Bite Into the Best Tacos in Lincoln

While tacos originated in the nineteenth century, they didn't come to America until the early 1900s.

They were brought by Mexican migrants who came to work the mines and railroads.

Today, tacos are served at restaurants across the country including at those near our downtown Lincoln apartments.

Highlights include:


Copal is a tree found in Oaxaca, Mexico. The restaurant's owners' chose the name as it represents their roots and the rich flavors of their home country. It is known as a hidden gem and features a bright atmosphere with authentic decor. In the kitchen, the chefs prepare delicious meals from scratch. Tacos include carnitas, crispy shrimp, and grilled chicken. They can be enjoyed with jalapeno poppers or a cactus salad.


At Super Taco, the dishes are prepared from traditional Mexican recipes. It focuses more on the food than the ambiance, and is recognized as one of the "Best Mom and Pop Restaurants in Nebraska." The service is always friendly, and the staff greets regulars by name. Tacos include Mexican sausage, grilled steak, and ground beef. They pair well with the nachos and a tall glass of Coke.


Since 1981, Carols O'Kelly's has offered inspired Mexican cuisine. Its mission is to help visitors connect with friends while enjoying a delicious meal. The chefs start their day early to make the salsa and signature sauces from scratch. The dishes burst with flavor, and many bake to perfection in a 375-degree oven. Tacos include chicken, mahi-mahi, and El Guapo's brisket, and they come with your choice of two sides.

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