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La Mesa

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3036 South Expressway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-256-2762
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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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
La Mesa

La Mesa is a local destination and has a couple restaurants. Food is average, Good service. Enjoyable place to go.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

La Mesa is a local destination and has a couple restaurants. Food is average, Good service. Enjoyable place to go.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We enjoy eating here occasionally. The service is always great and the food doesn't disappoint. My wife always gets the Pasta a la Mesa and says it's great. Festive atmosphere.

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Food was ok, but under seasoned. Pretty bland for Mexican food. Margaritas were very good. Salsa was tomato sauce with a few onions in it, it was awful. Located in a really 'iffy' part of town. Park your car where you can watch it.

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Boulder
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant on our way from Colorado to Illinois, and we are so glad that we did! It was reasonably priced, and the food was excellent! The service was outstanding! It was great for both adults and kids!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to LA Mesa for dinner and I was surprised to see how packed it was! The top shelf margarita is the bomb!! Ordered the enchiladas with beans and rice! Delicious! Definitely will go again👍

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IL
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It wasnt bad, along the lines of a Pepe's or other chain Mexican restaurant. One step above taco bell. I wouldnt go out of my way to dine here though.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Since this is a locally owned chain, it is not a franchise to me. The entire family/friends work various locations in Council Bluffs, Omaha and surrounding areas.I love to see a family firm be so invested in their establishments and their family. It is obvious that they all use the same exact 'formula' as well. They use same vendors, same... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We dined here with some friends as they were passing through from Texas. The staff and servers were fantastic with our large group (over a dozen people) and the food was excellent. Very reasonable prices and the portions were quite adequate. The pre-meal chips and salsa were delicious. We will definitely return again to La Mesa!!

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

. . . when there were more cars in the parking lot of the Taco Bell, across the street, that this was a bad idea. Okay, call me a food snob. I'm from Texas, which is a lot closer to the border than this place is to Taco Bell, and what I had here was not Mexican. Yeah, it had... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family and I had been looking for over a year for a good mexican restaurant and finally found La Mesa! We are picky about our mexican food as my husband grew up with authentic mexican cuisine in his home and he is a good cook also! He loves chile rellenos and has tried them at many places throughout his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3036 South Expressway, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 712-256-2762

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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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