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Desi's Taco Lounge

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1949 W River Ave, Oscoda, MI 48750-9295
+1 989-739-7856
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I wouldn't refer to this as a Mexican restaurant, however, their Mexican food is DELICIOUS. Tastes more authentic in my opinion than some 'authentic' Mexican restaurants. Cozy, dim atmosphere. Lots to look at! I am from down-state Metro Detroit area, but anytime my hubby and I visit Oscoda we just have to eat at Desi's...more than once!

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Thank Justine F
LaGrange, Georgia
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112 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is not a Mexican place. This is a restaurant that has a few Mexican choices on the menu. That being said - the food was okay. The service was good. My father-in-law wanted to eat here so I don't think we'll be back unless he chooses the restaurant again.

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Thank aregier
Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped after our Ausable River Paddleboat ride. Cool stuff on the wall, but the place felt dirty. Ladies bathroom door was proped open our entire visit. Food was lousy - ordered mexican as that is what they are apparently known for.... nachos were served with cheeze whiz or some other fake product. Taco salad was similar, no cheese whiz, but... More 

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Thank Ladiesgetaway
Tawas City, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been dining at Desi's for over 40 years and have always enjoyed the food, quirky atmosphere, and friendly service. Our visit over past weekend was disappointing! The friendly service and delicious food are gone. Our waitress from the moment she came to our table was surly and impatient to take our order, returning several times after we had... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great Mexican food, super friendly waitresses! Great atmosphere with a variety of collectibles on the walls. notice something new each time we go. Offers plenty of non-Mexican food alternatives too.

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Thank Atch110
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I'm Roland daughter Teresa, and trying to reach out to everyone who might have pictures of him. He passed away last night and very well known around them parts, and Desi's was he favorite stop. He had a picture hanging on to wall of him shooting pool. If anyone has a picture or know of any one could you please... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbus, Ohio
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89 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Let me start by saying I grew up in the area and making the trip out to Desi's was always a treat. The nachos and the beef & cheese enchiladas were always wonderful Now after living away from the area for 20+ years, I visited over Labor Day. It is not true Mexican for sure but the nachos are different... More 

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Thank LindaIC
East Tawas, Michigan
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Me and my family was going out to eat and thought we would go to Desi's glad we did they have awesome food there,you got to try there food and they do have a bar their .I had the taco dinner was grate.

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Thank mike2059
Fenton, Michigan
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The nachos are amazing here. Seriously, you should try the nachos. All of the other food is great too but you should probably get the nachos. Wait staff is polite and attentive as well.

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Thank bigbird94
Oscoda, Michigan
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I have been enjoying Desi;s food for over 50 years. Remember going there with my parents as a child. I just love their food, and I eat at Desi;s whenever possible. Always fun to look at all the memorabilia decorating the walls.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1949 W River Ave, Oscoda, MI 48750-9295
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Oscoda
  • Phone Number: +1 989-739-7856

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