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Local Taco

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Louisville, KY
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never understood why this place is popular. I assume it's because it's near campus and it's "trendy" (the "green" fee you're charged for a takeout box somehow adds to this mystique). Not that you'll have leftovers- the tacos aren't big enough to feed a bird, and they're absurdly over priced. Go to just about any other Mexican place in... More 

Thank spiritrock4u
Atlanta, Georgia
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the the restaurant had a cool vibe. I ordered a Veggie Taco and a Lobster and Mango Salsa Special Taco. They were both super tasty but the lobster one was my favorite! Also, the guacamole was fresh and wonderful and the tortilla chips were warm, light and crispy. I would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Maddie P
Cleveland, Ohio
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located just off the UK campus. Very casual place with a wide variety of tacos, salsa and queso. Full bar and ready made froze margaritas TVs in every area make it a great place to catch a game. Some outdoor seating. I pull suggest for lunch (before suggesting for dinner)

Thank DaveZ111
United States
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Local Taco is one of my must haves when in Lexington. It always comes to the top of the list when I am in the city for a day. The atmosphere is fun, as it is close to campus, and the food is delicious! This is a great stop for those looking for a tiny local place to grab... More 

1 Thank Lindilynn
Greater Cincinnati
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter is a student at UK. She took us to The Local Taco and we loved the food. It apparently stays very busy and it was in fact busy when we were there. Parking in the area is pretty tough but manageable. We will certainly go back.

Thank RussellGentry
Lexington, Kentucky
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

The food is absolutely great at Local Taco as is the atmosphere. It's a little more on the expensive side but you order at the counter so there is no tip expected. Overall a great and popular restaurant in Lexington

1 Thank Matthew R
Knoxville, TN
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

First visit to this locals taco joint near the UK campus....always a good sign when there is a line to get in....we went on Tuesday so it was "buy 3, get 1 free night"....the tacos are on the small side but were delicious! I highly recommend the Korean bbq taco!

Thank carnesbear
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

love, love this place. not hard on the wallet and the atmosphere was perfect. I would highly recommend eating there. the food is great.....

Thank P. W
Newburgh, Indiana
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Got the street tacos here and they were delicious. I highly recommend! Fun atmosphere, very hip and cool with lots of young people since it's right there at uk. Good healthy menu options and fresh ingredients. Very flavorful food served fast and at a Resonable price. My fav Mexican food restaurant in Lexington no doubt!

Thank travelmomof5
Houston, Texas
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I thought the tacos were pretty good. I've lived close to the Mexican border for over ten years, so although the food was good at the Local Taco it was missing a couple things that frankly I expected. First, every good taco needs to have an appropriate meat to toppings ratio. Without this you're left with a giant heaping of... More 

Thank Jess G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-523-3700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?