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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

2930 North Main Street, Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 877-0967
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 29, 2014
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8 reviews from our community

50% Recommend
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English first
Decatur, Illinois
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I am not really sure how TripAdvisor handles these types of things but I wanted to update travelers that this Carlos O"Kelly's restaurant is now closed and will not reopen. Please be aware that you should not plan any meals at this restaurant. Thank you.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you are looking for Mexican food, go to one of the local establishments. Decatur has places that are way better. It's not terrible, if you go there you'll be fine, but from someone who lives here I'd just use trip advisor to find a better place

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We visit Carlos O'Kelly's usually anytime we are in Decatur. The margarita's were very good, however the food was only average this time. The queso dip was bland, chips tasted "store bought". Overall, an average experience. Good drinks...ok food.

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Decatur, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

many people dislike Carlos O kellys because it's not authentic mexican food, I am not one of these people the food i get is delicious. The staff is very friendly especially host Quinton Crawley. I highly reccomend it for some good food.

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Decatur IL (USA)
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The menu at Carlos is pretty extensive - I tend to get their Burro en Fuego (Burrito on Fire) and my wife gets their Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas. The chips are thin, lightly salted - and you'll spoil our meal eating them with their super chunky salsa.

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Decatur, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Everything is excellent. Service, food, and reasonable prices.

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Decatur, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

not the best place for mexican food but it use to be my favorite. The chips and salsa are still good. Food taste like something from a can.

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Decatur, Illinois
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We eat at Carlos a couple of times a month, but we stop in to purchase the tubs of salsa more often. Salsa and chips can be bought at the bar for very reasonable prices. I'd rather go in to eat, though, as I love the enchiladas. Love this restaurant!

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