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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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
Williamsburg, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I you want real Mexican food this is the place. Their tacos and tamales are the real deal. The service is very friendly

Thank Darrell61
Lexington, Kentucky
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I am not a big fan of Mexican food, but I enjoyed my meal here. Friendly service, good food, decent prices. My wife likes Mexican food and she gave it two thumbs up. Ironically enough, there is a Taco Bell about 200 feet down the block from here. People are lining up for "Mexican" food there, while the real thing... More 

Thank redneckbluevote
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

A great menu filled with all types of authentic Mexican dishes. Try the specialty dinners and also the breakfast items. you won't be disappointed!

Thank Joe M
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Enchilada's with red sauce were very good. Chicken and cheese quesadilla were also very good. Hard taco with ground beef was a bit dry. Fast, friendly service on a busy night. Overall a good choice.

Thank Gary H
Midway, Kentucky
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Delighted to find Mariachis there on a Friday evening. And the bar tender also makes real micheladas on Fridays - another surprise and a big plus in my view! The food, as always, a cut above typical Mexican restaurant fare. Freshly prepared with good ingredients and flavors. The Chiles Rellenos are very good, fish tacos are tasty, the regular tacos... More 

Thank sueontheroad12
Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

out running errands yesterday, tried to hit the Blue Door Smokehouse. Walked in, looks awesome, but tiny, didn't want to wait, (will do take out soon!) Went to the next one on the list, El Rancho Tapatio, excellent! great food, didn't try any margaritas, but the food was excellent, Super Flautas, FRESH chicken, perfect! will definitely be back and highly... More 

Thank RotorDoc

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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, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?