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“Everything's Good Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya
Ranked #16 of 893 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Ashburn, Virginia
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Everything's Good Here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is my go-to lunch place in Lexington. I've probably tried everything they make, all of which is incredible and delicious. Generous portions, and very flavorful. The bread pudding is great too - the sauce is amazing!

  • Visited May 2014
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Cotter, Arkansas
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8 reviews
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“Well worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Fun, fast and delightful food. A variety of creole stew type meals that are filling and delicious. Dessert was also good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

What a bargain
Huge portions and great flavor
You can can sample the whole menu if you would like
You will love it!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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“Simple, and Spectacular.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Nice looking restaurant next to buffalo wild wings on South Broadway where you choose rice or penne base (cooked excellently any time of the day) then your choice of 12 various sauces they put on your base. If your not sure they will even let you taste test the sauces before you buy. Great tasting, friendly staff and I'm sure to go again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Quick Cajun Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place has big portions for a small price. We sometimes run over to get our food to-go when we've got a day of meetings. We order, they scoop out the food, and we're off back to the office. They have a spicy sauce that will literally set you on fire. Hope you have a few glasses of water at hand. Great food!

  • Visited March 2014
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