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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

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8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6200
515-457-8900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, margaritas and service

This is very good Mexican food. I had the vegetarian quesadilla with shrimp added . A great margarita after a long day of travel. Will come here again when visiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Debbie T
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Temecula, California
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English first
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We love coming here for lunch or dinner. Very friendly waitstaff who bring your food faster than you can blink. I really love the salsa...it is fresh with chunks of tomato rather than blended. One of the area's best Mexican restaurants.

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Temecula, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is very good Mexican food. I had the vegetarian quesadilla with shrimp added . A great margarita after a long day of travel. Will come here again when visiting.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We think Monterrey is the best Mexican food in town. Good service and great prices. I also love to buy their salsa and cheese dip to enjoy at home.

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Clive, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A Monday night. Not busy. No wait staff for 10 min. Ordered. Waiter came back to table 25 minutes later to check with us about our meal. No Food!! He said he was on break! This is a Mexican slam bam on the plate quick restaurant. No manager to speak to about this. Our food was cold. Cold relleno, enchilada... More 

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WEST DES MOINES
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant is a fun friendly place to take family. They truly strive for quick, good service, they are welcoming and the food is good.

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Some of the best Mexican Food I have had in a long time. Went with business friends and had a great time. I am looking forward to going back ..

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Buxton, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The tamales were awesome! Chili relleno very different, passably good, tostada mushy, no meat, but tasty. The wait staff was excellent and FAST! EXCELLENT price point. Maybe the best salsa ever ...light and fresh. .. good + guacamole. .. warm. .. light chips. Really good overall for a Mexican restaurant east of the Rockies. Despite the loudness of the place.... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

The service is fast and food arrives promptly. Order some queso to complement the salsa and chips. Lunch menu will not set you back any more than doing fast food; did I say it was all fresh and it beats any fast food I would care to try.

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Food consistently good, great staff, very reasonably priced. Suggest the flautas or taco salads. Burritos are also very good. We do not drink, but our friends like the margaritas.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Free Chips and salsa? Oh yeah. Quick friendly service? Of course. Quality food? YES! Good price point? You got it.

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Additional Information about Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Address: 8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6200
Phone Number: 515-457-8900
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: 515-457-8900

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?