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Don Jose Mexican Restaurant

201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
+1 563-382-6052
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 E Water St, Decorah, IA 52101-1803
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant seems well run with really appetizing items and reasoably priced. It is small but in the summer there3 is space outside. The decor makes you feel like you are in Mexico.

Thank odysseusChicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing thru during RAGBRAI we heard great reviews about the restaurant from the locals. For the three of us who dined there to say it may have been the best Mexican food we ever had says it all. No need to continue with my review....More

Thank fuzzi_logic
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were a large group and they accommodated us despite how busy it was. Great service, wonderful food. Some of the best Mexican food I've had. There were about 20 of us and no one left disappointed. Great margaritas too!

Thank Illinois1
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Very good Mexican food - the enchilada trio was fantastic. The chips and salsa were ok - the salsa was a little on the spicy side.

Thank GabeHam
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

While in town for eagle Watching, we stopped by Don José's with local friends. We've been here several times. One of our favorite stops when in Decorah. This is a must if you enjoy Mexican food!

Thank ezliving2006
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This place always provides a pleasant experience. The staff is friendly and efficient, and the food is some of the best Mexican you'll find anywhere in the Midwest.

Thank Parrotworld
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Don Jose on a Thursday for dinner. The cheese sauce with chorizo (You have to ask) was some of the best I have ever had. I ordered a 2 item combo with. Chili relleno and tostada. My order came with rice and...More

Thank srockey
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped for an afternoon margarita. Wife and I both had the Don Julio. Was very bland and not much tequila. I'm sure the food is good based on. Reviews but might want to get your margaritas elsewhere.

Thank Capt_America_IA
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Have been to don Jose many times always delicious. Blackberry margarita (alcoholic or nonalcoholic)is a must. But most of all the staff is always friendly and pleasant.

Thank jjfarms
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have always had great Mexican food at Don Jose's. They have daily specials reasonably priced and great Margaritas. The workers are friendly and the service is good. There is also outdoor seating which we enjoy on warm days.

Thank 3548Meg
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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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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