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de Leon's

West O Street, Lincoln, NE
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Ranked #40 of 548 restaurants in Lincoln
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Fort Collins, CO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stopped by here on our way to Minnesota. Read good reviews and the location was convenient, so we decided to stop. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food was fantastic! I ordered the machaca and loved it. They ran out of rice and substituted French fries and the tamales did not come in the corn husks... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We've been to two of the de Leon's locations in Lincoln and have had very good food at both. The food is hot, fresh and more than fairly priced. Home made tortillas, I think. I will return whenever I get a chance, I'd recommend the Nebraska burrito.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It looks a lot diferent than say an Amigo's/Taco Bell. Rustic. The colors of the place "lots of shades of Brown" encourage you to sit down and eat your meal slowly. Though had to ask at the counter for the usual extras. No stocked condiment Bar like Amigo's. ...........This is not a Taco Bell or Amigo. Cross between a sit... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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174 reviews 174 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

one of the better Mexican food places I have been in. they are a lot of the street food, Mexican food. but it is very good food. they have some good burritos. I get a craving for Mexican food, and this is one of my favorite places to go Mexican food.

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

It's a plain Jane place with no frills! The food is great with fresh cabbage wonderful pork and the value is very good. The beans and rice are just that beans and rice. The meats and veggies are very ful of flavor. This is a fast food but good food restaurant.

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NE Nebraska
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We used the drive through after the Nebraska-Wisconsin FB game and they were very busy. The wait was well worth it with great food made to order. This is so much better than your typical fast food fare, I hate to even call this fast food. Great food, great prices, what more could a person want!

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Lincoln, NE
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Great food, very authentic especially for the area. Best breakfast burritos available anytime. Large menu that is surely to please most everyone.

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I have been very fortunate to have visited many places in the southwest and sample some traditional regional cuisine. (New Mexico, Arizona, San Diego, CA, Colorado, Texas, Nevada) de Leon's serves traditional Mexican food of very good quality. If your idea of good Mexican food is fajita's at Chili's, de Leon's probably isn't your speed. Real Mexican food is made... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

I have to admit that De Leon's isn't for everyone, but it's definitely for me. I'm cursed. I grew up in California and I compare all Mexican restaurants to my Mexican grandmother's cooking. Lincolnites shuffle me from one Mexican restaurant to the next with high hopes of impressing me, but I always leave unimpressed and disappointed that I dished out... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

De Leon's is hands down the best Mexican in Lincoln. Everything is made to order- you can even watch them cook at the 48th and Vine location! Breakfast all day and it's open 24 hours. What more can you ask for? I get the LIncoln burrito- breakfast potatoes, eggs, cheese, bacon and extra sour cream. Delicious!!

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