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1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
515-440-2210
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not bad mexican food so far from the border

Coming form South Texas I was surprised to find pretty good Tex-Mex food in Iowa. The service was prompt. I would go again

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I liked the look of the place from the time we walked in...we sit at the bar. Had very good food and excellent service.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Coming form South Texas I was surprised to find pretty good Tex-Mex food in Iowa. The service was prompt. I would go again

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Des Moines, IA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the Des Moines area. Service is top notch. Frozen margaritas are delicious and have plenty of kick. We come here frequently and the servers remember us. We like lots of items on the menu, but our favorites are the Tacos de Carne Asada and the fajitas. With the Tacos de Carner Asada, they... More 

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West Bend, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have to be kidding! You should see how the servers carry the plates on one arm. We eat here when we are in DM. This is an economical place to bring the family.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So much delicious food we had to take some home! Prompt service, great food and gigantic portions make this an instant favorite!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First time visitor, service and food were wonderful, the price was VERY affordable. The salsa is very good and the cheese queso dip was great. We had enchiladas and chicken tacos, loved 'em. Will go back if near.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant has seldom disappointed us. The food it tasty and arrives with amazing speed. I like the fajitas and my hubby like the burritos while our daughter likes the chimichangas. All are generous in proportion and you can have the items catered to your spice level. The restaurant is noisy, but it just seems to make the meal even... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We chose this locations because it was within walking distance of our hotel and all the great reviews. It did not disappoint! The outside and inside of the restaurant was decorated very nicely. Love all the colorful lights outdoors. We were greeted by a very friendly host who assigned us a number. We didn't have to wait too long. While... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really liked the food. We had a taco, cheese enchilada and a plain quesadilla. Loved the cheese they use! We had to order take out but wish we could have eaten in. Hotter would have been even better!

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Austin, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food here is amazing, the homemade salsa is some of the best I have ever had and the food is so reasonable at a time when many places are raising prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: 515-440-2210
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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