El Colonial

Mexican Restaurant in Russell, Kentucky

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El Colonial
Based on 531 reviews
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Gabriela RaiaGabriela Raia
00:26 15 Jun 24
Lovvee this place, it's my favorite place for the whole family. People and staff there are so welcoming , food and service are impeccable
greg hixsongreg hixson
16:04 11 Jun 24
Shanna CarverShanna Carver
21:51 01 Jun 24
Food was good and staff are always friendly and accommodating.
Nathaniel AckersonNathaniel Ackerson
14:41 26 May 24
Billie HolderbyBillie Holderby
21:37 15 May 24
Max DeCataldoMax DeCataldo
23:52 13 May 24
Good food, good prices. Can’t complain
Dalton WattDalton Watt
16:20 11 May 24
Russ ThirionRuss Thirion
14:51 07 May 24
This place never let's me down with the tacos. Always consistent. With great flavors for dessert
Kathy WaughKathy Waugh
21:33 06 May 24
Carmella ChristianCarmella Christian
22:55 17 Apr 24
Rosey StewartRosey Stewart
00:57 16 Apr 24
My Mother-inlaw, husband and I dined and enjoyed everything. The food was delicious, service was prompt and excellent. I had a piece of the peanut butter cake. I recommend it highly. Would we go back for sure. If you go you are in for a very good dinning experience!
Mike NewsomeMike Newsome
16:10 15 Apr 24
Good food!
Melissa FranklinMelissa Franklin
14:28 13 Apr 24
Their food is amazing. It's always good and way cheaper than Taco bell. That cheese dip is sooo good
Steve MarquezSteve Marquez
21:46 05 Apr 24
Larry HolsingerLarry Holsinger
06:48 05 Apr 24
Laura MelvinLaura Melvin
18:01 24 Mar 24
This is the most consistently good restaurant I have ever been to. The food is always excellent and the portions are good for the price. Street tacos for the win. The service is quick and delivered with a smile. They're just so nice. And the dining area is really pretty. They hung twinkle lights everywhere which was delightful.
Todd GrizzleTodd Grizzle
03:29 21 Mar 24
Best Mexican food in the tri-state hands down. Excellent location, service and menu options. Be sure to try the turtle cheesecake. You won’t be disappointed
Yusep HurtadoYusep Hurtado
22:09 16 Feb 24
Shrimp Fajitas
james gilesjames giles
18:53 16 Feb 24
AJ CarpenterAJ Carpenter
14:24 12 Feb 24
21:56 11 Feb 24
Asia HoneycuttAsia Honeycutt
23:43 04 Feb 24
Amazuuhballzz so yummy in my tummy.
Kendall MorrisKendall Morris
14:48 25 Jan 24
My peoples go to place!! Food is always fresh and hot. Service is excellent!
Carly ConleyCarly Conley
22:11 23 Jan 24
Great service and great food. Super friendly staff
Misty SMisty S
20:51 20 Jan 24
This was our first time visiting the restaurant. I forgot to take pictures of the menu, but they had a good variety to choose from and great prices. We really liked what we ordered. The portions were nice and filled us up, without having too little and still being hungry or having too much and needing to take extras home. All the employees were very nice, and our waiter kept checking on us. We will be back!
Jon AdamsJon Adams
00:47 09 Jan 24
Nice place. The food was really good.
Caroline VanoverCaroline Vanover
22:25 06 Jan 24
Christina StatenChristina Staten
18:08 01 Jan 24
David SmithDavid Smith
17:22 26 Dec 23
One of my favorite places to eat. I always enjoy their food.
Janice TeterJanice Teter
23:44 20 Dec 23
Service was great and the food was good!
Taylor BrayTaylor Bray
17:04 14 Dec 23
Tammy RowseyTammy Rowsey
19:42 22 Nov 23
Great place, service and people are fantastic.
Donald SublettDonald Sublett
21:32 20 Nov 23
Best food. Best people.And check out Taco Brothers, the sister restaurant!! So good!
Rob ElkinsRob Elkins
00:31 20 Nov 23
Fast and friendly service. There is plenty of room for a large party!!
