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701 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
(641) 228-5600
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Families with children

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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
Favorite Mexican

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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La Quinta, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

What a nice surprise to dine at Plaza Mexico in Charles City, Iowa and find authentic tasting Mexican food, friendly service, generous portions and affordable prices. Muchas gracias! We'll definitely be back next time we are in town.

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Charles City, Iowa, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Service is fast and friendly, food is delicious and plentiful. In addition to the complimentary chips and salsa, we both ordered the Pueblo Grande (?), which is a sampling of charcoal grilled skirt steak, chicken breast, and 6 bacon-wrapped shrimp. The meats were served with refried beans, Mexican rice, lettuce, pico de gallo, avocado slices, and your choice of warm... More 

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Ionia, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

great food, the salsa is the best, my favorite is the pollo loco (crazy chicken) crazy good ! I always have enough left over for the next days lunch. small resturant be prepared to wait on the weekend, but more than worth the wait.

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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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