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El Aguila Restaurant

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1837 Vinton St, Omaha, NE 68108-1434
+1 402-346-7667
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Omaha, United States
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

For the true flavor of authentic Mexican dishes, this is a must. The wait staff ii attentive. I felt we were being rushed to make up our minds from their extensive menu. The dishes are well prepared from recipes passed down from the owners father or grandfather.

Thank Howard M
Omaha, Nebraska
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Margaritas which are so good are half price before 6PM. Mango is my favorite. You get chips and salsa free and the food is plentiful and delicious. Normally I am there for dinner but they also have great lunch specials. Free parking area and outside eating area when weather permits.

Thank Judy7751
Lincoln, Nebraska
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301 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Good Mexican food and drinks await you here. Cheap eats and drinks are the norm. Daily specials friendly staff. Easy parking.

Thank Joe B
Omaha, Nebraska
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Service is good and people are friendly, but the food wasn't what it used to be. none of what we had was really good, except maybe the chicken taco. It was just so-so. It was food, but nothing really worth going out for. There are better places in omaha. Probably ok for drinks and sit outside in the patio area.

Thank DaveonI80
Omaha, Nebraska
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Last couple of times I visited this restaurant I was very disappointed! I used to love their food, they have cut down on portion size and quality. The food tastes like it's been frozen for a while, it does not taste fresh and homemade like it used to. Now I will have to find a good Mexican restaurant again.

Thank MLJ1971
Glenwood, Iowa
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Great Mexican food! Service is supper. Fun atomsphere, roving mariachi bank to serenade you. The Margritas are the bomb! Try the large one, two strews like drinking out of a large fish bowl. You need two hands to hold it steady

Thank Candy B
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This was our 2nd time visiting El Aguila. Was at lunch time approximately 12:30 PM and place was empty when we got there. I got daily special and compared to other Mexican restaurant's in Omaha area was lot less food, cost more and hardly had any flavor and wasn't best what was there. Wife's wasn't too bad after received food... More 

Thank John D
Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2014

El Aguila is close to where I live and it is a favorite of my Red Hat friends. Their margaritas are superb as is the food. With fresh made salsa and chips you have to be careful to leave room for the main course. One of my favorites are the spinach enchiladas. Make it a "must visit" when in Omaha.... More 

Thank Jeanene B
Omaha, Nebraska
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817 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,539 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

My family had a wedding rehearsal dinner at El Aguila and had a nice meal. The chips and salsa were quite good. You get both corn and flour chips to dip into a somewhat spicey salsa. I then had the steak fajitas for dinner and I have never had so much steak on a platter for fajitas anywhere. The steak... More 

2 Thank AlexanderDelarge
Bennington, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

No one seems to be able to pronounce the name the same...but the food is really good and is not pricey. Not far from the Henry Doorly Zoo and the Lauritzen Gardens ...so make it a day of fun and do all 3

1 Thank Kim K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1837 Vinton St, Omaha, NE 68108-1434
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: +1 402-346-7667

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