Places to Eat

The Local Taco

the local taco lexington

The stretch of road that runs through downtown is covered with many different kinds of restaurants, bars, and local businesses. Located at 315 South Limestone sits The Local Taco.

I love how they state what they are about: “Embracing the simple pleasures of Tex-Mex cuisine with the traditions & character of Southern food culture.”

A lot of the ingredients are local, which is a huge plus in my book. Currently, The Local Taco has six locations; located in Kentucky, Tennessee, and South Carolina, and two opening up in Alabama. Also, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3pm, they offer a brunch along with $1 mimosas and $3 Bloody Marys. If you think tacos are good for lunch and dinner, just wait until you bite into one of the ones that are exclusively available during brunch.

I present to you… Chicken Bacon Waffle tacos served with agave nectar and your choice of two sides (which I got two orders of fried potatoes). If you order the Kentucky brunch, you actually get your choice of two tacos and sides. I just ordered two of the same thing, because the choice was clear… C-H-I-C-K-E-N  B-A-C-O-N  W-A-F-F-L-E  T-A-C-O! How could I resist?

If you ask me, I think it’s pretty genius that they took such an iconic dish, such as chicken and waffles and combined it with another dish that people love, tacos.


They also offer catering, so do you know what that means? You can have your wedding catered or whatever event of your choosing. If you do, be sure to send me an invitation, so I can eat some tacos with you.

Thanks so much.

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  • Gina Leslie

    Now that looks amazing! If I am ever in Fayette I will definitely have to stop their for brunch!

    • Whitney @ Fabulous in Fayette

      You should!! It’s really delicious! You won’t regret it! I live in Lexington. Fayette just refers to the county the city is in 🙂

  • Raquel Harbin

    Okay WHAT?! This is genius. I need to go here. Now added to my bucket list. Thank you!

    • They were so yummy that I definitely could’ve eaten way more than the two I got hahah!! Plus, a lot of ingredients are local!

  • Wow! Those chicken waffle tacos look amazing! And how can you not go to a place with $1 mimosas? Seems like a most fabulous place to dine. — Amy @

    • They are so delicious!! I plan on going back soon with my husband!! They also use local ingredients, which is a huge plus!!

  • I think I might be one of the few people who don’t like chicken and waffles. The Local Taco isn’t here in our state but I’d love to eat there if I’m ever in one of those 4 states.

    • 🙁 Chicken and waffles is soooo good!! They also have other tacos (but not traditional tacos) during lunch/dinner!!

  • Robin Rue

    I have never had chicken and waffles. I think it must be a southern thing because they are pretty much non existent up here in Boston.

    • You are missing out!! Yep, it’s southern. It’s soul food. If you ever get a chance, try it! It may seem a little weird to combine chicken, waffles, and syrup, but it is soooo delicious!

  • CrazyShenanigans

    That food looks yummy!

  • Looks amazing! These are all my favourite foods wrapped up in one!

    Nellwyn |

  • These sound so interesting! And exactly like something my husband would order 🙂

  • Kori

    That does sound quite tasty. I’ve never been one to turn down chicken, bacon, or waffles.

  • I do not think we have a taco place like that in my area, so I envy you! Would love to try the Chicken Bacon Waffle tacos! Sounds so yummy!

    • It was sooo good! I looked online at the other Local Tacos, and I think the location where I live is the only one that has the chicken bacon waffle tacos! (I’m not sure since I haven’t been to the others, but there are some that don’t even offer brunch)

  • Pete Cataldo

    Okay, so I’ve made yet another mistake to click on one of your posts because now, I want nothing more than to indulge in one of these waffle tacos! LOL … Those look stupid good. I live in NYC, so I can’t visit a Local Taco anytime soon, but perhaps I can figure out how to replicate this ridiculous creation. Haha. Thanks for sharing!