Michael MorrisonMichael Morrison
14:18 13 Nov 23
6.36 for one slice of pumpkin pie cheesecake. That is such a rip off, if you tired one place then you tired everywhere else. Also didn't like that the workers where giving be weird looks cause I just wanted to try the cheesecake nothing else. Worse place I've been to in a while
Nancy WNancy W
18:41 07 Nov 23
Food is amazing love it definitely recommend it delicious food
Kendall MorrisKendall Morris
02:58 29 Oct 23
Sattin MaloneSattin Malone
20:48 28 Oct 23
Barbara MartinBarbara Martin
18:31 25 Oct 23
Good food. Not overly spicy, but could be if that's what you want. Best guacamole! I really enjoyed it. Order the chocolate cake after dinner, if you dare. It's amazing.
Nathan ParksNathan Parks
13:01 06 Oct 23
Juan and his staff are great and the food is excellent! Thanks for a great experience!
kendra velezkendra velez
19:01 27 Aug 23
Service was above and beyond!!!The food is fantastic and a genuine good feels place.
Caleb FeltyCaleb Felty
11:05 24 Aug 23
Doren PelfreyDoren Pelfrey
03:09 23 Aug 23
Daniel ClayDaniel Clay
05:38 21 Aug 23
Love the food and friendly staff!
Samantha BarkerSamantha Barker
20:37 13 Aug 23
Amazing food. Big portions. Amazingly friendly staff. Definitely a new spot for me to go!!
Steve GartinSteve Gartin
20:37 12 Aug 23
Oh my goodness! Best mexican food I've ever eaten! The hostess was very friendly and welcoming. Our waiter, Pedro was phenomenal and the food was fast, fresh and amazing. So filling too. We've traveled to different counties and states to eat and by far, this one takes the top spot. We got the El Colonial burrito.... Wow! We can only give 5 stars but if we could give 010, El Colonial would get it!WONDERFUL PLACE!
Help MeHelp Me
22:34 09 Aug 23
Food was delicious! Love their salsa. Shared the El Texano with my girlfriend and we both couldn't finish it all.
22:45 24 Jul 23
No wonder there’s a new Raptor or new Lexus parked out back 🤣🤣🤣 Cold and nothing there. Toro Loco it is.
judy landjudy land
11:45 21 Jun 23
If you want authentic mexican food, this is the place to go! Everyone is so friendly, the food is hot, fast and delicious! This is my family go to for great mexican food! YUM!
Alisa BartramAlisa Bartram
21:49 14 Jun 23
The restaurant is beautifully decorated and clean. Service is fast and very friendly. I have to recommend the pollo degollado if you're a fan of delicious veggies! The tres leches cake and fried ice cream are wonderful too. Pricing is fair for the amount of food you receive.
Stephanie NeffStephanie Neff
21:51 16 May 23
My lunch today (El Colonial Burrito) was excellent! I usually eat Pollo Juan which is great but wanted a beef dish today. I get fast dine-in service but this was take out. It was very prompt and still very hot when delivered! Thanks to Juan Diego and crew! God bless you! Stephanie
Missy ReeseMissy Reese
01:17 25 Apr 23
I ordered my food and repeated 6 times specifically what I wanted. Picked up my food and got home to find that I was given something I can’t even eat. So now I have to go today without eating today because I took my lunch time to drive there and wait the 15 minutes after I called to let them know I was there to have to call again to get my food.
Adrian RileyAdrian Riley
14:41 02 Apr 23
Love me some 🌮🌯. This place served up a really good Cadillac margarita. For a dollar more, much better than the house.Chips were delish along with the salsa. Street tacos were also very good. Enjoyed the idea of making my own with the lunch options.We opted for the cake at the end. Hard to miss when you walk in. Bit steep for cake, but boy was it good!Youngster ordered in Spanish and the waiter/owner was kind to play along.
Sarah LewisSarah Lewis
01:51 10 Mar 23
This place was amazing. Quick seating, quick service and quick food.The food was amazing. Will for sure be back when we come to Kentucky.
