South Omaha is a wonderfully eclectic mix of cultures and lifestyles. Seated just West of the Missouri River and Riverside Park in downtown Omaha, the traditional borders of South Omaha included Vinton Street to the north Harrison Street to the south, and 42nd Street to the west. As home to ethnic cultures from around the world, South Omaha is a Mecca of food, art, culture, and celebrations of heritage. Walk anywhere 24th Street and you’ll fund dozens of family-owned, locally supported shops like restaurants featuring foods from Polish, Czech, German, and Mexican cuisines.
It has been said that no two salsas in South Omaha are alike because there are so many styles of Mexican cuisine offered by authentic family-owned businesses. Mariachi music is as common as pop radio in this fun area of town, a melting pot of cultures. From the Nebraskan love of corn to the husks of a corn tortilla for a tamale, you can get a flavor of how the different cultures blend in Omaha. With a scenic view of the river and a few other great recreational spots in South Omaha, it is a perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening either in nature or in the city enjoying the parks and nightlife.