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Pablo's California Taqueria

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501 Locust St Ste 212B, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 280-3353
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fast but unexceptional

This is a friendly little nook on the SkyWalk, and you can get decent Cali-Mex food here. It's not terrifically well-spiced, either in terms of heat (and I know Midwesterners don't care much for hot chile) or complexity of flavor. It's quick and filling, though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2013
Randy B
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This is a friendly little nook on the SkyWalk, and you can get decent Cali-Mex food here. It's not terrifically well-spiced, either in terms of heat (and I know Midwesterners don't care much for hot chile) or complexity of flavor. It's quick and filling, though.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

Despite the restaurants relatively small size, the food is downright delicious. I feel like you'd have to be crazy to know this restaurant exists and not eat there whenever you have the chance. Definitely going again when possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

We were in town recently and stopped at this restaurant on the advice of a friend that worked downtown. We had the Quesadilla's and Mole enchiladas. They were fantastic and the guy at the counter was very friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

The best casual lunch spot on the skywalk, and some of the best Mexican in Des Moines, which is no small thing, believe it or not.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Locust St Ste 212B, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 280-3353

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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