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El Maguey

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1104 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-6702
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went here based on Trip Advisor and hotel recommendations and we were not disappointed. Great Mexican food, large portions. Don't order the special Mango Martini as it is way too salty.

Thank Rach20Canada
Kearney, Nebraska
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went to Los Magueyes at 320 3rd and it was fantastic. My wife had the bacon wrapped shrimp and they were really tastey and cooked just right. The plate was still sizzling when brought to the table. Service was great and food was quick to the table and hot. Would like to try there dessert's next time. They sound really... More 

Thank Mike S
Kearney, Nebraska
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Visited El Maguey on Saturday. first time since they moved to new location next to Stagecoach on south second. Food was excellent and service was just as good. Tried there carnita's and my wife had fajita's. Both were very tasty and good quantity. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Thank Mike S
Arlington, TX
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148 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We love this restaurant! The margaritas are great - kick butt variety. Food is plentiful and very good. For a couple of Texans, this is as close as it gets to good Mexican cooking. We were bummed out when we saw their other location closed but found the new location while heading over to see a movie. They are open... More 

Thank silvervalk
Salina, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This was their new location just off I-80. So new that they didn't have a liquor license so NO margaritas! The server had trouble getting our order straight, chips were a little greasy, salsa average at best. It was a good try, anyway.

Thank Tom L
Lawrence, Kansas
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106 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Perhaps not the best Mexican food I've ever had, but it is in the top 10. I was brought 2 heaping plates of tostadas, rice and beans. The service was extremely friendly and helpful. I left the restaurant more than satiated, more like over-dosed.

Thank Bob M
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Great find on a long stormy ride through Nebraska. Pleasantly surprised as to extent of menu and tastiness of food. Authenticity and great service stop here

Thank Barbara M
Grand Island, Nebraska
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The food is good, and not expensive. And I don't think I've ever seen non-fast-food served so quickly. Great place for a quick lunch.

Thank ASixFamily
Los Angeles,CA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

We ate the Carne Asada here, it alright but leaves a little to be desired. This is basic mexican food that is a step about Taco Bell.

Thank HOJOKearney
Kearney, Nebraska
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The food is great, people friendly, service good. Busy for good reasons

Thank coebrenda59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney

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