El Colonial

Mexican Restaurant in Russell, Kentucky

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El Colonial
4.6
Based on 468 reviews
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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

Our Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: Normal Operating Hours
New Year’s Day: Normal Operating Hours