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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

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550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
515-967-5820
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A One-of-a-Kind Experience

I tried this restaurant because it was near the Best Western Plus, had a good rating, and we were up for Mexican food. I was very surprised to see a dinner on the menuwith 5 main course items I thought I'd give it a try as I was quite hungry. What a shocker to be served 2 oval platters covered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin O
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Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I tried this restaurant because it was near the Best Western Plus, had a good rating, and we were up for Mexican food. I was very surprised to see a dinner on the menuwith 5 main course items I thought I'd give it a try as I was quite hungry. What a shocker to be served 2 oval platters covered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were stranded during a blizzard and our hotel recommended Monterrey, which was only a block away. We were greeted, seated and served promptly. Our server was very attentive, the food was hot and tasty, and even on a lunch platter we were satisfied for hours. The only disappointment I had was that they were out of horchata, but props... More 

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Altoona, Iowa
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is always crowed, but seating is quick and so is the hot food when ordered. You can tell they are working hard. Been there several times and never had a mistake! Luv this place

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Thank LaVon M
Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have not been to a lot of Mexican food restaurants in the area, but so far I believe this is the best around here. It is clean, has good service and their food is probably as close to the real Mexican food as is going to get. Good flavor. No regrets

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Thank Ignacio G
Altoona, Iowa
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food and service are great. Chips and salsa are on the table almost as soon as you are seated. The prices are reasonable. I have ordered many different items from the menu and have yet to be disappointed. The nice thing is that the left overs make a great lunch the next day!

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Thank JudiW814
West Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

These guys are great. I say guys because I've only seen guys when my guy and I have eaten there. My guy lives n altoona. Love this place

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Thank NisaV
Altoona, Iowa
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Your usual Mexican restaurant...they are super fast, super efficient, super cheap, and make excellent food! I absolutely love their salsa here! My fav dish is the Pollo Monterrey - cheesy, mushroomy, chickeny goodness! I forego the tortillas and just scoop it up with chips. DEVINE! You can order to go or dine in. Either way the service is FAST!

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Thank JenSie1975
Newton, Iowa, USA
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My wife and I enjoy eating here. The food is good, service is fast, and prices are reasonable. I recommend the Fajitas.

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Thank Brett A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Chose this restaurant because it was only 1.5 miles from Adventureland Inn. It's located in a strip mall but as soon as we walked in we could see it was a popular place. For a Wednesday night it was packed. We were waited on quickly & the waiter didn't mind that we asked for separate checks. The drinks arrived quickly,... More 

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Thank rpomogo
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Met different family members here on 2 different days this past weekend. We received exactly what we expected both time. Decent food at good prices. The salsa is delicious! On Sunday we had 6 people at our table. 3 of us got our food & then waited 10+ minutes for the other 3 to receive their food. It was difficult... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-967-5820

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?