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La Mexicana

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1637 P St, Lincoln, NE
09:00 - 21:00
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This downtown place burned down months ago. It used to be very good with a small grocery attached. Repeat, this place is clised. There are branch restaurants iwned by the Morales family. The quality if food varies.

Thank NebraskaPineknot
Xi'an, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Lincoln is looking forward to a rebuild of this grocery store and restaurant. We are sad to report that La Mexicana burned down in April, 2015. Workers yielding a blowtorch set a fire that was not under control until all was lost. Grateful that people were not harmed and wishing all well as they plan to rebuild, hopefully.

1 Thank Ronnie B
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

La Mex was one of my favorite places to hang out in college. I was happy to go back and find that it's doing really well with updated decor and menus. The food is great and the margaritas are too. Plus discounts on margs Monday through Wednesday. I love the atmosphere and I highly recommend!

Thank Jamie N
Lincoln, Nebraska
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

I moved to Nebraska from the Southwest. I had to kiss a lot of frogs before finding my Mexican food prince! This place is the only authentic tasting sit down Mexican place in town. Cheap margarita specials abound and their salsa is so delicious you could drink it, too.

Thank Midwest-escapee
Lincoln, Nebraska
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

I recently bought a restaurant.com certificate to la mexicana and decided to jump at the chance to try the food right away. Called a friend and of we went armed with a hefty gift certificate. I was disappointed to say the least! So many people hyped this place up that I expected it to be outstanding but am disappointed to... More 

Thank NEpony
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

If you are looking for authentic mexican food, this is the place. We received very large food portions and the taste and flavor were Awesome.

Thank Cookingkeri
Siren, Wisconsin
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207 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Stopped in last week for business lunch. My customer suggested La Mexicana. Very friendly waiter! I ordered the ASADA buritto (steak) and my customer ordered the #24 on the menu. Chips and salsa wer AWESOME, and didn't get to finish them before our meals wer there!!! The FOOD was GREAT, Large portions and authentic!!! WILL Stop in when back in... More 

Thank steve y
Atlantic, Iowa
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I was disappointed with this restaurant. The food is good but not as good as I expected from reading reviews. The food was colorful and nicely displayed on the plates but the flavor was bland. The grocery store sells tortillas that they make right there. These "homemade" tortillas are very good. I will probably not eat at the restaurant again... More 

Thank EldonEverhart
Lincoln, Nebraska
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250 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2013

the food was OK, but a bit cold by the time I got it. there are better mexican places around. I have some others that I favor.

Thank Bill G
Punta Gorda, Florida
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79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2012

There are as many recipes for mole as there are (sadly, few) Mexican restaurants which serve it. La Mexicana's is outstanding, and I order it each time I go. Usually with my sister, who is partial to their green chili pork burrito. Don't bound to the limited mole selections that you see on the menu, they will make mole dishes... More 

1 Thank Z25_MN6

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Restaurant Details

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USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1637 P St, Lincoln, NE
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?