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“Great Choice!”

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 42 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We would be glad to welcome you to sample our extensive menu of Authentic Mexican food! We serve great authentic Mexican food, fast and friendly service, reasonable prices and clean place!!
Reviewed 19 June 2014

We very much enjoyed our dinner experience at Don Jose Mexican Restaurant. The staff was pleasant, the service was fast, and the food authentic and delicious. We'll definitely return on our next visit to Decorah.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great Mexican food in small town Iowa? This is it! Excellent fresh chips and salsa, daily specials, a menu with many choices. We have never had even a marginal meal here. And the owners and wait staff are just the best! Decorah is lucky to have this restaurant right downtown. We are among many people who come here almost weekly.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

If you've never been out of the midwest, this is what Mexican food tastes like. The serving size was nice and the chips are free. We specifically asked for the hottest thing on the menu and we were told that they can make anything hot. Our taste for HOT is considerably warmer than what we were served - it would qualify as mild in Colorado or New Mexico. The service was good, it was very busy, but know if you have expectations of real Mexican flavors, you won't find it here - or nearly anywhere else in the Midwest.

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Thank LeftPinky
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This is a great family owned restaurant. I always get the chicken quesadilla and it's huge!
They do the free chips and salsa first and automatically bring you waters. You can't get free food and immediate waters anywhere else in Decorah! They are quick to get drinks and bring refills as needed. They have a huge selection and their drink menu is nice also, though nothing out of the ordinary.
I recommend Don Jose's for a date night, family dinner, or quick lunch.

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Thank theblane
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

The food was pretty average for Mexican, nothing spectacular. Took a while to get the food, as it was super busy, had to wait because the place is very small.

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Thank funplace
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