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841 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington, KY 40504-3605
+1 859-303-5573
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantain chips” (15 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
841 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington, KY 40504-3605
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

Visited Lexington last week and just happened to stumble across "Burger Week". Stopped in Brasabana with some family and friends (7 of us) and was told it was a 45-50 minute wait...which turned into less than 30 seconds when spots opened up at the bar....More

Thank Osbo5
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I received a coupon for a free appetizer. Totally delighted considering, I eat there very often. Called in my order... I work from home just down the street. Lots of time with my employees have been spent consuming food from Brassabana. This time, in particular,...More

Thank marty107
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Our first visit to Brasabana...and maybe our last. Had drinks, the Long Island tea is fruit juice. The paella was mostly rice and like the other dishes, very bland. We were all disappointed at the quality and quantity of the food considering the price. The...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

WOW!!!! The best restaurant in Lexington. The best atmosphere and service. I challenge everyone to find anything better. Love this place!!!!

Thank Keith B
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Brasabana offers a very tasty menu of Latin and Caribbean cuisine with a touch of southern comfort food. It has a really cool bar and even has a trivia game on Thursday nights. Fried plantain chips and salsa are a good appetizer. They offer craft...More

Thank wrthurx
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

So we spent a wonderful Christmas with family before flying back to the UK. We wanted a restaurant not too far from the airport. Wow! The best way to finish off a great holiday. The food was tasty and the staff utterly brilliant! If you...More

Thank ScandiPeacock
Reviewed December 7, 2017

Pearl Harbor Day is celebrated as the day I "dropped the bomb" on my wife. I proposed marriage. For appetizers, we had Croquetttas.We love them and always order them. I had the chicken pasta special. I loved it. My wife had the Pork Havana. It...More

Thank V4500PUjerrym
Reviewed October 16, 2017

This outdoor/indoor restaurant serves good food amidst a casual atmosphere. The crisp plantain appetizers with salsa were a delicious treat to start off the evening. A sports channel was televised on screens throughout the dining area. While this may be appealing for some, I didn't...More

Thank tntraveler003
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop in for dessert and drinks on the patio later in the evening since we have never done that..... everyone was enjoying the young man playing a variety of music. So I would say if you are just wanting to have a good...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed September 16, 2017

My husband and I went to Brasabana today to eat lunch. The wait staff was excellent. The food was unimpressive. I hoped for a Caribbean eatery experience, but it was actually quite bland. I ordered chicken and my husband ordered fish. Though both were good...More

Thank Perri S
Management response:Responded September 22, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, Perri. We’re so glad you loved the service, but are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food. We strive to provide fresh and flavorful dishes for each guest and it seems...More

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Yes, they have a happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $25
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 841 Lane Allen Rd, Lexington, KY 40504-3605
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-303-5573
  • E-mail
Brasabana features Cuban cuisine that is naturally scented with the flavors of Latin America and the Caribbean (think plantains and slow braised pork). It will draw on the talents of Chef/Owner Miguel Rivas who hails from the Dominican Republic and trained as a culinary artist in New York City before locating to Lexington to be near family. It is a story of today’s global, mobile -- yet local reach -- that defines Brasabana.
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