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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
Closed now
All hours
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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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14 reviews
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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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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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11 reviews
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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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2015

June 23, 2015 - Whoops for several reasons. Ambience, not good. Piped in music was too loud and not appetizing. I suspect it is what the employees want to listen to. Accoustics could definitely be improved. Attire of employees was not professional looking. Food was bland, imo. I could and have done better for less $ at home. And I... More 

Thank Cathy A H
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65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Not sure exactly the type of food this is...possibly Mexican, possibly American? Where we come from this is American, but it does come with rice and beans so I guess it makes it Mexican food??? Anyway it was mediocre at best.

Thank Jennifer P
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped while passing through Blair on our way to Omaha. We decided to try one of the local restaurants that wasn't a chain and will pleasantly surprised by the lovely atmosphere pleasant waitress affordable pricing and really delicious food to pictures on the menu or actually what it looks like worth a try.

Thank hobbsbuh1

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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
Families with children
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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