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Fernando's Cafe & Cantina

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1600 Washington St, Blair, NE 68008-1656
402-533-4450
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: "One of the largest restaurants in Blair, NE. Quite popular, with a...
"One of the largest restaurants in Blair, NE. Quite popular, with a good selection of Mexican menu items".
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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Much of the food tastes like it is just a variation of most of the other food on the menu

Have eaten both lunch and dinner here. The best thing you can order is their Jumbo blended margaritas. M y favorite is the peach , but they have other flavors to choose from. Waiters and waitresses are cordial an very helpful. They seem to be over-worked in my estimation. Food arrives hot and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Linda M
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Blair, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Margaritas hands down! I always get their chicken enchiladas which never disappoint! Service is always spectacular and you always get a sucker at the end of every meal.

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Thank TravlinLife
Blair, Nebraska
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten both lunch and dinner here. The best thing you can order is their Jumbo blended margaritas. M y favorite is the peach , but they have other flavors to choose from. Waiters and waitresses are cordial an very helpful. They seem to be over-worked in my estimation. Food arrives hot and happily they also serve "gringo" food for... More 

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Thank Linda M
North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fernando's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Blair, NE. They have consistently good food. The wait staff does a good job and the atmosphere is decent.

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Thank Jamie D
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Typical Mexican and American fare restaurant. I traveled from California to visit family who lives in Blair. They highly recommended dinner here. So off we went. Not too many places to eat in Blair so Fernados has somewhat of a advantage in local business. Well, in my humble opinion, Fernandos is just an average spot to eat. Nothing spectacular in... More 

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Thank 1960vw
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 - Whoops for several reasons. Ambience, not good. Piped in music was too loud and not appetizing. I suspect it is what the employees want to listen to. Accoustics could definitely be improved. Attire of employees was not professional looking. Food was bland, imo. I could and have done better for less $ at home. And I... More 

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Thank Cathy A H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Not sure exactly the type of food this is...possibly Mexican, possibly American? Where we come from this is American, but it does come with rice and beans so I guess it makes it Mexican food??? Anyway it was mediocre at best.

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Thank Jennifer P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped while passing through Blair on our way to Omaha. We decided to try one of the local restaurants that wasn't a chain and will pleasantly surprised by the lovely atmosphere pleasant waitress affordable pricing and really delicious food to pictures on the menu or actually what it looks like worth a try.

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Thank hobbsbuh1
Blair, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband & I eat at Fernandos at least 1-2 times/week. We have our favorites, but most of the food is really good. I have to say the taco salad is rather blah and we always have to ask for extra onions on the tacos. The service is always great. Sometimes on Friday nights it is a little slower, but... More 

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Thank Grannygym
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I eat at this restaurant often, both for business and with my wife. The food is consistently good. The service has always been good, and the atmosphere is conducive for conversation.

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Thank Mark V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We go to Fernandos often. They have the best flour chips around. The margaritas are awesome. We eat have never had a bad meal yet.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Washington St, Blair, NE 68008-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Blair
  • Phone Number: 402-533-4450

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

"One of the largest restaurants in Blair, NE. Quite popular, with a good selection of Mexican menu items".
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?