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Carlos O'Kelly's

) #29 of 39 Restaurants in Marion $$ - $$$ Mexican,
3320 Armar Dr, Marion, IA 52302-4701
+1 319-373-1451
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good36%
  • Average28%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
15 Feb 2017
“Typical food chain style of Mexican food”
14 Nov 2016
“reasonable mexican”
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3320 Armar Dr, Marion, IA 52302-4701
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Reviewed 16 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 15 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 23 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
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Great service and excellent BBQ tacos. We were a small party (3) but we received excellent service and they kept my diet coke filled!

Thank Nan P
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We were passing through and stopped for lunch. The carpet was filthy and littered with bits of wrappers and torn napkins. The staff were seemingly immune to the filth, as they stood around in clusters chatting about how slow they were today. Our chips arrived...More

Thank scubawombat
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Carlos has been there forever! Great place for family gatherings. Their food is good, although not at all authentic, if that is what you are looking for. They take reservations.

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Recently remodeled to some degree, hadn't been here in a while due to the number of other Mexican restaurants in the area. Had a side of guacamole which was excellent, the large size was too much but I ate it anyway. Attentive server, food served...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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