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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

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4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
402-438-4455
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
907momof3907
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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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.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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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!

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Reno, Nevada
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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.

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Mason City, Iowa
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is not the place to go if you want authentic Mexican. Most of the dishes have a ton of cheese sauce on them. That said the food is OK, but not memorable by any means, same with the ambience and service.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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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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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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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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