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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554-1736
+1 540-659-9982
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good36%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“tacos” (4 reviews)
“black beans” (2 reviews)
“queso” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554-1736
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food isn't that great.. The service on the other hand is great! Definitely should think about changing the whole menu and then this would be a good restaurant.

Thank amom1228
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Stopped in after Farmer's Market around 2:30pm. Poor bartender and server were overwhelmed. The blue shirt at the front door was useless and VERY rude to the workers. NOT once did he help them. He sure had time to complain to them and tell them...More

1  Thank atasteofcreole
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Love the fresh chips and salsa as always. Food was good and hot (Suz con pollo for me, because I'm not for spicy, and lots of spice for the family to choose from). Dustin was our server and he was great. I was going to...More

Thank JEConrad
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place. The wait staff was very good. I really wanted to like the food, but it was only average. They had "american" Mexican dishes, but not traditional Mexican I was hoping for.

Thank lmp823
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We sat outside and the waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. He had perfect timing on refills and asking if we enjoyed our meal. He offered great food, even described portion sizes. The food was filling, drinks were cold, and service was amazing. This is why...More

Thank Stacy S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the Best Western next door. It was Tuesday so they had $2 margaritas- I had mango and hubs had lime, they were fine. I had 2 of the $2 tacos but the waitress forgot to put in the order so they...More

Thank Foodie T
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Can't beat the beer prices and selection during happy hour! Tuesday has specials. Dollar tacos and 2$ margheritas. Can't beat it. Great staff

Thank marrasan
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Carlos O'Kelly's offers a wide variety of Americanized Tex-Mex style food. The restaurant atmosphere and service are average. I would go here if I was nearby but I probably wouldn't make a special trip. That being said I'll probably be nearby more than once.

Thank Catalaq
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Nice selection. We had the enchiladas and the chicken quesadillas.They offer a lot of options on the enchiladas which is great. Our server was prompt, courteous and upbeat. Can't really ask for more. Very close to our Best Western hotel also.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

We have been going to different Carlos locations in VA for 20+ years. Hands down the best salsa & margaritas anywhere. Have NEVER been disappointed coming here. The Fajita Cheese Crisp is amazing. We drive over an hour one way to come here. The only...More

Thank 947indraa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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: 2860 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554-1736
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +1 540-659-9982
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