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Carlos O'Kellys Mexican Cafe

119 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68845-7856
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Ranked #16 of 92 Restaurants in Kearney
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently ate here on a return visit to Kearney. The food was very good and we were served quickly and had a very attentive waitress. I have to say the food was even better this time than it was the last time we ate here. Convenient location too

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a take out. Portions were big. Food was fresh and very tasty. Restaurant would be excellent if had a patio outside that we could bring our two paps.

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Rockford, Illinois
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137 reviews 137 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had two separate meals at this restaurant. I need gluten-free due to a medical condition and they have a nice gluten free specific menu, with quite a few meals to choose from. I had 2 different chicken dishes and both were delicious! The staff is friendly and helpful. I recommend having at least one meal here!

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Crete, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was in Kearney for a conference and we had to do lunch one day on our own. This restaurant is located within easy walking distance of the conference center so was selected by many conference-goers. While we were seated right away (someone from our group got there early), many others stood in line in front of the building waiting.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate here twice while we were in the area. In all we had the Chicken Chimichanga El Dorado, chicken fajitas, the enchiladas, the sampler plate, forget what it is called bit it was all very good. The salsa could use a limitless more kick to it, but was still good.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We had dinner here because it was convenient to our hotel. The interior was a bit dated and rundown. The service was a tad slow and the quality of the food was salty, and not very good. The best comparison would be like a step above Taco Bell.

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York, Nebraska, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Being Gluten Free sometimes makes you feel like a second class citizen in most restaurants. So many of their menus consist of a simple piece of paper that says what not to eat. Carlos O'Kelly's actually has a very nice colored menu. The food also was excellent. When ordering something that could have potential problems, the wait staff came back... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Service was good but the food left something to be desired. Kind of like fast food on a plate. Convenient to the motel area.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

we ate here twice during our stay. Once we called in an order for pick up and ate in our room. the second time we tried to eat it was well after lunch and we were told we'd have to wait to get seated (we went elsewhere then). the third time we went we had dinner (rather late). both times... More

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Aurora, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was a typical Mexican restaurant. I liked that the salsa for chips came in a small carafe and each person was given their own salsa bowl. The serving temperature of the food could have been hotter.

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