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“Fast but unexceptional” 3 of 5 stars
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Pablo's California Taqueria
501 Locust St Ste 212B, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 280-3353
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Ranked #155 of 502 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Mexican
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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Fast but unexceptional”
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.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic.”
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.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clive, Iowa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food, fast friendly service, great prices”
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.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best casual lunch spot on the skywalk, and some of the best Mexican in Des Moines, which is no small thing, believe...”
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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