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Carlos O'kelly's

1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002-2262
+1 563-583-0088
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
27 Jul 2017
“Decent Mexican food in Dubuque”
27 Feb 2017
“bland food, poor service and terrible decor.”
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
££ - £££
1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002-2262
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Reviewed 29 September 2014

Having seen may Carlos Okelly's locations in my travels I decided to stop in and try the food. I started with the chili which is basically their chicken tortilla soup with some beans thrown in. No depth of flavor and rather bland. For my entrée...More

Thank RMeli
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We were in Dubuque and decided to have Mexican. We were seated immediately and sat for quite a while when a lady that appeared to be the hostess came over and got our drink order and brought some chips telling us our waitress would be...More

Thank 325davis
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat when I go out of town. We dont have one where I live so I went to the ones in des moines a lot. I was very sad when they closed them down. Anyway, while out...More

Thank Chelsea C
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

My fiancé talked about the place all the time from his college years-how awful it was. But I had to try it! That was a huge mistake. The restaurant is dirty and old-I think the booths haven't been updated since the 70's. The 13 year...More

Thank JamieLynn1020
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Ate here with friends and were seated at two long tables in a separate room. Although our party consisted of over 35 people, the wait staff were calm and courteous and our food arrived in good time.

1  Thank Molly-Mayrose
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Service started a bit slow but the waitress was very nice and the food was very good for the most part. The salad my wife had seemed to be a bit watery and very little avocado

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 13 March 2014

The food was great, hot and came fast. The service was very good. The atmosphere was friendly. and lots of sports on the TV's throughout.

Thank David W
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Great variety of food and excellent margaritas. The owner is very active in the community working with non-profits and giving back. Excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 25 July 2013

It's a classic O'Kelly's, same food as all the rest. If you like Carlos, you'll enjoy this one. On the down side; the inside of the restaurant is showing signs of wear and age. Booths are getting worn looking and have tears, lots food crumbs...More

Thank travelingtaster123
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We headed for this place first thing when we moved to Dubuque, never went back. You can't call this mexican food. Taco Bell is better. The chips are from the store, the nacho cheese sauce is watery. The mexican sauce is has a very odd...More

Thank Cheryl B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002-2262
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque
  • Phone Number: +1 563-583-0088
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