Thank Avelave
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Over the course of a wedding weekend, the 75+ of us from out of town all had a chance to eat at Corto Lima. The verdict was unanimous - OUTSTANDING!!! Sorry to all the locals for our invasion but word spread amongst the guests quickly...More

Thank Benjy L
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Was here last December, but it was memorable enough to make a side trip to have a good meal on the way home from a road trip. The food was even better than I remembered - so good we will be going again next weekend...More

Thank MsTravlAlot
Reviewed July 20, 2018

This place has great atmosphere, friendly service, and amazing Latin food. Looks like some Peruvian and Mexican influence, but I would call it Latin fusion. It all looks good and I was very happy with the Quinoa Chaufa - it was fantastic. The tres leches...More

Thank G C
Reviewed July 15, 2018

There was no room for improvement on our night out. The service was outstanding, the cocktails were superb, and the meal was delicious. I highly recommend that you start with their handmade tortillas and fresh guacamole. You won't be disappointed. I got a pork dish...More

Thank WendyD2052
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Short St, Corner of West Short and North Limestone Streets, Lexington, KY 40507-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-317-8796
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Corto Lima is a new brand of Latin-inspired cuisine with a modern interpretation focusing on affordability, quality ingredients and a creative menu. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan friendly items will showcase the versatility of Chef Lundy's creations. The beverage program will focus on Tequilas, Rums, Mezcals, and wines of Latin origin plus specialty cocktails.
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