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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

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4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
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Good food and gracious staff for a group of over a dozen

The food was very good and the staff very good for a large Friday night group. Not particularly remarkable but certainly dependably good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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Aberdeen, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and the staff very good for a large Friday night group. Not particularly remarkable but certainly dependably good food.

Thank JinAbr
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

North 27th St...Lincoln, Nebraska It was late at night, 1 hour before they were to close, I called in an order. Very nice over the phone taking the order as well as when I picked it up. I got in and out of the place pretty quick, mainly because it was late and I was the only one there....a bonus... More 

Thank Tom G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My husband and I ate at Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican on a Saturday night when a big football game was happening at the college. I enjoyed my meal and was able order fresh and healthy options. I choose black beans and peppers/onions to add to my soft shell tacos. The Happy Hour drinks were huge and on 1/2 price Happy Hour... More 

Thank Sara M
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were wanting Mexican food on our stop over in Lincoln, and Carlos didn't disappoint. The food was good. A little more pricey than we usually pay, but I would suggest giving them a try.

Thank 907momof3907
Lincoln, Nebraska
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206 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I dined here a couple of weeks ago as we were doing business on the north side of Lincoln. Newly remodeled and menu update was nice! Kennedy took very good care of us and we found our menu selections to be very satisfying!

Thank Terry H
Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Very nice place to eat with the family or with another place. Fast and good service, price is reasonable.

Thank dmp62765
Mason City, Iowa
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The service was outstanding. After a long day on the road good service makes the day. Were had the standard Mexican fare and it was all hot and delicious. Margaritas were made perfectly and not watered down. A very good experience.

Thank dad2trkloves2travel
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

In town for business, looked for quick and simple but good meal, this was close enough to walk from motel, a real plus. Slow service, dirty table, and then very plain Mexican style food. My quick meal, very bland took forever. Many other options in the area.

Thank Bob B
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

These were the worst tacos I've had...have eaten here before when in town, but this plate was a fail.

Thank Mary Ann E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food tastes good, although not authentic. However, my service was poor and on the third occasion eating here, I became ill every time. Will not be returning.

Thank DeAnna C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: 402-438-4455

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican


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