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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

€€ - €€€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 18 March 2018

Food was good, we went during their march madness queso and margarita extravaganza. It wasn’t incredibly busy yet the server took her time getting us our drinks and or food. She did try to pick it up towards the end, I’m assuming because they needed...More

Thank Shai S
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We got together for some small talk and some good food so we picked this place. Not too bad outside or in, not the cleanest either. We waited for a table to be cleaned and so that our wheel chaired companion could have accessibility. Our...More

Thank Pieter W
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A varied menu with lots of excellent choices. Chips and salsa is really good. Portions are very good for the price.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Stopped again while staying overnight. Ordered the "Naked Nachos Grande". Great option for a light meal for two. They offer the option to have the chips in a separate bowl with the nacho topping on a separate plate. This is sooo much easier. Scoop out...More

Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

In a direct comparison between the Carlos O'Kelly's steak burrito and Mazatlans Steak burrito, there is no contest. Mazatlan (the chain in Lincoln also includes Las Margaritas, Mazatlan II, and El Toro) is the clear winner. Their steak was thin sliced, tender, and flavorful. Carlos...More

Thank Otter2269
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Pleasant staff. Menu dedicated to Mexican. Little else. Wine list is one Chardonnay. Prices reasonable.

Thank Chaucer39
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

First of all it is May (Cinco de Mayo) if you have a 5 in your birthday month, day or year you get free Queso (5 free over 5 weeks). The chips and salsa were good, the queso even better. And the tortilla chips are...More

Thank chris h
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We have always enjoyed their food. The service has been pretty good too. I am not a big fan of mexican food but this is pretty good.

Thank RON G
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Carlos O'Kelly's in Sioux City closed down a few years ago and I miss it! It was so great to eat here again. Right when we walked in the door that familiar Carlos O'Kelly's smell hit us and I was instantly happy. It was...More

Thank rosiee1205
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This place is quiet, well planned, has great service and good food. My server Emily H did a terrific job. She recommended a dish and provided exceptional service. The food good and was a value.

Thank DC1064
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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