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Plaza Mexico

701 S Grand Ave, Charles City, IA 50616
(641) 228-5600
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Ranked #5 of 17 restaurants in Charles City
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Strong City, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Pristine little restaurant with pleasant welcoming staff. The cold beer came with a salted, frosty glass complete with lime - good start. The entree was 5oz flank steak, 3oz shrimp and 3oz scallops with all the usual Mexican sides and mushrooms on a huge platter. Everything tasted great and all this for $13.50 - unbelievable.

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Charles City, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

My wife and i have been to Plaza Mexico several times and never walk away unhappy. The service is always quick and the food is always wonderful. This is one of the best places to eat in Charles City.

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Charles City, Iowa, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We ate until we were stuffed, and still brought over half of our food home with us. I was a little disappointed in my seafood chimichanga. They don't deep fry them there, which is the way I prefer them. Also, what was on the menu as crab meat turned out to be surimi. The shrimp and scallops were nice, though.... More

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