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“Ugh, Not good”
Review of Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe
Cuisines: Mexican
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Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Ugh, Not good”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was here last week with my family for lunch. Our server was excellent. The rest of the staff was very friendly as well, but unfortunately the food not so great. It took forever to get our food (and the place was virtually empty), so I would assume it was being made fresh, but when we got it, it obviously wasn't. Doubt I will ever be back here again. I've been to Carlos O'Kelly's in the past & wasn't expecting anything great, but this was a disappointment. There are other restaurants close in the area that I would go to before this one.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Niagara Falls
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“tried it 2-3 times”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

I can do better with a can opener and a microwave. Lots of authentic MX available in the area; why bother with this?

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Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The worst Hostess in Iowa”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Right from the start, the experience was horrible.The hostess was the most awful person i have run into in a long time, and should be fired immediately. i can only see if she is sleeping with the owner or the geeral manager, is the reason she is there. when we met her, our first impression was to leave! but we didn't.... the food was mediocre, and miles and miles far away from mexican. don't waste your time or money folks, and i cannot beleive this place made it to the top 100 in Des Moines, what a joke.

  • Visited January 2012
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Just not good”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Ate at this location twice several years apart and both times was not impressed. The refried beans are salty as well as the beef. Service was unenthusiastic but how can a server be enthused with that food?

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