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Review of Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya
Ranked #18 of 903 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating
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!
KY
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“yum yum ya ya”
Reviewed February 15, 2010

I'm not big on hot & spicy food & I was glad to sample B4 ordering. I loved the maque chouy & the succotash . My friend loves hot & spicy so he was in heaven. He tried the white chilli & the gumbo & loved it. The prices were great for the amount you get. The food came to us fast & hot. The staff was great & friendly. I also liked that the resturant is local owned.

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Lexington, KY
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“Excelllent Creole in KY”
Reviewed November 23, 2009

I eat here once a week--this is clearly the best cajun/creole in Lexington. Very reasonable prices, huge portions, funky atmosphere...
Maque Choux is the star, but the Jambalaya is great, and feel free to try one of the rotating specials.
Also, you can split a dish--try two entrees. Great way to sample multiple dishes!

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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...”
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...”
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”
Reviewed December 6, 2008

best cajun away from N'Awlins

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