Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Lexington, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Lexington, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans' daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn't always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Lexington?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Lexington. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#22. QDOBA Mexican Eats

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 3735 Palomar Centre Dr Suite 65, Lexington, KY 40513
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#21. Chipotle Mexican Grill

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: not available
- Address: 2905 Richmond Rd, Lexington, KY 40509
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#20. La Marquesa Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 165 E Reynolds Rd, Lexington, KY 40517-1249
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#19. Mi Mexico

- Rating: 3.5 / 5 (87 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 818 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-2908
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#18. Maria's Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (23 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 895 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508-1474
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#17. Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 122 W Maxwell St, Lexington, KY 40508-2530
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#16. Campestre Mexican Bar and Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (30 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 910 Beaumont Centre Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40513-1700
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#15. Taco Tico

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (45 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1483 Boardwalk, Lexington, KY 40511-1803
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#14. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1856 Alysheba Way, Lexington, KY 40509-2208
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#13. Agave & Rye

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (26 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: not available
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 123 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507-1228
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#12. El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 125 Towne Center Dr, Lexington, KY 40511-2027
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#11. El Toro Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1917 Nicholasville Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
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#10. Papis Mexican Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 818 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor, Parking in the back of building, Lexington, KY 40502
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#9. El Charro Authentic Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4371 Old Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY 40513-8008
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#8. Farm Market

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1079 E New Circle Rd, Lexington, KY 40505-4151
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#7. Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1030 S Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504-2681
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#6. Tortilleria Y Taqueria Ramirez

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1429 Alexandria Dr, Lexington, KY 40504-1610
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#5. Mi Pequena Hacienda

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (117 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3501 Lansdowne Dr, Lexington, KY 40517-1401
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#4. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (198 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3841 Nicholasville Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40503-3343
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#3. El Rancho Tapatio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (115 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 144 Burt Rd, Lexington, KY 40503-2411
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#2. The Local Taco - Lexington

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (257 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 315 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3079
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#1. Corto Lima

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (171 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 101 West Short Street Corner of West Short and North Limestone Streets, Lexington, KY 40507
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