Amanda SchreierAmanda Schreier
13:53 04 Mar 23
I eat here all the time, and no matter what I get, it’s fresh and fast, with really friendly service. If you like spicy food, ask them to bring you some of the homemade hot sauce from the back.
Reynold Steger Jr.Reynold Steger Jr.
03:16 05 Feb 23
Love this place, nice friendly service. They even went above and beyond in helping me with my order. Even to suggest what another customer ordered that is also a post bariatric surgery person and prepared my meal with out all the oils, butter, rice and tortillas leaving only the stuff that I am allowed to have. Thanks again to the lovely waitress that helped, she was a huge help.
Gregory HallGregory Hall
18:22 11 Jan 23
Really good. Love this place
Appalachian WandererAppalachian Wanderer
03:10 11 Jan 23
Good food, friendly staff, excellent customer service, pleasant atmosphere, and clean restaurant and restroom.
Tyrone AllenTyrone Allen
18:37 11 Sep 22
Food was great tasting and hot 🔥. Fast and great service. Very clean and artful environment. A place I'll recommend to eat. Authentic taste.
Heather JHeather J
01:52 02 Sep 22
Went there for my son's birthday dinner tonight and it was amazing! The staff was extremely nice and the food was delicious. The pineapple margarita was also delicious. The inside looks completely different than the last time we were there a few years ago. Definitely upgraded! We will be back more often!
MsMother35 stehle0705MsMother35 stehle0705
14:53 23 Aug 22
Fresh food, not glop on a plate. Hands down best Mexican around. Fish tacos are my favorite but everything is delicious. We always bring friends from out of town here because we know the food and the service is excellent.
macy chapamacy chapa
02:17 10 Jul 22
really good desert and tacos! the street tacos are like the ones i would get in my hometown in texas 🙂 clean environment and friendly people. we will be back
Justin ClayJustin Clay
18:27 04 Jun 22
My favorite restaurant to eat at they have good prices great food and the best service ever!
Larry FizerLarry Fizer
12:19 28 May 22
Everything is Great at El Colonial.They make you feel like Family..David the Bartender is the BEST 👌 👍
Christy RichardsonChristy Richardson
23:18 15 May 22
Was fast getting seated and our orders were out and hot in less then 10 minutes!!
16:46 04 Apr 22
Great service! Being understanding for menu price increase, quantity of food for a mid priced entrées was not comparable to other nearby similar resteraunts. I ordered the signature "El Colonial Burrito" and felt like it was lacking filling. Taste was great but with price comparison felt like should've been stuffed with more ingredients. Tacos were much different with plenty of food for price.
Shino ChannelShino Channel
00:26 22 Mar 22
The best Mexican food, ever‼️ Food was awesome and their dessert was good as well😋 Ppl are nice, too💕
00:33 12 Feb 22
The last six meals have been great. The desserts are the best in the area.
Aaron StephensAaron Stephens
15:12 29 Jan 22
Always great!!! Excellent Service! Great tasting food! HIGHLY recommend!
Kathi CaldwellKathi Caldwell
18:13 01 Jan 22
My sister and I always wipe the tables with clorox wipes or some similar item when we go out to eat. We have eaten in quite a few restaurants and perform this same procedure. Most all wipes will become dirty like the tables have not been cleaned in quite a while or I have wiped my shoes with it. But, the numerous times we have eaten at El Colonial, the wipe is as Clean as it comes out of the package. Their tables are cleaner than any other. I always show the cloth to my sister, so she can vouch for it. Always amazed when wiping their tables. Keep up the good work, guys! Also, I love the food!!!
David BurgessDavid Burgess
19:12 18 Dec 21
Great service. Been the go to for years. Staff is the best!
Gwen ClaytonGwen Clayton
21:59 04 Nov 21
Delicious food. Real alcohol (not just wine margaritas), friendly staff, cute ambiance.
Emily MenshouseEmily Menshouse
23:04 02 Oct 21
Loved El Colonial!! The manager was amazing and really stepped in to help others. Will definitely be back soon!!!

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Our Hours

11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
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