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“Best Taco John's in the state”
Review of Taco John's

Taco John's
Ranked #10 of 62 Restaurants in Marshalltown
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Marshalltown, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best Taco John's in the state”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

You think you know what you're getting at a Taco John's, but this one is better. The food seems fresher and gets to you faster. We usually use the drive up service and it's great. They always include plenty of packets of your sauce of choice. The management here must really be on top of it. We've never had a complaint when we've eaten here.

Visited April 2014
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Another Marshalltown institution. The other franchises in different towns are not the same. Don't be fooled. This is the go to. Don't miss out.

Visited October 2013
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Marshalltown, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Top notch”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

This restaurant is well managed,and is well known in the local community. It is always clean, and we have never eaten a bad meal here. It isn't traditional Mexican as another reviewer pointed out, rather it's West Mex, or a more Americanized version of Mexican food. The food is prepared to order and comes out of the kitchen fairly quickly. The kitchen is in full view of the dining room, so you can watch your food being prepared. It is a little more expensive than other fast food, but it's not too bad that way. Our bill for two of us is usually about $16. Recommended if you're visiting town and looking for something quick.

  • Visited March 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What's the worst that could happen?”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

I got used to Taco Bell food over the years, and figured, if all else fails, smother it in hot sauce.
Unfortunately, Taco John's can't even get the hot sauce right. Your main taste options here are, overly salty, and insanely bland.

Service is great, the place is very clean, and the food is ready relatively fast. The prices are a bit higher than other fast food options, but the taste is not how Mexican food should be, obviously money is not being spent in the right places.

Not surprisingly, I've never seem a person of Latino descent walk into this place. When it comes to finding a place for good Mexican food, try anywhere else in town.

  • Visited March 2013
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Marion
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Fast service at the drive-thru. The food was hot and tacos had sufficient filling. Cashier very polite.

Visited August 2013
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