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Local Taco

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
+1 859-523-3700
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Huntsville, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My son and I visited with a family member. As a native Kentuckian but long time Texan, I generally have low expectations for Mexican food too far north. Even in Texas and throughout the SW, our long time traditions of Tex-Mex and other local fare tacos have spawned various newer styles of tacos that are so popular today among millenials... More 

Thank Taylor M
Kernersville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local find, #1 recommendation from all the college students we asked and they weren't wrong. In college visits from Texas and this place held up, wish there was one at home. All local ingredients, fresh and amazing food.

Thank Tim M
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to local taco mostly because of the long line outside at lunch time. We were not disappointed despite our fairly long wait. The food is so good. Simple, delicious and they give you corn tortillas if you ask for them. Also, they are nice enough to make margaritas without any sweetener if you like me, like the salty... More 

Thank AlePad2013
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We dropped in for supper and tried the steak fajita quesadilla and tacos (korean bbq, local bbq, southern fried). The food wasn't as spicy as we would have expected but it was still very tasty. There are lots of hot sauces on the table if you wanted to add them.

Thank sbrys0n
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must every time we come to Lexington! We love their guacamole and black beans. Never had a bad taco either. You order at counter and then they deliver to your table. Tip. If busy designate someone to hold table and place their order ! Great Mexican food!

Thank Lisa F
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is fresh, fast, and fabulous! I had the lunch special with two black and blue taco. The flavors were bright and complex. The side,that came with my lunch, I chose turnip greens. Oh holy mother of baby Jesus! So! Freaking! Delicious! Must try! They do have a spicy kick, which I like. Near campus and... More 

Thank Erin C
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Wow. I honestly am bewildered as to why this place has such a good rating...this will be a long review because I will go into detail about why everything was so bad lol. I came here with my partner and we were very hungry so we ordered a ton of food: queso dip, guacamole, pico de gallo, a mushroom and... More 

Thank Sara R
Statesboro, Georgia, United States
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Tacos are very good, if they have the tortilla soup, get it. Nice selection of beer on tap and bottle. It's just lunch, so not intended to be a business type lunch. Chips are super thin and crispy.

Thank Kymberly H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I paid quite a bit for a meal that was not very tasty. The quality does not meet the standards for the price of the food.

Thank Chad C
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I still groan when I pass this restaurant. Probably our least-liked in Lexington. Poor service. Lousy flavors. Extra charges for the basics galore. Maybe there have been changes since we last dined....

Thank NinaInV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-523-3700

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?