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“Great restaurant!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe - CLOSED

Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe
Cuisines: Mexican, American
Dining options: Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Hoover, Alabama
Level Contributor
80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

We loved our servers s enjoyed talking with him and his trainee after our meal. Great food and a lot of it! Margarita was good, they were having specials on just about everything, so our meal was very reasonable. Wish we had one in Alabama! !

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank katnicHoover_Alabama
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35 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Clinton
Level Contributor
107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“the food was good BUT”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our waiter had driping nose with visiable drips and a lot of sniffing going on. The waiter was tring hard but almost hit memeber of our group in head with tray. The food was good. But we had to wait approx 20 mins to get ticket because new waiter was having problem with computer. The manager was standing around visiting with other staff never made table rounds, didnt help or guide new staff and didnt seemed bothered when we voiced a complaint. Our waiter had mentioned refunded or discount for wait then saide no. Manage did not honor either and had no interest in trying to mend problem

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Mar_MarClinton
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New Lebanon, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

There's not much to choose from in Hays. We were staying at a nearby hotel and decided to check this place out. It was pretty good but not excellent. Give them a try, they have good prices and a friendly staff. The margarita's were good though!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank LadyGoodman1
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Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“People who eat here for Mexican food go to Dennys for steak.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

I don't understand how they stay in business with all the superior and tastier options in town. It must be the highway traffic.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank usnavyblue95
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Ottawa, Kansas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

So glad we decided to eat here. We bypassed Applebee's as we always have some kind of unpleasant experience there. Close to our hotel, we walked across the street to try Carlos O'Kelly's and had great time. Sam, our server was great! She was very attentive to our needs, making certain my grandson's soda was always filled. Nice that she brought ice water along with the margaritas that we ordered. Food was great so we tried a dessert of Fire and Ice. This is ice cream with cinnamon and Cheyenne pepper spices. It was frigin' awesome! Glad we tried it!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank Walking-away-now
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