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Taco House

Old Hwy 71, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“tacos” (11 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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Old Hwy 71, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to this place my entire life. Sometimes I will get a craving for Taco House and drive the 2.5 hours over to Arnolds Park on a whim. It's that good. I usually get a bean burrito and a meat and cheese...More

Thank Faradactyl
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was pretty good, but didn't seem original. Kind of a faster food, mass produced food trying to be passed off as authentic. It was pretty good though. I got a burrito and the wife a taco salad. The menu said the burrito was...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taco House is a classic Iowa Great Lakes place to stop! The food is good and the homeade hot sauces are even better!

Thank dobak23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now...I am not a fan, but our kids LOVE this place. It has been here FOREVER. People buy their food to stock their freezers in the off season. Be prepared to wait in line a long time for your food. Know they do not have...More

Thank Hedgeclipperz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place does have excellent food, and good service. I would go back there again if I am in the area.

Thank pedeedog
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank michellepJ2012XF
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
Reviewed 22 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 -...More

Thank SongoftheOpenRoad
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank Glenn P
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....More

Thank Alison K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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