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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 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
1355 Associates Dr, Dubuque, IA 52002-2262
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Didn't expect to find a decent Mexican restaurant in Dubuque, Iowa, but this place was pretty good. Food was good (though it could use a bit more zest) and service was friendly and efficient.

Thank MLWeed
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were looking for a place with gluten free options in Dubuque for lunch. We have passed the sign many times but have never stopped. We should have kept driving today. We were seated by a woman with a frown. The table behind us had...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My mother-in-law loved what she ordered. Don't remember what it was called, but it had spinach and mushrooms and was on the smaller portions menu. I had the margarita fajita chicken and the chicken was flavorful; there was just too much sauce and melted cheese....More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Typical chain restaurant. Quality food and a family atmosphere. Our server, Ann, was a hoot! Not only was she quick and efficient, we ended up having a nice, short conversation about kids, etc.

Thank Frank X
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Carlos O'Kelly's was visited out of convenience and proximity to our hotel. My peers enjoyed their food, but my fish tacos lacked presentation. Though they tasted fine, it would not be something i would order again. The chimichangas were very good though. I would also...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Looks fancy outside, but inside you will feel at home. Good food and good amount of it. Love their salsa and queso.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I expected this to be a typical franchise restaurant experience---but was very pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of creative and distinctive dishes on the extensive menu. Our waitress could not have been more accommodating.

Thank Shawnfeb_7
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

They closed the one down in my hometown so I was happy to see they were still open in Dubuque. The food is always good regardless of what the "it's not authentic" snobs say. Very reasonably priced and always filling... Nice attentive staff.

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

A meal for two, with tip, cost about $29. Not one dish was tasty, including the salsa and chips. The entrees were not enjoyable. Fast food places would be a better choice. Food from a gas station would be about equally good

1  Thank R_bison
Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I really like the chimichangas here. They all closed in Des Moines so when we were traveling it was nice to be able to enjoy again. The chips were kinda stale that night but otherwise the service was great, food was quick...More

Thank deegeegirl
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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