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Gumbo Ya Ya

1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
+1 859-252-9292
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“maque choux” (51 reviews)
“gumbo” (117 reviews)
“rice” (43 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
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Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Great lunch place for a cajun flair. Plenty big portions and decent pricing help make this a favorite. Seeting is not great but lots of folks get carryout.

Thank mrlco
Reviewed September 11, 2014

The service was great. I was able to try samples of the flavors before choosing my selections. The food was fantastic.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are always looking to try new places, and this one is definitely on the return to list! Great Etouffee, and Red Beans and Rice. Lots of take out orders while we were there on a Sunday afternoon, so they were busy both inside and...More

Thank LynneandScotty
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Wife and I wanting something different from the burger/sandwich lunch..looked at Tripadvisor and Gumbo YA YA was not too far away from hotel. When we got there were lots of cars but when inside appeared that the cars belonged to people eating at other nearby...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We have tasted the best of Cajun in New Orleans, so we were skeptical when we read the reviews about Gumbo YA YA. More doubts when the published directions to the address led us to a strip mall almost at the edge of town in...More

Thank Imelda R
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here on Sunday afternoon. The place was very clean and inviting. The server pointed out the specials of the day and I had the Crawfish Étouffée which was delicious. I was very pressed with the speed of service, before I had my drink...More

Thank KashmirX
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We were passing through Lexington, so I took to Trip Advisor to see what options for dinner were available. We had a craving for Cajun so decided to give this place a shot! Boy are we glad we did!! We were greeted with a friendly...More

Thank Amber C
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Checked in to the local Holiday Inn Express and was hungry. We looked on TA and found this local place and decided to try it. So glad we did, good home cooked Cajun food and at a reasonable price, way better than the local Sir...More

Thank Jimb2000
Reviewed August 9, 2014

All reviews are correct, had jambalya, was better than what I have eaten in Nawlin's All is good, Will certainly go back when I am in the area, also offered a sample to try something different before you buy. Who does that besides an ice...More

Thank roamer7456
Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

My dish I got wasn't anything to ride home about compared to others I've had before here and else where, pretty simple crawfish creole , lite on the crawfish and a piece of chick(what I get for ordering the small plate) What really won me...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-9292
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Gumbo Ya Ya Fast Casual Cajun Creole is locally owned & operated by Greg and Tressa Todd. Greg started his career in the Cajun restaurant business in 1989 as an assistant manager for New Orleans native Joe Vuskovich (Original founder of Jozo's Bayou Gumbo). Greg worked under Joe V's wing for many years as a prep cook, store manager & co-partner of the original Yats Cajun Creole. After several years in the business, Greg decided to open his own Cajun joint with a “keep it simple” motto & no frills. Thus the chalkboard menu and tax included pricing. The S. Broadway location opened it's doors in January of 2004 and continues to serve up Lexington's finest Cajun cuisine around. Greg takes great pride in knowing every plate of food served in his store is prepared by him using fresh local produce (no preservatives) & that he is dishing up damn good Cajun Creole for a can’t beat it price! So, whether your in the mood for the famous Yatwich, or you need to satisfy your irrepressible urge for Maque Choux, or you just want ya some Red Beans & Rice on Wash day, Ya Ya's has got you covered!
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