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Carlos O'Kellys Mexican Cafe

119 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68845-7856
308-238-0100
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Ranked #18 of 90 restaurants in Kearney
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Rockford, Illinois
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Bells
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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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Milwaukee
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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Hemingford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Lloydminster, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The food and service was ok. Not really authentic Mexican food, more of a chain like feel, There is no lounge area, so be prepared to eat with a ton of children around.

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syracuse, ne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The food was good. We had queso dip, sanchos, enchilades, and tacos. They were all very good. The table next to us ordered the fried ice cream and it looked amazing! Will eat there again next time we are in town. The waitress was also very good and friendly.

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