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“Surprisingly good!”

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 42 Restaurants in Decorah
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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!!
Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Decorah to visit Toppling Goliath brewery and stopped in for a late lunch. Our first clue that we were in a good spot came with the chips and salsa. The salsa was tasty and had a little kick. The chips were thick and crispy. We were happy. Since the best and most authentic food always comes from the specialties menu we ordered pork chile verde and carnitas de res. Both were excellent thought the pork dish was the best. Everyone around us had enchiladas and tacos and the standard Mexican fare and everything looked good, if standard. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Thank Jana B
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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here and service was prompt. The menu has a very large variety to choose from and portions are ample. All in all quite a nice dining experience.

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

The servings are fairly large, and they will gladly keep pushing chips (which seemed packaged the first visit but were better on return visits) and O.K. salsa on you. Anything they call "Diablo" is fairly hot, but there's no real flavor to the heat. Tomatillo sauces are better, but as is often the case at inexpensive Mexican restaurants the meat is of inferior quality. The place is packed in the evenings and everyone seems harried, so allow a little more time.

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Thank masinger
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We very much enjoyed our dinner experience at Don Jose Mexican Restaurant. The staff was pleasant, the service was fast, and the food authentic and delicious. We'll definitely return on our next visit to Decorah.

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Thank B-and-FMpls
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Mexican food in small town Iowa? This is it! Excellent fresh chips and salsa, daily specials, a menu with many choices. We have never had even a marginal meal here. And the owners and wait staff are just the best! Decorah is lucky to have this restaurant right downtown. We are among many people who come here almost weekly.

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Thank NorseAnn
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