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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
+1 563-382-6052
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Ranked #4 of 36 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: 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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kutztown, PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This place is wayyy popular. The menu will have something for everyone, the portions are large and the food is not spicy ( You're in the upper Midwest, remember). Full bar with extensive Mexican beers, incl. Pacifico y Negro Modelo. No tacos de lingua or tripa asado here, but big portions of Americanized comidas de Mexico.

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Decorah, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant in Decorah has really,really great Mexican dishes. Any that you choose you will not be disappointed. I would recommend a combination platter of two choices...the burritos are really good. So are the tacos. The chips and salsa are good,too! Service is excellent!

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The service at Don Jose's is excellent and attentive. Greeted with a big smile and served the most tasty enchiladas and chicken fajitas. We always return to Don Jose's when we visit Decorah.

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Ionia, Iowa, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Salsa a little hot for me but not enough to make me stop eating it. Great meal, smiling staff. Clean comfortable, nicely decorated. All in all a great meal.

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Iowa City, IA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Folks friendly and fast. Loved the sopa de camerones, with fresh avocado. Very like the soup I’ve had in the Yucatan over the years. A treasure of Decorah!

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Decorah, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took our family of 6 in for a celebration dinner. The food and service were both great. The atmosphere is loud and there are only a few tables for larger groups, but they worked quickly to accommodate us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have dined at Don Jose plenty of times and NEVER have I had a bad experience. It's crazy how people sometimes have to wait in line to dine here but I don't blame them. First, the food. The food is AMAZING! If awesome authentic ALWAYS fresh mexican food is what you want, then that is what you will receive... More 

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MadCity, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Sunday lunch. Loved the salsa with that extra bit of kick and wonderful taste of the warm corn chips was delightful. Portions were good and I liked the rice & bean sides. Big helping of guacamole with my husband's entree was delicious. He loved his shrimp-filled enchilada. Although the patio dining looked inviting, lack of shade was a deterent for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Best Mexican resturant ever! The patio is beautiful! And just as you thought it couldn't get better it did! The food was AMAZING! I recommend this resturant for EVERYONE! Plus there staff was super nice! 5 Stars!

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Jenks, Oklahoma
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Good food, Great service and just a nice place for a lunch with grandma. Menu is excellent, the place was busy and after lunch it was very clear that this was one of the places for lunch in Decorah.

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Additional Information about Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

Address: 201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
Phone Number: +1 563-382-6052
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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