top story editor's pick 20 Mexican food places to try in Lincoln Jun 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Check out the wide variety of Mexican food options available in Lincoln. El Cielito Lindo The Plato Mixto, a mixed platter of beef, chicken, shrimp, and grilled vegetables, is a customer favorite at El Cielito Lindo. The restaurant, a second location for Cielito Lindo, is at 1601 Q St. KRISTIN STREFF, Journal Star file photo Salsarita's Salsarita's is opening in the Wilderness Hills Shopping Center at 27th and Yankee Hill in mid-February. Salsarita's Facebook page Super Taco Super Taco's deep menu, full of Mexican classics as well as more casual choices, has many options. All tacos come with cilantro and onion. The restaurant is at 5501 Holdrege St. Courtesy photo Copal Apple Habanero salsa and fresh tortilla chips with signature cocktails Copal Margarita, Princess Donaji and Cucumber Jalapeno are served at Copal. Copal is at 4747 Pioneers Blvd. AMBER BAESLER/Lincoln Journal Star El Chaparro El Chaparro is at 900 S. 13th. Journal Star file photo Mi Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant Hand-carved chairs and booths and murals on the walls add to the ambiance at Mi Tierra Family Mexican Restaurant at 5500 Old Cheney Road. FRANCIS GARDLER, Journal Star El Potrero El Potrero is at Eighth and Q streets in the Haymarket. Journal Star file photo Mazatlan II Trio fajitas (bottom), rice and beans (left), and Morales shrimp salad (right) served with margaritas at Mazatlan II. The restaurant is at 2701 King Lane. The original Mazatlan is at 211 N. 70th Street. LJS file La Paz La Paz Mexican Restaurant is at 321 N. Cotner. Journal Star file Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina, 12.11 The short rib entree with creamy risotto and mushrooms at Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina, 56th and Nebraska 2. The restaurant puts novel twists on common Mexican dishes. EMILY BLOBAUM, Journal Star Hacienda Real Four different kinds of enchilada and Molcajete De Carne, with chicken, beef and pork, are among the offerings at Hacienda Real. The restaurant is at 3130 Pine Lake Road. ERIC GREGORY/Lincoln Journal Star Tia Lety's Mexican dishes at Tia Lety's include mixed fajitas (left), chicken enchiladas and steak tacos. The restaurant is at 2701 N. 27th St. GWYNETH ROBERTS/Lincoln Journal Star Tico’s Tico's is at 317 S. 17th St. LJS file photo Neveria Neveria is located in the Nort Bottoms at 1317 N. 10th St. VICTORIA AYOTTE BROWN, Journal Star La Paloma La Paloma’s enchilada dinner plate. La Paloma is at 8320 Northwoods Drive. LJS file El Rancho Romaldo Hernandez prepares pork with pineapple for tacos at El Rancho's outside eatery in 2011. El Rancho is at 2700 O St. The owners opened a second restaurant in the Railyard across from the arena, 601 R. St., El Mariachi Taco Cantina. Journal Star file photo Pancho Villa The Super Pancho Villa Plate is a signature dish at Pancho Villa Mexican Grill, 5800 Cornhusker Highway. LJS file Cielito Lindo The interior of Mexican restaurant Cielito Lindo includes hand-painted murals. Cielito Lindo is at 100 North First St. Journal Star file photo D'Leon's Super nachos from D'Leon's. The restaurant has a number of locations around Lincoln, with the original drive-through at 2140 W. O St. open 24 hours a day. Journal Star file photo Fuzzy's Taco Shop A fajita plate (bottom), a chicken enchilada plate (top right) and chips and queso dip are some of the dishes available at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 1442 O St. FRANCIS GARDLER/Lincoln Journal Star Chipotle Chipotle is considered one of the trendsetters in the move to fast casual dining. The restaurant has three locations in Lincoln, the newest of those at 6005 O St. Associated Press file photo Tags Sweeps Restaurants Food-drink Evergreen As featured on +3 Review: Como Se Taco offers new twist on old favorite The folks at GroundUp Restaurants have done it again: They’ve taken a common food -- this ti… La Paz keys to success: Longtime employees and loyal customers There probably are a number of reasons for the success that Rick Holm and his wife Julie Bur… +4 Review: Chevys brings Mexican fare to Edgewood Lincoln’s become an attractive market for chain restaurants, with Chevys Fresh Mex among tho… More information Beacon Hills restaurant to closeDining notes, 5/18Dining Out: A road trip to Beatrice to sample the fare at Legends Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments Most Popular Lincoln day care closes abruptly, leaving parents in lurch Husker breakfast links: NU's offense rounding into form; ex-Husker Gebbia pushing to start at OSU Biz Buzz: South Lincoln restaurant closes Former McCook standout Schlager intends to transfer to Huskers from CSU Racist sign in Ord is being taken down, for now View All Promotions promotion Huskers’ 1997 National Championship book promotion Who said it: Belichick or Churchill?