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Local Taco

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315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
859-523-3700
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food but woefully understaffed.

The food here is excellent especially the fish and fried chicken tacos. The grilled corn on the cob with their special spice is also most excellent. The problem is it takes them forever to take your order--the line is slow and the people taking the orders are even slower. If they don't fix the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
KentuckyGlobetrotter
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Kentucky
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Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food here is excellent especially the fish and fried chicken tacos. The grilled corn on the cob with their special spice is also most excellent. The problem is it takes them forever to take your order--the line is slow and the people taking the orders are even slower. If they don't fix the problem this place drops to a... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife and I frequent this establishment on Saturdays and Sundays during brunch. During brunch they offer fun breakfast tacos that feature tex mex ingredients and eggs. My personal favorite is the chicken, bacon, waffle taco that is tasty and unique. The establishment is always very clean, has a neat atmosphere, and is in a good location near campus.

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Olathe, KS
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised to find this little gem. Unique menu with great flavor and presentation. Very reasonably priced.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visited Local Taco to get a fish taco fix and was not disappointed. The menu is pretty simple but covers all bases. I went for the offer of four tacos for $11, which to me is great value for money. I had the steak, fish, SFC and local bbq which were all awesome. The food was served quickly by the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Lunch included varieties of tacos (beef,chicken,shrimp and fish) uniquely prepared, grits and fries. Very tastey. "Chill" background music. Alcohol available. Limited parking so had leisurely walk from several blocks away...one handicap space noted in parking lot. Definitely recommend.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Ever town has its perfect places for food, fun and great experiences. Start here. The food is gourmet. The prices are amazing. The ambiance is hip and cool.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Great spot to hang out but that's about it. The food lacks flavor, appearance, and quality ingredients for its. Cheap and fast, comparable to the McDonalds down the street. Management is short tempered, unfriendly, incompetent. I went three times each time was more disappointed than the last. Eat here only for the bar-like atmosphere and lower your expectations for the... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Have recently moved from the foodie capital Austin, Tx, to this town with many chain restaurants it was a pleasant surprise to find Local Taco which is pretty close to tex-mex! Portion size is small but the food is very tasty, would return again...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We visited this restaurant while on a college visit with my daughter at the University of Kentucky. The restaurant is within walking distance of the campus. The food was great, the outdoor seating was lovely and the menu was reasonably priced. We would definitely recommend to others!!

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this is the ultimate sunday morning brunch destination!!!!! mimosa's $1.00 !!!!!!! Bloody Mary's $3.00 !!!!! great combination of breakfast taco's, and not the ordinary "taco" taco's, this place is not just for the college kids. They source from local growers, and are Kentucky Proud! the food is very good, and contrary to "daniel" waaaaay above average.... now, don't go there... More 

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Additional Information about Local Taco

Address: 315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
Phone Number: 859-523-3700
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-523-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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