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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
+1 563-382-6052
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:30 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a busy place. The service was very good and attentive. The chicken burrito was huge and very tasty.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went around noon and the place was very busy! Service was good although he had to wait awhile. Peach Margarita was awesome. Food was ok.

Thank Brittany B
Reviewed 5 April 2018

I having hear several times throughout the years. Always worth going to. The service is great. The food is great. And the prices are great. I especially enjoyed an outside patio, as most Mexican restaurants do not have that.

Thank LaVon M
Reviewed 27 March 2018

We found Don Jose for lunch and went there based on it having good reviews. So glad that we did! The food and service were excellent! Will definitely be back whenever we are in town.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

While in town, I had 45 minutes to grab lunch in between events. Knowing that Don Jose’s always does a great job, I went. The server was nothing short of amazing. A genuinely happy human, who gave me a terrific recommendation. Once again, a job...More

Thank sabrina365
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We hadn't tried this restaurant on previous visits before so this was on our list. We were seated right away. Chips and salsa came next along with a huge menu. So much to choose from. Good margaritas and large portions all so good. Great service...More

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Honestly, this was my first time at Don Jose (lunch), and it was amazing! Yes, Decorah's great Norwegian heritage is legendary, and the community is noted for its dining at places like Rubaiyat and Mabe's, both favorites of mine. However, I will definitely go back...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 2 December 2017

My wife and I stopped for dinner one night. I got the chicken Don Jose and I don't remember what she got but they were both very flavorless. Mine had so much cheese loaded on it I couldn't even tell what else was on it....More

Thank Dustin S
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a wonderful place for families. The menu has a nice selection of options both full size and child size. Special $2.99 meals for kids on Sunday. The staff were attentive and pleasant.

Thank gpotvin
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A quick lunch or supper is perfect here! The seats are limited so make sure that you are willing to wait a few minutes. The service is excellent and all the workers are friendly. The food is great with flavor, it is not too hot...More

1  Thank Jonelle R
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9 April 2016|
Response from Jason R | Reviewed this property |
Yes! In fact, my dad says they serve the best burger in town
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
  • Phone Number: +1 563-382-6052
We would be glad to welcome you to sample our extensive menu of Authentic Mexican food! We serve great authentic Mexican food, fast and friendly service, reasonable prices and clean place!!
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