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Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge

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316 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
515-282-2995
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excelencia Culinaria

First-time experience at Dos Rios and loved it! We were in town for a concert just a few blocks away ("The Well") -- really unique to have fresh guacamole dip made table-side for us -- delicious. Drinks were outstanding, as were the different entrees the four of us tried. Our server wasn't the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Bill W
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Waverly, Iowa
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

most of the time our reviews are favorable. this time not so much there is good news and bad news. the good news is that it was a nice place. the other good news is that the black beans were fairly good. the bad news is that there wasnt enough food on the plate. we had the enchilada and there... More 

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Waverly, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

First-time experience at Dos Rios and loved it! We were in town for a concert just a few blocks away ("The Well") -- really unique to have fresh guacamole dip made table-side for us -- delicious. Drinks were outstanding, as were the different entrees the four of us tried. Our server wasn't the most-attentive, but it was forgivable given the... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Looking for good eats while attending a convention. Dos Rios had great guacamole and chips. The guacamole was custom made for our tastes and came out perfect! My companions and I got different meals off the menu and all were satisfied. One drink offering that a companion tried was the Skittles margarita--super sweet and not my style! I was content... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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306 reviews 306 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is one of my favorite places every time I am in Des Moines fir business. They do guacamole that is great. Their chips are very tasty. They have mushroom tacos that are excellent.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This place has the best guacamole I've ever had. They make it fresh and delicious. The food isn't your typical Mexican, but it's very good. The drinks are different and yummy. The outside patio atmosphere is relaxing and fun. I'd definitely go here again!

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Davenport, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

what a disappointment!very expensive and small portions.a single taco was $4 and was smaller than a $1 taco at any taco tuesday night.$9.95 for a 6 inch chicken quesadilla $10 for guacamole i could go on and on.service was poor the place was almost empty.$125 for 2 kids and 6 adults and only 2 people had meals.2 pops 1 ice... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food is average, Prices are ridiculously high and their portions are tiny. I would much rather go to some ma and pa mexican restaurant and get a plate full of food for 6 bucks than go here.

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Savannah GA
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180 reviews 180 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

BLUF: A tad expensive for middle of the road flavor. Our party of 6 got seated quickly without a reservation. As we walked to our table, I found that the carpet was sticky all along the back row of tables (yuck!). But the tables and booths were clean. We ordered the "tableside" guacamole, well it was made next to a... More 

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New York City, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

On a recent road trip we stopped off in Des Moines and both having a love of Mexican Food, ate at Dos Rios. Our evening began with Sangria and Guacamole at the bar. Dinner included FishTacos, Queso Fundido and Fried Calamari.....all delicious!! The wait staff was great and the outdoor space looked terrific as well. While not busy, we were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Yum! The table side guacamole was delicious - so fresh! We tried the white sangria and it hit the spot. We all ordered appetizers - gorditos, quesadillas and chipotle shrimp tostadas. All were delicious! The Court Ave area was fantastic, and I would definitely go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-282-2995

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?