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“I'm from Cajun Louisiana, so I have my own biases--turkey jambalaya? and it wasn't seasoned well, needed help from...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya
Ranked #15 of 885 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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!
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“I'm from Cajun Louisiana, so I have my own biases--turkey jambalaya? and it wasn't seasoned well, needed help from...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2009

I'm from Cajun Louisiana, so I have my own biases--turkey jambalaya? and it wasn't seasoned well, needed help from tabasco (which I hate doing).

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“Good, cheap Cajun food. Rotating menu. Try the Jambalaya and Maque Choux. They usually have a good couple vegetarian...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2009

Good, cheap Cajun food. Rotating menu. Try the Jambalaya and Maque Choux. They usually have a good couple vegetarian options.

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“best cajun away from N'Awlins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2008

best cajun away from N'Awlins

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“Really GREAT cajun food...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2008

Really GREAT cajun food. Everything tastes great from the jam to white chili. Just don't work for the owners. I know 3 people who have and all said it was horrible.

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“The only lacking part of...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2008

The only lacking part of Ya Ya is that it's located on the hottest, most clogged part of Broadway. Otherwise, the food is financially affordable and palatably marvelous. Certainly a favorite.

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