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Posted at 10:29 AM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2020-03-30 12:53:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — In South Omaha, you can find a place that has tastes south of the border.

Located near 20th and N streets, the Omaha GI Forum is a veterans club. It was originally opened in 1957 as a place where Hispanic veterans could hang out, as they were not allowed in traditional VFW posts at the time. Now, it's a 501c3 nonprofit, running as a restaurant open to everyone. Through its restaurant and fundraising ventures, the chapter supports local military, youth programs in the area and local schools. It's run by a board of directors which consists of all volunteers. CDR. Philip Lordemann helps lead the joint.

The walls feature local decorated military members who played a role in history serving our country.

Not only do they do good by supporting the community, the restaurant serves good Mexican food.

From rice and bean, tamales, enchiladas, their famous spicy chili, and the item they're most known for - their tacos - their menu is cheap. Everything on the menu is $10 or less. Each day there is a special: Tuesdays offer $2.25 tostadas, Wednesdays have $2.25 tamales and menudo for $7.50, Thursday specializes in tacos with beef or bean tacos priced at $1.50, and Friday's special is $2 enchiladas.

The GI Forum also offers homemade tamales and menudo each day.

2002 N. St. Omaha, NE 68107

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11AM - 8PM
Thursday: 10:30AM - 9PM
Friday - Saturday: 11AM - 9PM
Sunday: 8:30AM - 2PM

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