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Local Taco

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Guelph, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After searching the internet for the "best Mexican restaurant" in Lexington we decided on "The Local Taco" because it had some pretty decent reviews. We were not disappointed. It's nothing fancy, just great Mexican fare. I had the 4 taco plate and all of them were delicious. We sat out front on the patio and had a great time. It... More 

Thank Willtravel6728
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Co-worker and I were on a business trip in Lexington. We found the Local Taco while in historic downtown. WOW!! What an amazing place. Super quick service, even for a Saturday night. Amazing food!! The guacamole was awesome!! Best tacos I've ever had!!!

Thank Mindy H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome and so is the atmosphere. We choose to eat here a lot and it is always a good choice!

Thank ccbayne2
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Local Taco has excellent gourmet, locally sourced tacos. I have tried most of them with the Asian style and the brisket being my favorite. These are tasty treats that are not your ordinary tacos. There guacamole is very good also but DO NOT forget the street corn----it's amazing. Being in the heart of University of Kentucky's campus (Go Cats)... More 

Thank Wildcatfoodsnob
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local Taco does excellent food in a semi-short order fashion. There are very busy times and more quiet times. This establishment is popular with UK students and UK hospital peeps. Summer weeknights (M-Th) are more quiet. On busy nights expect to take 30minutes+ to order. Margaritas are good too, but come for the Tacos.The patio is very nice when the... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?