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Carlos O'Kelly's Mexican Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650-8526
+1 608-783-1782
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Birnamwood, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I always make a point of eating here when we are in town. The staff are so great and the food is awesome. A family oriented restaurant. A place you will want to stop at and try.

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Thank dawnmG4576ZW
New Richmond, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We happened on this restaurant by accident, and we were drawn in by the fun Decour on the outside. When we got inside, we were surprised by the large menu and great choices of appetizers. Our family had a wide variety of meals including fajitas, tacos, and even mac & cheese. The waiter was fast and friendly, and we really... More 

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Thank Chad_From_WI_2016
Manchester, New Hampshire
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

When ya have a hankering for Mexican food and ya want a good meal (Taco Bell or Taco John's doesn't count) you seek-out the top area restaurants, read reviews and point your compass towards your choice. My wife and I were already on the side of town near the mall (and this restaurant) and didn't feel much like driving around... More 

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Thank Dave B
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Eat here about once a month, usually with my friends after golf. Food is always okay chips are down usually fresh and the drinks are always decent. Waiters and waitresses try hard but are really not up to your typical waitstaff quality level.

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Thank mark e
Decatur, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Food is always perfect service ia fantastic and they have the best dips in the whole country. Their chips are also tasty and always crisp

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Thank joostato
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The food was good, nut not as Mexican tasting as what I'm used to. I ordered a combination plate, not as spicy as I would have liked.

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Thank Vicki C
Winona, Minnesota
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119 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Great atmosphere, bright, cheerful. Food is always good...GREAT chips!!! Salsa is the best and the Queso is the best in the world! Service is usually good- theres a waitress there named Dana who I ask for because she is the best-most attentive. Everything is great, the fajitas are AMAZING. My only small complaint is the music is always too loud!

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Thank LindaJean16
Decatur, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Always love come to the last carlos in the midwest i miss having it im my town so so much. Service is always great and chili con is best dip known to mankind

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Thank joostato
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We remember the building as the old ChiChi's so we tried it. Landing in LaCrosse hungry on a Friday evening at 4 PM we dipped our toes into a delightful "1/2 price Happy Hour". Our waitress, Olivia, was very prompt and friendly. The appetizers were quite good. The salsa fresh. Total bill under $20 for drinks and appetizers. For us... More 

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Thank Teri A
Marshfield, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

The chips were very good. They were so nice and thin. I had the seafood enchilada, which was just okay. I would probably try something different. My friend has a problem with spicy food and the waitress explained different things and was very helpful.

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Thank Wescatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9396 State Road 16, Onalaska, WI 54650-8526
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Onalaska
  • Phone Number: +1 608-783-1782

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