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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
402-438-4455
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Ranked #93 of 547 restaurants in Lincoln
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 24, 2014
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English first
Lincoln, Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
282 reviews 282 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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Seattle
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70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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North Platte, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The food was great, the staff was friendly, prices were in line with that scale of restaurant.and food was out in a timely fashion.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Went there while visiting my folks.We like mexican food.So decided to give it a try.Staff there did an outstanding job.Fast,polite,professional.Place was clean.I had a chicken burrito.It comes with 2 sides.It was pretty good.They serve free chips & salsa upon seating down.Place is well kept & has a pleasant atmosphere.Will go next time when in town.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Excellent service.Complimentary chips and salsa with the meal.I had a chicken burritto.It was delicious.It comes with two sides.Big portions.Waiter was attentive.I have to admitt...it is not the same as in New Mexico,but it was really good.We'll definetly comeback if we are in the area.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

The manager working was the best looking in charge woman I have ever seen. I love her and I don't even know her

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The food is okay, but I have to say I think this restaurants makes its money with over-priced drinks. And in hindsight, I wish we'd sent our under-powered margaritas back for another splash of tequila.

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Ft. Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We are from Texas - so are used to real Tex-Mex. The food was Ok - just nothing to brag about. It was close to our hotel and convenient at the end of the day. We did like the chips though! Prices are good $10-$12 for an entree. The "jumbo" margarita was very small by our standards. We had a... More

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Nebraska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I used to go to Carlos almost monthly. The food is good and there is variety for a fair price. I will still order carryout, but will not be going to eat inside after their remodel. It is more modern and open, but reminds me of a school cafeteria. I don't want to see every customer in the restaurant while... More

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