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Fernando's Cafe & Cantina

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1600 Washington St, Blair, NE 68008-1656
+1 402-533-4450
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was ok, food was mediocre. Staff were busy talking with friends instead of waiting on customers

Thank Leigh G
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After my first visit, I was not impressed. A burrito with a lot of burnt chesse. Second visit was very similar. The third time I was still not impressed and haven't been back since.

Thank josephdhammond
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Why do you have to pay so much for chips & salsa? It's free at most places. Otherwise the food is pretty good. The Sangria is yummy & good selection of beer & wine.

Thank kooldogs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We also like the enchiladas here. The portions are large. This restaurant has a bar also.Large menu.service is fair because they are usually busy, but friendly and tasty food.

Thank Jonetta S
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My wife and I went here for supper again, and as always, appreciated the semi-quiet, semi-private atmosphere, and the good Mexican food. Maybe it's not genuine south-of-the-border, but for a Midwestern farm boy and his girl it's just fine. Good food, good service, good prices. We'll do it again!

Thank Mark V
Blair, Nebraska, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Fernando's is ok. For me, this is not Mexican food, this is Tex-Mex with heavy emphasis on American tastes. I have learned to order fajitas because many of the dishes come drowned in melted cheese. I love cheese, but I want to savor all the flavors of the food and spices. Usually the food is lightly seasoned and you use... More 

Thank JSCamargo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

Best Margaritas hands down! I always get their chicken enchiladas which never disappoint! Service is always spectacular and you always get a sucker at the end of every meal.

Thank TravlinLife
Blair, Nebraska
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

Have eaten both lunch and dinner here. The best thing you can order is their Jumbo blended margaritas. M y favorite is the peach , but they have other flavors to choose from. Waiters and waitresses are cordial an very helpful. They seem to be over-worked in my estimation. Food arrives hot and happily they also serve "gringo" food for... More 

Thank Linda M
North Platte, Nebraska, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fernando's is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants in Blair, NE. They have consistently good food. The wait staff does a good job and the atmosphere is decent.

Thank Jamie D
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

Typical Mexican and American fare restaurant. I traveled from California to visit family who lives in Blair. They highly recommended dinner here. So off we went. Not too many places to eat in Blair so Fernados has somewhat of a advantage in local business. Well, in my humble opinion, Fernandos is just an average spot to eat. Nothing spectacular in... More 

Thank 1960vw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Washington St, Blair, NE 68008-1656
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Blair
  • Phone Number: +1 402-533-4450
"One of the largest restaurants in Blair, NE. Quite popular, with a good selection of Mexican menu items".

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