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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
Hwy 52 Frontage road, Rochester, MN
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good30%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
13 Nov 2017
“Bland Tex-Mex- not bad, not great.”
20 Oct 2017
“Not bad Tex-Mex”
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
Hwy 52 Frontage road, Rochester, MN
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Chips and salsa were tasty, even if the chips were a bit saltier than most. Taco salad was very good--mixed greens included--not just iceberg. Husband said his burrito was excellent,

Thank JustaHoosier
Reviewed 3 March 2018

When we arrived, around 8 on a Sunday night, the place was a shambles. The service was good, but the chips were off, the cheese dip tasteless, the salsa was bland too. Our orders had run of the mill items and while I liked my...More

Thank Greg T
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I knew better..there are plenty of great local authentic Mexican places around here. But a friend insisted we try this place. Well..service was ok. Not the finest, not awful- just a little over-the-top pushy, and then nowhere to be seen- no happy middle ground, there....More

Thank Janelltheowl .
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The cheese dip was bad even after adding salsa to it. Very bland. The guacamole was good and the fajitas came out sizzling enough for two of us to share. This not Mexican but Tex-Mex.

Thank Patty G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The biggest complaint I hear about Carlos O Kelly's is concerning its inauthenticity. And yes, I have no argument about that. This restaurant is essentially the Perkins or Applebee's of Mexican fare, so if you're looking for the real deal, I'd recommend Dos Amigos. But...More

Thank mbassbyron
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Wonderful Mexican food. Free chips and salsa. Had the fajitas which were very good. Great food at a very reasonable price.

Thank baker401716
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I' not going to lie I am a little picky when it comes to any kind of food resembling Mexican cuisine as I did grow up with authentic Mexican dishes to fill my tummy. I'm not too crazy about the appetizers at this place but...More

Thank mafutagirl38
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Food was good - not promoted as authentic Mexican, so I got exactly what I expected. Decor left something to be desired, but was not too unpleasant. Over all I was satisfied and will return the next time I'm in that part of Rochester.

Thank Jon O
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Just visited this last Sunday. The remodel looks bad. They would not open the one half of the restaurant because of low staffing. So, their was a line. The chips were great but the food stunk. Runny chicken enchiladas. The waitress was not paying attention...More

2  Thank Aaron E
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Friendly greetings once in the door for lunch. $2.50 Long Island Ice Teas were the Wednesday special. Very good. Meal was good but I felt that is was more or less mad ahead of time and just placed on the plate. Chips and salsa was...More

Thank Bill S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 52 Frontage road, Rochester, MN
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
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