We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Mexican
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
515-967-5820
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 20 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Ole!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LaVon M
,
Altoona, Iowa
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Altoona, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maricopa, Arizona
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altoona, Iowa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Altoona, Iowa
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton, Iowa, USA
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trenton, Missouri
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Great chips and salsa I had the shrimp cocktail it was delish great food here and good service the servers are all real nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family lover coming here for a quick dinner. The food is outstanding and very well priced. The service is great and they are very friendly with you kids. Never have had a bad meal here.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Monterrey Mexican Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Monterrey Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Monterrey Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?