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8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6200
515-457-8900
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Today
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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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good meal in a slightly noisy atmosphere.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2013
Bsuttie
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Buxton, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

If you are looking for authentic Mexican, not Tex-Mex or Americanized Mexican, this is the place to go. Not a lot of cheese on their dishes, which is why it is more authentic. My wife loves this place, me not so much.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stop here a couple times a month. We really like the food and extensive menu and at very reasonable prices. This is also a great place for kids...lots of booths and large tables and super fast servie allows us to get in and out quick. Try my favorite, tacos azada!

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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

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?