There are two Carlos O' Kelly's in Cedar Rapids. The one in Marion is billed as the ""original"" Carlos. It's been around as long as I have. The new one is in SW CR. \r
You go for the enormous portions of food. And it's not expensive. For $11 I got hot crispy chips, thick salsa (way better than anybody elses, it's fresh with chunks of tomato, peppers, onions and other veggies) and a ""Fiesta Platter"". Burritos, enchiladas, a tostada. They were all really tasty. The food was hot and fresh.\r
The service is good. My girl asked if I wanted dessert. Are you kidding me?\r
Bring an appetite and a doggy bag.
Pros: Outstanding food. Not expensive
Cons: Too much food on the plate?