Taco House

Old Hwy 71

Arnolds Park, IA

Taco House in Arnolds Park

Restaurant - Mexican

The Taco House is a restaurant well known by locals, but less known by tourists as it is located on old hwy 71 which now gets little traffic. The restaurant is only open during the summer months, but when it is open you are almost sure to find a full crowd at this popular spot.
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September 28, 2013 starstarstarstarstar
I live in the area and travel every week and make it a point to eat Mexican food everywhere I go. This is great simple authentic Mexican food made with real ingredients. I eat there almost every week. I wouldn‘t go there for a sit down meal, but if you like Nachos, tacos or a burrito this place is great. The sauce is as good as you will get anywhere! I just wish it was open all year long. For people who say this is like Taco Bell or Johns, seriously? Do you know real beef when you see it? These are real ingredients that taste great. It‘s not for everyone, but you will love it or it just won‘t be for you, but give it a try. It‘s always packed for a reason!
August 7, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
just ate at the Taco House, against my judgment...grew up in this area, have never had a good meal there, thought after 4 years I would try it..seriously the worst meal I have had in the Lakes area. I have done food service for the past 35 years..horrible meal, costly, really American grated cheese on Mexican food??? DO NOT GO THERE.
June 29, 2013 starno starno starno starno star
this place has horribale food and service, prices are to high for the little amount of food...i would recommend taco bell over this place anyday...
April 25, 2013 starstarstarstarstar
I have been going to the Taco House since I was born in 1973! Seriously! We moved away to Des Moines and thought we would NEVER find food like here. Come to find out there is Taco Casa. Same owners. OMG! I now live in eastern Iowa and will drive to Des Moines just for the tacos. When I go back to the Lakes area, my trip is NOT complete without stopping at the Taco House. For those of you that do not like it, then don‘t go! It must be a "home" thing, cuz I almost cry every time I taste the food.
March 21, 2013 starstarstarstarstar
Taco House is open again! I had lunch there yesterday 3/19/2013. This was a Tuesday around 12:30 a.m. PACKED what does this say? The food is very good. But the Salsa is to die for. And I know salsa well. The only better salsa might be OJ‘s in Omaha. This is a must stop if you are at the Lake. And you can get a huge cup of salsa to go! Does anybody have any idea how they make this salsa?
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