LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 71 El Rancho Tapatio $ L D Family owned and operated,the authentic“not your everyday Mexican” menu features taqueria-style tacos,tostadas,burritos and fajitas,along with street fare favorites such as sopas,gorditas,empanadas and more.Add some excitement with Mexican karaoke on the patio during the summertime. 144 Burt Road – (859) 373-9091 – elranchotapatio.com El Toro $ L D V Bringing Lexingtonians“real Mexican flavor”for more than 10 years,this cantina and grill serves authentic Mexican dishes with the kind of service you’d expect from a family-owned establishment.With plenty of outdoor seating,tasty chips and salsa and a menu full of the finest ingredients, ElToro is sure to satisfy any craving for real Mexican cuisine. 1917 Nicholasville Road – (859) 277-2255 – eltoroky.com Jalapeno’s $ L D Don’t let the inexpensive menu fool you,you’ll find plenty of delicious Tex-Mex classics at this colorful and friendly town favorite.Serving hearty, flavorful salsas alongside inventive specials such as cochinita pibel-roast pork with pickled red onions and beans,you’ll have plenty of fresh and authentic options to choose from.Some claim it home to the best queso in town…there’s only one way to find out! 1030 South Broadway – (859) 281-5171 3130 Mapleleaf Drive Suite #160 – (859) 543-0441 WORLD CUISINE 120 121 119