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“Summer vacation dinner”
Review of Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya
Ranked #21 of 983 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!
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. The server was knowledgeable and food delicious. Portions were large and so tasty! The bread pudding with whiskey sauce was sumptuous

Thank lamsc26
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

The food may have been okay, but the place was in need of a good cleaning. I keep remembering what my dad used to say. "You can tell how clean the kitchen is by how clean the front of the house is." If so, the kitchen must be nasty.

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Thank BURGESS-IN-VA
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

found this place around the hotel, which offers cheap, quick meal

in and out within 30 minutes, good for the go

Thank vile10
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a very friendly staff and some nice New Orleans decorations and feel. The problem is the food is just average. The best thing about the food is that it's filling because they give you a large portion of rice and garlic bread. We tried the jambalaya and the etouffee and both did not have a lot of taste and the texture was like it's been sitting in the pot for days. I would say that the we left uninspired.

Thank Brent R
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

I eat here a couple time a months the food is always good the place is clean the price is good the portions is big I would recommend this place to anyone

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Thank Jesse N
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