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“Nice lunch, good service.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlos O'kelly's

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Carlos O'kelly's
Ranked #94 of 206 Restaurants in Dubuque
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dubuque, Iowa
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice lunch, good service.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 in the corners under the booths, some cob webs hanging from the ceiling, etc. I do think it's unfortunate that the franchise is letting the place slide down hill; however, I do like the food and the service.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Dubuque, Iowa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mexican Food, Really?”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 and no authentic taste. This place is over priced and the food did not sit well, we now go to Las Aztecas.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Cheryl B
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Chicago
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Close to the hotel I was staying at”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

I walked over to this restuarant and told them I was staying at the MainStay and it seemed like they rolled out the red carpet. The service was great and the food was so good. I highly recommend the appetizer that is a cheese dip and chips. The wait person told me it was good and she was so right!!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Imelda74
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Bellevue, Iowa
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239 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Worth The Visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

It was quite a while since partaking in this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. The decor was wonderful, food very good, and the service satisfying. Will have to visit more often.

Visited February 2013
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Lancaster
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

This menu offers you choices from salads to sandwiches to meat and potato meals. Go hungry, stay for the game, enjoy a good drink and mellow out. They are there to please you.

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Thank Joan D
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