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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 good5%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (9 reviews)
“adobo chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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

After work, a coworker and I decided to drop by. At 5pm the restaurant was already bustling, and we had a 30 minute wait (tip: leave your phone number and walk around the corner to Lussi Brown for a cocktail or coffee). As far as...More

Thank Ejane77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this building and I am glad to see a fresh new restaurant in this spot. BEST fish tacos ever, and the old fashion is my new favorite mixed drink. I want their music list!

Thank Debi B
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We tried Corto y Lima after reading rave reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was fresh and delicious. Between the two of us, we had Tamales, Feijoada, Fish Tacos and a Grilled Caesar Salad, all...More

Thank BCJenny
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped by after an early Lady Cats game and were very happy with our decision. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and fast and prices were reasonable. We started off with Guacamole - highly recommend it! Then tamales- I recommend them as...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Great place. I am from Peru and it brought me home. Neat restaurant. Staff was awesome. Friendly. We had a great time. Food could be better.!

Thank Hokiehydeout
Reviewed 1 December 2017

What a great restaurant! Everything was wonderful. The tacos were perfect; I had pork and my wife has beef. She had a quinoa salad that was really unique, and my side of cauliflower was unusual and great as well. Food is spicy, which put off...More

Thank turneraw
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I’m sorry we delayed trying this place. Everything was delicious. We devoured the cheese dip. I loved the salad I had. The chicken dish was tasty. Definite return to try other items.

Thank Ron E
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere was very lively and drinks were very good. Nice young man came around and spoke with us about the restaurant and gave us a tasty corn kernel snack. Black bean dip was good, but could have been more flavorful. Chips were made fresh. Both...More

1  Thank Laurel W
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here for an early dinner and really enjoyed it. The staff were very welcoming and the food was good. The portions weren’t huge, but enough for the money. The atmosphere is very good, peaceful even. We will certainly be...More

Thank jamieneal77
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Are you looking for a burrito the size of your head and all of the chips and salsa you can eat? Well this isn't the place. Are you looking for culinary-forward, well-executed authentic cuisine? Then you have found the place. You'll find things like mango-cucumber...More

1  Thank Rick P
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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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
  • E-mail
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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