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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
+1 563-382-6052
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Closes in 29 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 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 7 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
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Excellent Mexican food with a nice Southwestern Mexican charm in the decor. Service was quick and friendly. The place stayed busy the entire time we dined and was still busy when we pasted it over 2 hour later. A def stop food quality Mexican if...More

1  Thank tmyankee15
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant delivers a great meal every time. Everything from service to price to food quality is outstanding! A must visit when you're in decorah!

1  Thank sabrina365
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Don Jose's has great, friendly service and a super menu. I have been here a number of times and enjoyed every meal. The food is very authentic.

1  Thank Wendy J
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can tell it's good by the crowd. Plan to go 4:45 to 5:00 if you don't want to wait a while. The pena family are hard working folks and every one of the many, many suppers I've had there was great. Once, I got...More

1  Thank DaveFmIA
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10 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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