    • It was so good! Two wasn’t nearly enough!! I’m sure you could make it yourself… or you can make yourself a full-sized portion. Could be fun? 😉 Saul Good (just a restaurant here in Lexington) has the best chicken and waffles that I’ve had so far (no tacos with theirs though!)

  • JeeYoung

    GENIUS! You’re making me drool!

  • Rachel Zampanti Langer

    My son would really love this! What a fun twist on the traditional.

  • Jessica Hughes

    Oh man these looks delicious, my husband would go nuts over these!

  • Jacqueline Snoderly

    I am dying over here! Wow…this looks so goooood!

    • It was good!! When I found out about them, I just knew I had to try them, since chicken and waffles is one of my faves!

  • Oh wow! For the first time I wish we were driving to Williamsburg! I could stop by!

    • If you are ever in Kentucky, you should!! I’m not sure where Williamsburg is?? I think when I looked it up, it’s about 2.5 hours away from Lexington!

  • Vicky Perreault

    That looks like an awesome menu with all the flavors I love!

    • I’m just sad they only have it on the weekends during brunch… but they have plenty of other tasty ones for lunch and dinner!

  • sara

    I love these tacos! I want to make something like this over the weekend.

  • Those look so interesting, but I’d LOVE to try them!! I wish they had a location in Texas!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    Oh My that looks so good. I do enjoy tacos especially if I’m not cooking them.

    • They also have some pretty good tacos during lunch/dinner… not the “traditional” ones that one would think!! Pretty creative ones 🙂

  • tp keane

    that looks fantastic. Great comfort food while still being tasty and different.

  • It looks delicious! I do love tacos and it is great twist on the classic using waffles. I like the sound of agave nectar too!

    • It’s such a great combination. Usually with chicken and waffles, you use syrup, but I’m guessing that would’ve made the tacos soggy… Whether it is syrup or agave nectar, it’s a must to make the dish complete!

  • jillconyers

    That is an interesting combination. I didn’t even know chicken and waffles was a thing until I moved to Ohio. People think it’s crazy I haven’t tried them.

    • It’s such a great dish… one of my favorites!! It’s more of a Southern thing! We have so many restaurants with it on the menu!

  • Roxanne Ferber

    Very interesting combo! I have heard of chicken and waffles, but never as a taco with added bacon. Will have to give this a try at home!

  • Debra Hawkins

    Oh my word, you had me at bacon taco. I need that in my life ASAP!

  • Di Hickman

    This just seems wrong having waffles in a taco! I think it’s probably one of those things you just gotta try to appreciate.

    • Definitely not wrong haha 🙂 This isn’t your traditional taco place. It’s more of a mix with Southern food and Tex Mex. Plus, a lot of the ingredients are local. They have other tacos like smoked brisket, tequila lime chicken, buffalo chicken, local BBQ, etc.

  • Wendy Polisi

    This looks like such a fun place to visit.

  • This looks yummy!! Just by the look of the food, I would so visit that place just to eat lol…

  • WOW. I mean, I like chicken, but I like bacon, waffles, and tacos a LOT. I am always hesitant to try foods that are weirdly mixed together like this, but they always turn out to be SO GOOD!

    • Chicken and waffles is such an iconic dish here in the South. It’s amazing!! If you ever get the chance to try them, do it! (P.S. Don’t forget the syrup!)

      Chicken and waffles is one of my fave dishes. I usually get it for dinner at another one of my fave restaurants!!

  • OH my goodness! I wish this was close to me…I could definitely go for something like this right about now. It sounds amazing 🙂

  • Sarah Koves

    You had me at mimosas, bloody mary, and chicken and waffle tacos! This looks like a great restaurant.

  • Erin Shebish

    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Seriously. I need to find my way there one day!

  • Eileen Murphy Kelly

    Wow, that looks amazingly delicious! I could also go for one of those Bloody Mary’s, delish! I think Long Island needs to add The Local Taco, yum!

    • Right now, it’s in the South, but maybe it will eventually expand to the North one day! Or you can always come down here 🙂