El Colonial

Mexican Restaurant in Russell, Kentucky

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El Colonial
4.6
Based on 495 reviews
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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.
J TJ T
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!!
J BJ B
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💕
MysticMystic
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

Monday
11:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday
11:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday
11:00am - 10:00pm
Friday
11:00am - 10:30pm
Saturday
11:00am - 10:30pm
Sunday
11:00am - 9:00pm

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