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Obie's West

Mexican
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3610 173rd Avenue, Maquoketa, IA
(563) 652-9074
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Nothing fancy, but clean, well kept and efficient.

Bartenders and waitress very friendly, efficient and accommodating. Food was fresh and hot when served. Americanized Mexican and other fare offered.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Sue V
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Epworth, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stopped here late on a Tuesday night after a basketball game, even though they were closing the kitchen they still served us with a smile from the waitress to cook to Bartender. I seen in that someone reviewed they only had can pop (soda) I was offered both can or fountain. I have ate here before and it is... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Bartenders and waitress very friendly, efficient and accommodating. Food was fresh and hot when served. Americanized Mexican and other fare offered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is the best food that you could ever ask for. Niece of the old owner i would say she did a good job by having it up in running. People might not like it, then thats them, if they want fast service then go to Mc Donald's, if you want the best food you have to be patient, they... More 

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Nashville, TN
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We've heard we had to go here for the tacos...so we gave it a go. We started with a couple of starters and drinks. Obie's has a full bar and offers sodas by the can. The starters are the fried variety from cheese balls to breaded mushrooms with everything in between. Since we were there for tacos, the whole party... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My family went into Obie's this past weekend on our way home from Dubuque. We heard good things about the tacos so we thought we'd give it a try. The owner's wife took our orders and was VERY unfriendly. When we asked politely for her to turn up the jukebox (the sound was off) that we inserted $5 into, she... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were told by some local friends to stop here for some great gourmet Mexican food. We were very excited about the prospect of that experience in the middle of rural Iowa. When we arrived, the place was packed, and we needed to wait for the staff to assemble a table for our group of 9. The staff was helpful... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We stopped in for a late lunch as the place was recommended by our friends and the docent at the Hurstville Interpretive Center. Perhaps the hype from so many natives set our expectations too high. The Taco shell was greasy and tough. The filling was cooked ground beef ["Maid Rite"/sloppy joe style] shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and a white cheese... More 

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Bellevue, IA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Obies Taco's are to DIE for! They are not your typical taco, they have a chewy almost pita like shells with your basic topings, served with your choice of hot sauces. It's like fried mexican heaven!! One taco is usually enough for most grown adults, and the appitizers (which we usually order as a side) are amazing! Fried pickle spears,... More 

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Maquoketa, Iowa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Went there for my sons 13 birthday party waited 1 hour 20 min and then told they were out of meat how do you run out of meat? I guess the meat for tacos takes a long time to get ready must take hours. Was so excited about the reopening now just another disappointment.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Its a big joke now, these people have no clue what Mexican food is. Infact they think a fried tortilla shell is used for every dish...wrong. We ended up going to a country family restaurant there in Maquoketa who actually had a Spanish cook who actually knew what we were talking about...and could cook it. Food is lousy at Obies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3610 173rd Avenue, Maquoketa, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Maquoketa
  • Phone Number: (563) 652-9074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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