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Gumbo Ya Ya

1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
+1 859-252-9292
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“maque choux” (52 reviews)
“jambalaya” (72 reviews)
“rice” (43 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to New Orleans frequently and Gumbo Ya Ya is true to great Cajun cuisine. The food quality, taste and portion sizes can't be beat. Very casual setting and a small bar, so it is not a destination restaurant, but perfect for a casual...More

Thank LoverofGreatFood
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Gumbo Ya Ya today with some friends. It was my first and will be my last visit. Here's why: (1) Our reception and first contact with an employee came from a guy leaning through the kitchen pass-thru asking what he could get us....More

Thank oncecalledstevie
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Gumbo Ya Ya food was so good. All I had was the French onion soup, but my husband and kids ate everything they ordered. Nothing leftover. On top of the food being great, the service was awesome! Everyone that worked there was super nice.

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I was in town on business and I'm 60lbs down on my keto diet and do not want to ruin it. Several people told me, you got to check out gumbo ya ya. Little nervous because everything was put on rice or pasta. I caved...More

Thank Ritik C
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I had the large serving which lets you get two meal options, so I had the gumbo and the jambalaya. Both were delicious! It came with a Cajun garlic bread that was amazing, as well. I was on the fence about what I wanted to...More

Thank KMoney865
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Authentic Cajun food in a casual, but clean setting, at very low prices. Hard to beat in Lexington for quality and value. Chicken Etoufee and Shrimp Creole were excellent and accompanied by very tasty garlic bread.

Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

You won't find better food at this price. Also, you can sample whatever you like prior to ordering. I will be back!

Thank KennethGragg
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I am a long time TripAdvisor member and rely greatly on the reviews. A Certificate of Excellence always gets my attention. So when I saw a highly rated Cajun food place near where I was going to be, I thought it perfect. Not quite. It's...More

Thank wayne w
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

My son wanted Cajun food so we went to our favorite Cajun restaurant. All three of us had the Maque Choux over rice. It was absolutely delicious!

Thank ocoee62
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We had a great meal of authentic, inexpensive New Orleans food. Just don't expect atmosphere. My crawfish etoufee was excellent

Thank SidMonge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-9292
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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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