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About Howards Charro Cafe

Providing the best Mexican Food since the 50's

Howard’s Charro Cafe is a family-owned and operated business serving Omaha. Gaining the trust and affection of both Omaha locals and visitors, we are proud to serve the great Mexican food this side of the border!

Our desire to serve the community with a friendly atmosphere and to serve our guests with the finest in Mexican food still holds true today as much as it did the first day we opened our doors.

Traditionally, Mexican meals are to be savored — with greater emphasis placed on relaxation and leisure, and less on being in a hurry throughout your meal. A typical Mexican Affair consists of drinks, appetizers, and laughter, so come and take pleasure in Howard’s Charro Cafe!

Although we have undergone various small changes throughout our existence, one thing that will never change is our commitment to quality and excellence.

History of Howards Charro Cafe


Howard’s opened in the early 50s by Dolores Wright. Orduna-Estrada said her mother started the restaurant because she didn’t like how other restaurants were making their beans.
“We started it in the basement of a house on 24th street. We moved to 26th and O after being on 24th street, and was there from 1960 to 1965,” she said.
The restaurant then moved to 24th and Q, where it remained from 1965 to 1990. Since 1990, they’ve been at their current location on 13th street.
Orduna-Estrada took over the kitchen in 2008, which she said started to take a toll on her. 

After being owned by Orduna-Estrada for 9 years after the passing of her mother, Dolores Wright, in 2008, she sought out new ownership with someone she could trust with her “baby.”
She said she found that in David and Araseli Murillo, Lorenzo Cardenaz & Bertha Rodriguez: owners of Sam’s Leon Mexican Foods.


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Address: 4443 S 13th St, Omaha, NE 68107


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