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El Rancho Tapatio

144 Burt Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
+1 859-554-5733
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (12 reviews)
“lengua” (2 reviews)
“fresh chips” (2 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
144 Burt Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Met a friend for lunch and it was DELICIOSO! I had Lunch #1 which was a chicken chimichanga with rice, beans, lettuce and sour cream and it was SO good! Give it a try! I call it "Cheap Eats" below ONLY because it was so...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked out TripAdvisor, as usual, to find a decent Mexican Food restaurant while making an overnight stay in Lexington, KY. This food establishment is focused on local clientele, because they put their emphasis on fresh food, tried and true recipes, and really great service. I...More

Thank LaserDean
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was a great place to visit for authentic Mexican cuisine. The staff were helpful with food choices and friendly with service even as they were making efforts to close out the evening. Great prices for the amount of food as well. Well worth the...More

Thank flutterby10
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Really good Mexican restaurant. Fresh and authentic. Great specials and drinks. Salsa was delicious. Local fav

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

One of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Lex. Big selection, something for everyone, everything is always freshly prepared and tastes great. Big space, recently added a nice patio outside. One of the better ones in town

Thank David J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Mexican food is our favorite and we've tried multiple places in Lexington and surrounding areas. This is the best we've had by far! Fresh ingredients and authentic, delicious dishes. The service was quick and all staff were quite friendly.

Thank LW1214
Reviewed 23 March 2017

If you want the real deal, this is it! Great authentic Mexican food. The staff are incredibly friendly. Food is consistently hot, fresh, and served promptly. Their house margarita on the rocks is unbeatable - best we have had anywhere around Lexington for sure. Chips...More

Thank Paige B
Reviewed 9 March 2017

What a great find! Our group loved every dish! The cheese chili rellenos were the best I've had anywhere. I'd love to know what cheese they use for the filling. I can get burned out on Mexican food pretty easily but this was exceptional. Go...More

Thank 1LittleSister
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

El Rancho is really very good. Authentic Mexican Cusino rarely if ever disappoints. Some are better than others yes, but mostly satisfying. This place is located about a mile north of New Circle road on Burton Road off of Nicholasville Road (across from Zandale shopping...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-554-5733
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