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Carlos O'Kelly's

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3320 Armar Dr, Marion, IA 52302-4701
+1 319-373-1451
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good36%
  • Average30%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible19%
3 weeks ago
“Churros Awesome, but....”
28 Aug 2017
“Lunch Visit”
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3320 Armar Dr, Marion, IA 52302-4701
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carlos O'Kellys is good Mexican Food with good size portions for your money. The food is fresh and delicious. The all you can eat tortillas and salsa are tasty. The Marion Carlos O'Kellys is special because it was the first one to be established in...More

Thank pigtails65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would just go here for the churros, which are so good, they almost melt in your mouth. My daughter and her friend tried the chocolate sauce that comes with it and said it tastes like chocolate frosting, but not that good. Food was decent...More

Thank jbear8989
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We had called several months in advance to reserve the room for our holiday party. We wanted to have our party in a room where we could talk and play games. We were told that we would have to share the room with 30 other...More

Thank B A
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Went for a group lunch on a Monday. Not very busy. Atmosphere is bar area was decent. They have multi TVs. Chips and salsa were good, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. I had fajitas. Good amount of toppings, etc. Tortillas were good. Chicken wasn't...More

Thank isumike
Reviewed 15 February 2017

It's what you would expect. Runs the whole gambit of patrons visiting. Typical fair, staff friendly enough but not prone to what was referred as a 'special request' for seating due to a disability. Comfort is not their concern so it's a rare one for...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Carlos O'Kelly's was born in Marion. I've been eating at this restaurant and it's always delicious and the service is always good. Carlos is a Marion icon.

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 14 November 2016

reasonable Mexican. Local small restaurants can be better. As a chain, it has atmosphere with mid price and good food.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Meeting family for pre-wedding hanging out, good variety on menu, didn't expect great Mexican in Iowa, but it was tasty, filling, resembled an enchilada. Handled a big group pretty well, 2 orders got delayed, but wasn't mine, so not a biggie....

Thank dogfacedboy
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My husband and I stopped by this past weekend. I had not been there in a long time and I must say it wasn't as good as I remembered it. The chips and salsa were excellent as always and the service was really very good...More

Thank kmbrown021393
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This location has a couple issues... being honest, I'm not sure if it's starting to appear wore out and just needs remodeled with new carpets, new paint, etc or its a cleaning issue. From the moment you pull on the entry doors it feels a...More

Thank Brian R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3320 Armar Dr, Marion, IA 52302-4701
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Marion
  • Phone Number: +1 319-373-1451
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