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El Pueblito Restaurant

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2917 23rd St, Columbus, NE 68601-3205
+1 402-563-7919
11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in Columbus! Although there are many good Mexican restaurants, we love El Pueblito's tortilla soup! Their salsa has just the right amount of cilantro and their fajitas and margaritas are also excellent.

Thank Sharee F
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220 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I had the spicy shrimp, wasn't terribly spicy but well seasoned. I was disappointed in the rice; seemed overdone, the afterthought on the plate. Really good salsa but I prefer corn chips to flour chips. I heard the guacamole is fantastic. Overall, not a bad place for a meal.

Thank caged_explorer
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Very good food. Great drinks. Nice staff. Very Clean. Everything I've always ate here and others I've been with or spoke to about this place have never had any complaints.

Thank Peggy F
Columbus, Nebraska, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The staff is a closely knit team of mostly family. The food is very good. If you're not sure where to park, drive around back. One of the best Mexican Restaurants in town, but it definitely the best staff. (A little drafty in the winter, wear warm socks.)

Thank Theresa G
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Looking for the real stuff in the middle of Nebraska? This is it! Mexican food that tastes 'Mexican'! I eat here at least once every trip to Columbus.

Thank MySLOtravels
Columbus, Nebraska
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Very tasty, great price, good service. We love the chips and salsa given to the table while we wait for the meal. They are great.

Thank AVred
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Best mexican food I've ever had. My waitress was nice and attentive. Buisness was clean and taken care of.

Thank melmomof4js
Columbus NE
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

One of the sure benefits of the influx of Mexican culture in the area has been the number of authentic Mexican restaurants. Starting out with chips and delicious salsa, refilled if necessary, adds to the "flavor atmosphere". The restaurant seems to be owned and run by a couple...she's the wait staff and he's the cook...and a wonderful one at that.... More 

Thank artsmomColumbus
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This is a very clean and well organized eating establishment. The food is good but the menu is limited and it all tastes the same. Prices are very fair however the server needs to learn how to smile and make folks feel welcome

Thank Neil J
Columbus, Nebraska
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The food is good, but the menu is very limited and service is sometimes slow. However, it is owned by a couple that are very friendly.

Thank nstoole

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2917 23rd St, Columbus, NE 68601-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 402-563-7919

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