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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

631 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6910
+1 515-232-1500
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible37%
14 Mar 2013
“Definitely Mexican”
13 Dec 2012
“Awful food, clearly disorganized restaurant”
Restaurant Hours Closed
631 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6910
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Good food, great service and fantastic Margaritas. Michael waited on us and the kids in our group enjoyed his personal service. A return visit is in our plans.

Thank mrsflint
Reviewed 13 December 2012

I ate there yesterday and the food was terrible. I ordered an enchilada plate and my wife had fajitas. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, our food took about 30 minutes to get to the table. When it did arrive, it was obvious that mine...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My spouse and I visit Carlos O'Kelly's fairly often. We always receive quick and attentive service, the menu often has new dishes or specials to try and the food is always good. The prices are fair, the staff are great at getting you "in and...More

Thank Molly-Mayrose
Reviewed 9 April 2012

This isn't a bad restaurant to go to. Average price, average food, kind of awkward place to get into, probably why I don't go more often.

Thank leslee74
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Was seated immediately, got my chips & salsa (which is excellent) my order came and it was very good (just got the tacos beans & rice). Very quick, great atmosphere, everything was great! Will go back.

Thank Azona50036
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Officially had the worst lunch experience ever at the Ames location. Over 90 minutes for a table of 6 to have lunch. But worst is I specifically ordered off of the lunch menu but was brought a full order without my knowledge. When I complained...More

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 9 January 2012

This is like cheap Midwestern imitations of Mexican food that relies mostly on queso for it's claim to being "Mexican." Hardly! Service was only so-so, and food was even less so. Avoid, unless you're the drinking type. Apparently their margaritas are a big thing (literally)....More

Thank LSR00
Reviewed 14 December 2011

I dont know what people are eating at this place but the Burro en Fuego is great!! The chips and salsa are not bad either. Although chips sometimes have too much salt. This is a good place to go for an inexpensive meal. Service is...More

1  Thank Adam O
Reviewed 6 March 2010

Food was disgusting cannot believe I paid money for it. I love Mexican food but everything was swimming in oil. Enchilada sauce was jus red oil not. Beans were so running they went to the other side of the plate rice tasted like bread. I...More

Thank mbtravler08
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Reviewed 19 March 2008

food is not as advertised

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  • Address: 631 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6910
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-1500
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