Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant opens in downtown Lincoln

Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant offers authentic flavors from family recipes handed down through generations. (Photo by Kelly Larson)

Three Amigos Meixcan Restaurant

Although the name is Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant, there are more amigos and amigas that create the friendly atmosphere. From L-R: Ricardo Hernandez (owner), LiLianna Hernandez, Angel Ranjel, Margarito, and Chemo. (Photo by Kelly Larson)

Three Amigos Meixcan Restaurant

Ricardo Hernandez, holding his daughter, was excited in early February as they hung the banner announcing the coming of Three Amigos Mexican restaurant to Lincoln. (Photo by Kelly Larson)

Just two months after the Sunrise Café closed its doors, the Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant opened in its place on March 1st bringing authentic Mexican flavors to the county.  Tacos, burritos, enchiladas and other traditional Mexican dishes are on the menu along with lunch specials, combination dinners and house specialties – many of which are family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation.

Ricard Hernandez, owner who grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, isn’t new to the restaurant business. He currently operates Yopo’s Mexican Restaurant in Osborne. While Hernandez has been on-hand during the first few weeks of being open, he will eventually turn over management duties to his cousin, Daniel Hernandez, who has recently moved to Lincoln from Tennessee.

Kelly Larson, Lincoln County Economic Development director, said she first spoke to Hernandez last summer and discussed opening a restaurant in Lincoln. Unable to find the right location, he decided to put the project on-hold. But once she learned about Sunrise Café closing, Larson contacted him. After looking at the space, she said Hernandez was immediately interested.

“I am thrilled the Three Amigos have opened the restaurant and think this will be a good fi t for the community,” Larson said. “Ricardo has been very easy to work with, and seems open to ideas to make sure they serve the community well.”

Besides Mexican fare, the restaurant also serves beer and hopes to have their liquor license soon in order to serve margaritas.  Customers are welcome to dine in or carry out.

Three Amigos Mexican Restaurant is located at 109 W Lincoln Avenue in downtown Lincoln, call them at 785-524-0030.  Business hours are: Monday-Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m.

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