If you've read my other reviews you know I'm extremely critical about the food in Lincoln. That being said, I think El Chaparro is the best Mexican place in town. I've never eaten at the north Lincoln location, just at the South 13th location. I've had several items on the menu, and almost all of them were great. From 5 chorizo tacos on soft corn shells with cilantro and onions for 5 bucks, to the Chipotle chicken, it was all wonderful. You have several choices of meats, and they can be your choice in almost any dish. The menu selection is huge, with several seafood items available. I'm still working my way through the entire menu, and it's been a real treat. The service is great, the servers are all extremely nice and capable, and I've rarely gotten a wrong order other than on a couple of take outs. The place is open late, but there is a crowd usually around 9-11 in the evening. No matter what time you go, you're guaranteed a great meal!
The food was better than expected with a name like O'Kelly's on a Mexican restaurant. The salsa was remarkably fresh for late winter- great tomato flavor. The rest was a bit better than average. Tap beer selection was poor but the Margarita's were the obvious choice around the tables ( did not try one). Wait staff was a bit too cheery for me, helpful but less than sincere, but we did dine just ahead of closing.
The tamales here are the best in Lincoln. Too bad the rest of the food isn't as good. Everything seems to be made exactly the same, with either a different sauce or different meat, but it all has the same taste and the same texture. The vegetarian is really bland and unimaginative. I have to agree that this is NOT a Mexican restaurant. It's a Americanized version, and a boring one at that.
Great Dinner My husband took me here for my Birthday dinner. The food was good and the staff were friendly. I had a Margarita with my dinner. Strawberry to be exact, it was delicious. For desert I had a mini chimi cheesecake. Mmmm. When we were done the check came very fast. No real wait time for anything dinner/check/drink. I like this place.
I miss Tico's SOOOOO much!!! Since I moved to the west coast, I have not been able to find the same quality Mexican food I enjoyed here - thanks for the great food and drinks!! I guess I will have to settle for frequent visits to Lincoln to get my "Chile Relleno fix"!
Sorry, but this long-time Lincoln establishment doesn't as a Mexican restaurant. The food is 'clunk', not real Mexican far. More later, but it is not real! Always manges to disappoint a lover of mexican food. Has been so for years. garraud
D'Leon's has good food. Some people may prepare food better than others still tastes good. And everyone should also think about how it came to be and how a person has to take care of this restaurant. Respect. Good Mexican food.
My friends had recommended me to come and eat at this place. I thought it wouldn't be good but surprisingly it was very good. Addicted to that food.
one of the best just when you use a card to pay it takes a few days for it to come out so a little confusing. But great food and atmosphere!
the food here is the most authentic mexican food in Lincoln and the pitchers of margaritas are sure to leave you with a good time