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Michael's Cantina

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Mexican, American, Southwestern
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912 W Omaha Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701-5842
+1 402-371-6707
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10:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and Great service. Their "famous bean dip" should really be famous, it is the BEST bean dip we've ever had!

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Thank ZeroAltitudeInc
Norfolk
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

family friendly place with great food. More than just Mexican food and all good. Nice bar area to relax in as well

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Thank 834corys
Norfolk, Nebraska
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The bean dip is awesome and the margaritas are probably the best in town! They hand - make their own mix!

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Thank redneckcowgirl94
Omaha, Nebraska
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178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Place was packed, but wife and I got in fairly quick. Great Hispanic-style food, good service, reasonably priced, but crowd was white-trash, pajama-wearing undesirables next to us. Spitting in drink cup and swearing the whole time made this stop average for Norfolk.

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Thank Philip S
Heath H, Owner at Michael's Cantina, responded to this review

Philip S , Thank you for the review and the positive thoughts on the service and food. I'm sorry you had problems with customers near you. Please feel free to ask for a table change if you stop in again and you are uncomfortable. My staff and I don't cater to undesirables and if we would have known about your... More 

Seward, Nebraska
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Across the street From New Victorian Inn. Good solid Mexican food choices. Ate two meals there. Both very tasty.

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Thank teachman2
Columbus
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We Love this Place. Have made the 45 minute drive just to eat here. Food is always good. Service beyond great!

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Thank Peggy F
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Never eaten in a Mexican Restaurant that you weren' t served chips & salsa or offered. Bartendars were busy swatting flies must be why my Frozen Margarita was just crushed ice. No taste. On the rocks was a little better but had strange taste. Tamales were ok, slightly dry. Guacamole was tasteful. I have eaten "Mexican" all over the USA... More 

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Thank Bobbye D
Norfolk, Nebraska
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Michael's was a very good choice for our evening meal. We started off with chips and salsa. The salsa is quiet good. Made with fresh vegetables. My meal consisted of beef enchiladas and they were very good. Very good service. Our waitress came around the table often to refill glasses.

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Thank Brent P
Norfolk, Nebraska
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Margaritas were watered down. Food was okay, I guess Michael's is fine if you are going out for drinks and don't care that the food is "Mexican Inspired" and not Mexican cuisine.

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Thank PickyinNorfolk
Heath H, Owner at Michael's Cantina, responded to this review

I'm sorry you feel we are not real Mexican food enough for you, and I have never heard anyone ever say our Margaritas are watered down, usually they say they are bit too strong. Our bartenders craft each one (they don't come out of a jug or a slushy machine like all the other places in town) and I am... More 

york, ne
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a few drinks and orduers and was very pleasantly surprised. Do not be deceived by the outward appearance of a sleazy little bar. Very nice atmosphere and the staff is fantastic! I have yet to find margaritas in norfolk as good as they are here! Very good and reasonably priced. The food was great and I am... More 

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Thank edreg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:30
Monday
10:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:30
Thursday
10:30 - 23:30
Friday
10:30 - 23:30
Saturday
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 912 W Omaha Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701-5842
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 402-371-6707

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?