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“All around excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

Tursi's Latin King Restaurant
2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
515-266-4466
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Ranked #21 of 475 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Houston, Texas
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299 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“All around excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The service was stellar - we really felt like we could sit and enjoy a great meal and conversation. The food was excellent - everyone's dish was perfect. No complaints and the bread was served warm.
Definitely a gem in Des Moines!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
“A true landmark for the East side.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

In case you have been living in a cave in Des Moines everyone knows that Tursi's could very well be the oldest restaurant in Des Moines. They have packed the house for almost, if not a generation. The food is well above average and the service is very well staffed. Over the years Tursi's has changed their decor to except the every growing amount of customers which has been a big plus in their success. Romantic atmosphere is the key word here also, but depending where you are seated you might want to bring a flash light to read the menu. A wide selection of entries to choose from and all our top notch.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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“Can't be beat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Seperately, everything would be excellent. But together...the dining experience at Latin King can't be beat. There is no comparison! when you combine the ambiance, the staff, the food, the wine and the caring owners together, it is just the best dining experience in Des Moines, if not Iowa!

Visited April 2013
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“Delicious variety of food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I keep thinking of Latin King as mainly Italian, but we went there for dinner mid-week and while there's plenty of Italian food [lots of pasta!], there were plenty of other options as well. The food was excellent and the service also. Our server was a woman who clearly had worked there for years and enjoyed her work and did an excellent job.

Visited February 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Grew up going to this place. It was my fathers favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I haven't been going here since it was remodeled, but I have fond memories from when my family went there when I was growing up.

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