© 2020 by Corto Lima

We are currently closed due to

the COVID-19 Outbreak.

We will resume normal hours when we are able. Wednesday-Monday

11:30 am to 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 'til 11 pm

Closed Tuesdays

Latin-Inspired Cuisine
by Chef Jonathan Lundy
Featuring Lexington's
Best Margarita
On the Corner of
West Short &
North Limestone


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Corto Lima

101 West Short St

Lexington, KY 40507



Open 11:30 am to 10 pm

Wednesday - Monday;

Friday & Saturday:

11:30 am to 11 pm


Due to the size of the dining room and nature of the restaurant, seating is on first come first serve basis.


We offer priority seating for parties of five or more. For Priority Seating, please call the restaurant the day you would like to dine with us. 

For private dining inquiries, please email Brie@CortoLima.com or call the restaurant to discuss further. 

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National Publications & Featured Articles

Southern Cast Iron Magazine, April 2019

"Chef's Table"

Fabulous in Fayette, October 2018

Local Spotlight: Corto Lima of Lexington, KY

JCP Eats, February 2018

Commonwealth Collaborations: Corto Lima, Lexington, KY


Lexington Herald Leader, February 2018

Downtown Restaurant Celebrates Anniversary, Adds Weekend Brunch

Zagat, December 2017

"30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America 2017: #26, Lexington"

Supercall, December 2017

"The Worst Bar Trends of  2017:

Bartenders Wish These Trends Would Die in 2018"

ZAGAT, September 2017

"11 Reasons to Drive to Lexington, KY"

The Daily Meal: September 2017

Weekend Planner: Bourbon, Bites & Brews in Lexington, KY

Bar Business Magazine, May 2017

"Refreshing Change of Pace"

Endless Vacation Magazine, Fall 2017

"A+ Eats: Lexington"

Indulge Magazine of the Miami Herald, April 2017

"Belle of the Bluegrass"

Regional Publication Features


Sophisticated Living Magazine (Lex): July/August 2017

"Nuevo Latino"

Business Lexington of Smiley Pete, February 2017

Personal Chef by Steve Coomes

TOPS in Lexington, July 2017

Dining Feature Article: Corto Lima

TOPS in Lexington, June 2017

Top 5 Dining: New in Town

Lexington Herald Leader, February 2017

New Lexington Restaurants

Smiley Pete Publishing, February 2017

Where to Eat Now

Kentucky Kernel, February 2017

Corto Lima Brings Latin Cuisine to Downtown