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Carlos O'Kelly's
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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3320 Armar Dr Marion, IA 52302
3320 Armar DriveUSIowaMarion52302
(319) 373-1451carlosokellys.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Cantina chain serving classic Tex-Mex dishes in a modest setting with a casual vibe & a bar.- Google
"The restaurant had a gluten-free menu which the server was not familiar with."
"By far the best American Mexican food in the area."
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Nic Allen
2 years ago
This is the first time I have ever posted about any restaurant any where. This was the WORST service my wife and I have ever had anywhere. The waitress walked by us five times before we had to ask her again for our waters after she had already asked us if we wanted something to drink. Had to ask her midway through the meal if the margarita was coming? It came, like water, all melted. She was so rude my wife was afraid she would spit in our food if we said anything so we sat quietly and WE tried to be extra nice seeing if that would help her get out of being so rude with us and give us some service. Did not work. She messed up the order. She was so unbelievably rude. I wanted to leave the restaurant midway through the chips! WE blasted this on Facebook to at least stop our friends from going to this location. If anything I think if you read this go anywhere else! I am telling you stay away especially if you like getting a little respect from the people who are supposed to be somewhat courteous. This was the first time I have ever felt compelled to say something using social media. Always thought it was a way for restaurant competitors to slam each other to drive patrons away. Now that I am posting and felt compelled I think I will actually read these client reviews before dining and take it with more then a grain of salt! PS we paid our bill and left without saying anything felt it pointless when you see the woman who you thought in charge wearing the same ugly face our waitress had on. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE AT THE MARION LOCATION!
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Raven Alexis
a year ago
The food is fine but I go there at least 3 times a month and their is NEVER a host to seat us. We have to wait about 10 minutes before any one will greet us every time
Jeanette Rolan
3 years ago
For the most part I have good service and good food. Love the fact that I can call on my order and it be exactly what I ordered:-)
A Google User
6 years ago
By far the best American Mexican food in the area. You can get more authentic, but this is the best if you are looking for something with more of a Tex-Mex feel.
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Ben Hagenbuch
2 years ago
I dine out quite often and this is the worst experience I've had in a while. The chips had a bad aftertaste (this is a guess, but I think the oil they were fried in was old). The restaurant had a gluten-free menu which the server was not familiar with. My enchiladas were just a bunch of slop smothered with chile con queso and sour cream.
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Kathleen Peters
a year ago
Food OK. Service Fair. Drinks weak/Poor
A Google User
3 years ago
We dined at Carlos O Kelly's on 3/13/2010 at 7:00 pm. The waitress that took our order never stopped back to refill our drinks or bring more chips and salsa. We also were not given napkins or silverware. Eventually the food came and we still didn't have tableware. We asked for the manager to stop over to address our concerns. As our food cooled off eventaully the server came back with the silverware. When the bill came we asked the manager to compensate the bill. She said she'd see what she could do but then she never returned. Ten minutes later a guy named John F. came out and said he didn't think we deserved any compenstation. He went on to say that we were rude to his staff. Since when is asking for silverware rude? So I ended up paying the entire bill of $55. This is not acceptable in my opinion. I don't think this John guy should be a manager the way he treated my family. What a disappointing experience. I will not return and recommend you try somewhere else.
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A Google User
5 years ago
We dined at Carlos O Kelly's on 3/13/2010 at 7:00 pm. The waitress that took our order never stopped back to refill our drinks or bring more chips and salsa. We also were not given napkins or silverware. Eventually the food came and we still didn't have tableware. We asked for the manager to stop over to address our concerns. As our food cooled off eventaully the server came back with the silverware. When the bill came we asked the manager to compensate the bill. She said she'd see what she could do but then she never returned. Ten minutes later a guy named John F. came out and said he didn't think we deserved any compenstation. He went on to say that we were rude to his staff. Since when is asking for silverware rude? So I ended up paying the entire bill of $55. This is not acceptable in my opinion. I don't think this John guy should be a manager the way he treated my family. What a disappointing experience. I will not return and recommend you try somewhere else.
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