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Desi's Taco Lounge

1949 W River Ave, Oscoda, MI 48750-9295
+1 989-739-7856
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (4 reviews)
“mexican food” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1949 W River Ave, Oscoda, MI 48750-9295
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here on a strong recommendation from the locals. The restaurant is a historical staple. The staff is very friendly. The menu is huge but that may not be a good thing. The food is large portions but not outstanding. Very American deep fried...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a good place to eat if you want Mexican or American food. Their burgers are really good, their Mexican food is very good, and the atmosphere is very nice. I have a very vintage vibe to their restaurant.

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I wouldn't refer to this as a Mexican restaurant, however, their Mexican food is DELICIOUS. Tastes more authentic in my opinion than some 'authentic' Mexican restaurants. Cozy, dim atmosphere. Lots to look at! I am from down-state Metro Detroit area, but anytime my hubby and...More

Thank Justine F
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is not a Mexican place. This is a restaurant that has a few Mexican choices on the menu. That being said - the food was okay. The service was good. My father-in-law wanted to eat here so I don't think we'll be back unless...More

Thank aregier
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped after our Ausable River Paddleboat ride. Cool stuff on the wall, but the place felt dirty. Ladies bathroom door was proped open our entire visit. Food was lousy - ordered mexican as that is what they are apparently known for.... nachos were served with...More

Thank Ladiesgetaway
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been dining at Desi's for over 40 years and have always enjoyed the food, quirky atmosphere, and friendly service. Our visit over past weekend was disappointing! The friendly service and delicious food are gone. Our waitress from the moment she came to our...More

2  Thank SusieQ0591
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great Mexican food, super friendly waitresses! Great atmosphere with a variety of collectibles on the walls. notice something new each time we go. Offers plenty of non-Mexican food alternatives too.

Thank Atch110
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I'm Roland daughter Teresa, and trying to reach out to everyone who might have pictures of him. He passed away last night and very well known around them parts, and Desi's was he favorite stop. He had a picture hanging on to wall of him...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Let me start by saying I grew up in the area and making the trip out to Desi's was always a treat. The nachos and the beef & cheese enchiladas were always wonderful Now after living away from the area for 20+ years, I visited...More

Thank LindaIC
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Me and my family was going out to eat and thought we would go to Desi's glad we did they have awesome food there,you got to try there food and they do have a bar their .I had the taco dinner was grate.

Thank mike2059
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1949 W River Ave, Oscoda, MI 48750-9295
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oscoda
  • Phone Number: +1 989-739-7856
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