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701 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
(641) 228-5600
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always good

Food was excellent as usual. The service was fast, personable and polite. I was there the day they opened and everything (service and food)has been the same since the day they opened .

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Steve S
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Charles City, Iowa
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  • Families with children
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Charles City, Iowa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent as usual. The service was fast, personable and polite. I was there the day they opened and everything (service and food)has been the same since the day they opened .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Food was delicious and the service was spot on. First trip there and will definitely go back when in the area again.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very good Mexican food which is served up by a staff that really does a good job of making the dining experience pleasant. Haven't had a bad meal here over our many trips to Charles City. It can get noisy but if you don't mind family dining and children, this is the place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We drive 30 miles to get to this restaurant on our day off to have their chips and cheese dip and their chicken fajitas. We prefer our fajitas served on a regular plate instead of the typical sizzling platter and they not only accommodate our request, but remember that's the way we like it. The food and service are excellent,... More 

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Charles City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the service is second to none. If you like good Mexican food at a fair price and nice atmosphere with fantastic service this it! Just one word of caution I have had some pieces of steak in my steak fajitas that I could taste had gone bad and could not eat though .

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Granger, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

charles city is a nice small city, but it's lacking in variety of restaurants for the business traveller. I've found this place to be a gem. As long as you like Mexican food, I'm sure you'll love it, it's excellent. There is no free customer WIFI, which would be nice.. Hint hint... Other than that, nice people, good food, nice... More 

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Strong City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I like the menu with all the photos of the food. Enchilada Sunrise and pork burritos were tasty. Atmosphere is typical to Mexican restaurants, but less chotchky with simple decor.

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CHARLES CITY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I know many feel this is a fantastic restaurant. However, I do NOT eat onions. The only thing I have been able to eat are the plain nachoes. Most of the time the serves haven't spoken enough English to be of any help.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

One of the best meals our family has had at any Mexican restaurant. Great service, attentive staff, hard-working establishment in general. Excellent food quality with fresh ingredients. Warm and fresh chips, excellent salsa. And on top of that the prices are great. I only wish we had one in our hometown. Looking forward to our return.

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Charles City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I love the atmosphere in Plaza Mexico. It's clean, bright, and festive. The service is prompt, the complimentary chips and salsa are great, and the portions are gigantic. Thing is, I just don't love Mexican food. For me, the food is just too greasy and too much "the same" tasting from one entrée to the next. I keep going back... More 

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Additional Information about Plaza Mexico

Address: 701 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
Phone Number: (641) 228-5600
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Charles City
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Charles City
  • Phone Number: (641) 228-5600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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