Mexican Restaurants in Nebraska

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When drinking from a traditional Spanish porrón, diners must precariously funnel a stream of wine into their open mouths through a spout. Fortunately, at Espana, gracious staffers provide the daring drinkers with a glass of soda water to clean any spills from their shirts.

Porrón wine is only one of the Spanish traditions visitors encounter at the authentic Mediterranean restaurant, where more than 40 varieties of hot and cold tapas pair with pitchers of sangria amid the strains of a guitar. In the kitchen, chefs assemble exotic spices, fine meats, seafood, and vegetables onto small plates, drawing inspiration from generations-old Spanish recipes. They also prepare paella, a family-style rice dish that typically includes veggies, saffron, and meats. In 2009, an Omaha World-Herald writer lauded their paella a la tierra for its "earthy and rich, yet light and delicate" snails and "perfectly cooked" rice.

Out in the dining room, tapas plates speckle colorful red and yellow tables beneath the vivid abstract paintings that hang from sea-green walls. Each month, the dining-room stage hosts live cultural performances, which allow guests to enjoy Spanish guitarists, Spanish dance shows, and Spanish renditions of popular scenes from Good Will Hunting.

6064 Maple St
Omaha,
NE
US

Taco John's swiftly serves an assortment of tangy Mexican fare and bold-flavored innovative snacks. The edible oeuvre includes the eatery's signature super potato olés®: black olives, beef, sour cream, and melted cheese smothering a helping of golden-brown tater nuggets ($4.59). Those who create Venn diagrams to decide between soft or crunchy tortillas can choose the middle ground and get both with the taco bravo® ($1.99). Taste another victory for American and Mexican relations with the taco burger, featuring tacos' usual contents nestled between two fresh buns ($1.59). The chicken quesadilla ($3.79) awakens groggy taste buds with its strong chipotle cream sauce and fresh pico de gallo.

4700 Vine St
Lincoln,
NE
US

Front Porch Eatery is a community-centric restaurant that helps highlight the local history, food, and arts from Cass County. Customers stepping inside are greeted by both the inviting family atmosphere along with the rich scents of American home-style dishes wafting through the space. In addition to serving food and coffee, the caf? serves as a space for community meetings and special events, and also offers catering services.

105 North Park Avenue
Murray,
NE
US

For tasty Mexican fare, Columbus' El Tapatio is hard to top. No need to miss out on El Tapatio just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. El Tapatio can easily accommodate large groups or parties.

El Tapatio is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in El Tapatio for catering.

Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.

There's no need to spend a fortune on a delicious meal at El Tapatio — most prices are under $15.

2721 13th St
Columbus,
NE
US

For its part in doling out authentic Mexican food, Abelardo's has collected its fair share of accolades?including an award for Best Burrito from readers of Omaha magazine in 2014. Across multiple locations in Nebraska and Iowa, Abelardo's enlivens mealtime with those award-winning burritos, as well as tacos, quesadillas, and Mexican sandwiches stacked with diced steak, shredded pork, and chorizo.

But Abelardo's also excels at the intangibles. It serves hefty portions in a swift fashion, and its drive-thru remains open around the clock, making it the ideal stop for diners with late-night cravings and storks who get hungry while delivering babies around town.

8417 Park Dr
Omaha,
NE
US

Wine and dine at Baja Grill in Omaha. No need to miss out on Baja Grill just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Baja Grill delightful drink menu. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Baja Grill won't cost you a sitter. Baja Grill easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Baja Grill's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.

Show up in sneakers or a suit at Baja Grill, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Catering services are also available. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Baja Grill's cooking from the comfort of their own home.

For drivers, a nearby lot is available for use.

Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Baja Grill. Baja Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

2523 South 140th Avenue
Omaha,
NE
US