Our Story


Family Owned

Our family has owned and operated Carlos O’Kelly’s all the way back to the first inspired moment in 1981. That matters to us. And we trust it makes a difference for you. After all, who cares more about our reputation more than the folks who have spent more than 30 years creating and perfecting it?

From that time we served our first guest in Marion, Iowa all the way to last evenings birthday celebration in Wichita, Kansas, our desire is to do more than make you unhungry. We want to bring a little joy by helping you connect with friends around delicious food in a fun atmosphere.

remarkable food and signature sauces

That’s why we make our famous Carlos Salsa fresh every day. Why our remarkable food and signature sauces are made from scratch in our kitchens. And the very reason we take the time to oven-bake our recipes at a taste-bud tingling, hunger melting 375 degrees. All to bring you affordable and craveable food with Carlos’ original and unique flavor.

So c’mon. Step inside. Let’s share great food. Good stories. Share a laugh. Share our lives…and of ourselves…with each other. Let’s share joy around the table.

Our family name is Rolph. Maybe not what you expect from flavor that’s distinctively Mexican. Then again, you’re not looking for something expected. You seek out the amazing.

Welcome to Carlos O’Kelly’s! Expect O’mazing.

– David Rolph & Jon Rolph
First & Second Generation


Fill your life with flavor with Carlos Inspired MEX.