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Lincoln, Nebraska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We've tried a couple other "authentic" Mexican restaurants and we keep coming back to Carlos O Kelly's, it is our favorite! Recommend their Prairie Fire Fajitas, Suiza con Pollo or their Light Enchiladas!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you are looking for real mexican food, then this is not it. Do not listen to ones that say it is. I come from a large mexican family so hopefully you can believe me. There is a reason why one has closed down already. Many better places in Lincoln.

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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My daughter order their new flavor of tacos, they were delicious. My husband did the large sampler plate and it was a huge portion of food, well worth the money. Our server was so nice and very helpful when we asked him questions. He knew the menu well which helped. Prices were good! Will eat there again when in town.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday night and it wasn't busy when we were there, yet the service was marginal. The food was ok, but definitely nothing special. The prices are reasonable and the menu selections seem fine. Because of the slow service and food that was just on the 'ok' side, I highly doubt that we will eat here... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

So far the only place even remotely close to Mexican food. I'm from Texas and we know our Mexican food :)

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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

After driving 700+ miles just glad someplace still opened and serving. Very good American Mexican food, good margarita and beer, reasonable prices. Sports bar atmosphere with big screen tvs. Close to nearby hotels for travelers.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This local spot was a surprise to us. The staff was very accommodating my wife ordered a dish that was too spicy for her they gladly took it back removed it from our bill and made suggestions to replace itthr new dish was tasty and less spicy. I give this place a thumbs up

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Lincoln, Nebraska
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We like the food here and you are served in a timely fashion. They are great with kids here. It is close to home so we like to visit this place frequent.

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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378 reviews 378 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
462 helpful votes 462 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Very nice Mexican restaurant. Good food. Really liked chicken burrito. Fresh and flavorful.Comes with 2 sides.Chips and salsa are complimentary.Service was outstanding.Courteous and professional.Staff acted as they truly cared about customer's satisfaction.It was a good choice to get together with friends.Someone said it is a chain restaurant.I really liked it.Will try to find out if there are other locations in... More 

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31 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This place with the strange name was right next to our hotel, so my wife and I decided to try it for a light supper. She had a fajita enchilada that she described as above average. I had the taco salad, which was plenty good enough but not outstanding. Service here was excellent. This place is kid-friendly, and we noticed... More 

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Additional Information about Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

Address: 4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
Phone Number: 402-438-4455
Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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