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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
+1 402-438-4455
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible1%
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“nachos grande” (2 reviews)
“con pollo” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

First time eating at this chain. I was surprised at the selections on the menu. Couldn't make up my mind. Frozen margaritas were good and reasonably priced. Free chips and salsa adequate and was offered more when our basket was empty. Overall would definitely eat...More

Thank sportmom31
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the steak fajitas and was disappointed. It lacked any flavor! You could taste it was just steam heated, no spices or even butter when cooked. The best thing was the drinks. Ordered a bomb pop and it was tasty at least. Id only come...More

Thank Angie A
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Looking for nice, easy meal on our homeward bound trip from Denver to Chicago. Close to our hotel, we have relied on this Carlos O'Kellys several occasions. It is a chain, but good is prompt, tasty. Service is always friendly. This is by...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Love the Strawberry Dacaris.. The meals are large and the drinks are good. Everyone was friendly and enjoyed the meal.

Thank Lola M
Reviewed July 8, 2016

We ate at Carlos O'Kelly's on 27th street while staying overnight. We choose to have the "Naked Nachos Grande"since we were looking for something light for dinner. You can have it served with the nacho mix covering the chips or have them served separate. We...More

Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Both our meals were bland and flavorless. Salad had no flavor and 2 different salad dressings had an odd taste. Burrito was almost meatless and the sauce tasted like it came straight from a can. No next time for them.

Thank Steve T
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Great for an afternoon margarita and some chips. Don't particularly care much for anything other than that though.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Gluten Free menu available, with a good selection! They have gluten free tortilla chips. There is an extensive gluten free menu and the food tastes good. They use corn tortillas and they make their own black beans (not frozen or prepackaged that might be contaminated...More

Thank wrktravelr
Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is your typical chain restaurant with Mexican fare. I was not at all impressed. I would much rather visit a more authentic style restaurant in town like El Toro or Mazatlan. We order the Chili Con Queso for an appetizer and it was an...More

Thank Otter2269
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We dined at this Carlos O'Kelly's because we were staying at the LaQuinta Inn located in the same parking lot and within walking distance. We were dining early and were seated immediately, no waiting. Our server brought warm, crispy tortilla chips with just the right...More

Thank KSMeadowlark
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-438-4455
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