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Old Hwy 71, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Sioux City, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Everything I've ever ordered here was great. The lines can be REALLY long and parking is somewhat limited, so check that out before you try and head in. The staff is sort of odd, but it's funny while bewildering. Had a few strange interactions with the kids working here. Not sure if they're like this on purpose, or I have... More 

Thank michellepJ2012XF
Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Each time we travel thru the area this is a favorite stop for our family. The prices and variety are great. We like the outside dining when we stop. There is ample seating but it is usually pretty busy right at lunchtime.

Thank cjr367
St. Paul, MN
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It's not that the food is five-star or the ambiance is perfect - it's that the salsa is truly good, and it's the best place for tacos in about 90 miles. Once you've been here, it becomes a place you set your compass by - and you have to have it. Period. The nachos with beef and cheese and their... More 

Thank SongoftheOpenRoad
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was a staple for my wife growing up and is now a new favorite of mine. Salsa has the right amount of heat and body. Soft shell beef tacos are the best I've ever had. I will go back to this place every chance I get.

Thank Glenn P
Omaha, Arkansas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Go early when they own otherwise you re in for a long wait. Around lunch time typical wait is an 1+ just to order, don't get your hopes up when listening to numbers being called as there is no rhyme or reason to the order. Ex. May call #7 and your thinking great I'm #9 but then the next number... More 

Thank Alison K
Springfield, Missouri
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I grew up going to the taco house and after a couple decades away we went back yesterday evening. Jack and Marta's house has been added on to and the restaurant has grown to several times what it was. We got to the window to order and apparently made the error of asking a question. Reminiscent of a Seinfeld episode,... More 

Thank GCME03
Cedar Falls, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Taco House is an area favorite. The hot sauce is the best part of the experience. I usually get the softshell taco or nachos and you can't go wrong with either of those. Add a little red sauce to either and it takes it to a whole other level. They are usually only open from around March to sometime in... More 

Thank Emmy2493
Spirit Lake, Iowa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Taco House for years, the food is dependably fast and good. It has no frills, it is a paper plates and plastic silverware fast food place.

Thank AnnofIowa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very informal. Order at the window, pay, get a number and pick up your food when the number is called.

Perry, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We ordered the taco grande and we thought it was very mediocre. It was supposed to come with sour cream and it didn't so I had to stand in line again to get some. I washed my hands in the outdoor sink when I was finished eating and the sink was disgusting. I am not anxious to return.

Thank eurotraveleriowa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Hwy 71, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?