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El Rancho Tapatio

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144 Burt Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
+1 859-554-5733
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Albany, Kentucky
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I ate lunch at this restaurant, was seated quickly even though they were pretty busey. I only had about 30 minutes to eat, having a doctors appointment at U.K. Service was fast and food was very tasty. Fresh chips and salsa were good. I had a lunch combo with Chicken enchilada, Shredded beef taco, and shredded beef burrito. It was... More 

Thank James b B
Lexington, Kentucky
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Friendly little restaurant with good offerings. Accommodates requests for substitutions and special requests with a smile. Mariachi band plays on some evenings and is a pleasant surprise!

Thank lamberth54
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Neighbors night out--- every Monday Love the food Love the owners Love the waiters Special Do not miss this wonderful treat

Thank 70challenger
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

It is the Best Mexican restaurant in town!!! I love the fajitas and fajitas nachos!!! Staff is very friendly. My wife loves the enchiladas verdes.

Thank kyjames
Leesburg, Virginia
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201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Came here based in reviews here and it didn't disappoint. Food was amazing, Margaritas delicious, and great price. We had great service and enjoyed the experience. We got here around 530 and were on time for happy hour. Get here early as there was a wait as we were leaving. Would absolutely come again.

Thank HBH2336
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We came here for a late dinner after a long day on the road. First, the table where they seated us was dirty, including the napkin wrapping sweetie's silverware. Sweetie's blue Hawaiian margarita was blue, but tasted just like the regular margarita, which was cheaper. The food was ok. The service was deeply inattentive.

Thank loneladytraveler
Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Mariachi band some nights. Good food and margaritas. Rice is not as dry as typical at Mexican restaurants. Can be very busy and parking can be difficult.

Thank Wperume
Lexington, Kentucky
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

We went for dinner (party of four). We were seated immediately and ordered one pitcher of margarita, one beer, and one sprite. We also ordered the cheese dip with onions, chorizo, and tomatoes. It was very good. For dinner we had for different dishes. Tacos, Shrimp, Pollo Jalisco, and one huge burrito! All was delicious, hot, and made to order!

Thank AHeat03
Frankfort, Kentucky
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Bright, clean, and friendly atmosphere! They offer a wide variety of traditional Mexican foods. My husband ordered tacos and sopes, and I ordered a burrito and all of the items were very tasty! Their menu is quite extensive which makes ordering a bit overwhelming, but overall we really enjoyed our experience here!

Thank mrsgarcia01
Lexington, Kentucky
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

The only good thing one of my ex-boyfriends ever did for me was introduce me to El Rancho Tapatio. My favorite Mexican joint in Lexington.

Thank Morgan R

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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?