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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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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“black beans” (4 reviews)
“con pollo” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
4455 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521-4111
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Chaucer39
Reviewed 2 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 14 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 31 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
Reviewed 8 September 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 27 August 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 15 August 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 11 July 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 8 July 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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