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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
+1 563-382-6052
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a wonderful place for families. The menu has a nice selection of options both full size and child size. Special $2.99 meals for kids on Sunday. The staff were attentive and pleasant.

Thank gpotvin
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A quick lunch or supper is perfect here! The seats are limited so make sure that you are willing to wait a few minutes. The service is excellent and all the workers are friendly. The food is great with flavor, it is not too hot...More

1  Thank Jonelle R
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Excellent Mexican food with a nice Southwestern Mexican charm in the decor. Service was quick and friendly. The place stayed busy the entire time we dined and was still busy when we pasted it over 2 hour later. A def stop food quality Mexican if...More

1  Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant delivers a great meal every time. Everything from service to price to food quality is outstanding! A must visit when you're in decorah!

1  Thank sabrina365
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Don Jose's has great, friendly service and a super menu. I have been here a number of times and enjoyed every meal. The food is very authentic.

1  Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can tell it's good by the crowd. Plan to go 4:45 to 5:00 if you don't want to wait a while. The pena family are hard working folks and every one of the many, many suppers I've had there was great. Once, I got...More

1  Thank DaveFmIA
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Great specials! Many menu options! Fantastic food! Huge servings! Fabulous customer service! What a delight to find all these under one roof! The extensive flowers and plantings outside were beautiful and well cared for. This was a natural draw for us as we were driving...More

1  Thank Dix_M123
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This restaurant seems well run with really appetizing items and reasoably priced. It is small but in the summer there3 is space outside. The decor makes you feel like you are in Mexico.

1  Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Passing thru during RAGBRAI we heard great reviews about the restaurant from the locals. For the three of us who dined there to say it may have been the best Mexican food we ever had says it all. No need to continue with my review....More

1  Thank fuzzi_logic
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were a large group and they accommodated us despite how busy it was. Great service, wonderful food. Some of the best Mexican food I've had. There were about 20 of us and no one left disappointed. Great margaritas too!

1  Thank Illinois1
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10 April 2016|
Response from Jason R | Reviewed this property |
Yes! In fact, my dad says they serve the best burger in town
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-6052
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!!
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