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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

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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sized portions and good food!

I ate here with my daughter and a friend on a Sunday afternoon. I ordered a 3 selection plate with 2 Tamales and a Chile Relleno. The tamales were good, but I wish I had been offered some sauce to put over them. The Chile Relleno was huge and probably one of the best I have ever eaten, although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
Lydia G
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Warrenton, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Warrenton, Missouri
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I ate here with my daughter and a friend on a Sunday afternoon. I ordered a 3 selection plate with 2 Tamales and a Chile Relleno. The tamales were good, but I wish I had been offered some sauce to put over them. The Chile Relleno was huge and probably one of the best I have ever eaten, although it... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The food wasnt bad the service was good its a little pricey though but its worth a visit. I would go back anytime

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

After day visiting the zoo with family was a great sit down supper. We had their chimichanga with beans, rice, pico de gallo, lettuce and sour cream as well as a fried taco, chips and their salsa. All were great.

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Council Bluffs
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37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

The decor is very colorful and the service was good, but the food wasn't all that great. I have had so much better and for less.

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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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