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Plaza Mexico

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

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quick and Delicious

We have been to a lot of Mexican Restaurants and we have just been spoiled by the best. They are there the second you are seated with the warm chips and delicious salsa. We have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. They are so pleasant and you feel so welcome. I can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Judy O
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New Hampton, Iowa, United States
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New Hampton, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We have been to a lot of Mexican Restaurants and we have just been spoiled by the best. They are there the second you are seated with the warm chips and delicious salsa. We have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. They are so pleasant and you feel so welcome. I can't say enough great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Plaza Mexico has been our staple place to eat out when returning to Charles City. The seafood burrito and shrimp salad are always good after eating too many chips and delicious salsa. From our wedding to carry out, Plaza is fantastic.

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Thank Chase M
Charles City, Iowa
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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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Thank Steve S
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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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Thank Connie P
Oregon, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Bob M
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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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9 reviews
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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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2 Thank bootyman
Granger, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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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Thank kladv5
CHARLES CITY
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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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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