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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

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550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here post state fair and it was delish! FYI - make sure to stir your pitcher of margarita b/c all the tequila is on top 😂. The servers weren't pushy which meant we got to stay as long as we wanted, so that was nice. The price to portion was great too! We will for sure return again!

Thank sabrina365
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to visit this restaurant when I'm in town visiting my husband's family! Mexican food is one of my absolute favorites and I have never been disappointed here. I typically get the chili relleno they are huge and delicious. They usually have very good drink specials too! Quick fun and cheap it doesn't get much better

Thank MrsAHolland
Grimes, Iowa
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat at their chain in Altoona. Service was slow and they forgot our cheese dip until we reminded them 10 mins later. The fajita burrito was pretty bland and I have had better. It took us waiving someone down to get our check after waiting a bit. I think we will stick to their other locations.

Thank Pete S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, good service. Fair prices and decent seating and parking. I would recommend to friends and I would return! A large group was accommodated with no problems!

Thank kimkingery
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Family outing after a ballgame. Waiter was pleasant but always feel rushed when we are here, especially if they are busy. Food does come out quick but if you want to sit and visit after eating, not the place to go.

Thank Cher B
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We came here to eat on a whim as we normally choose Guadalajaras, I got a chicken chimichanga, the chicken within was so hard, dry and tuff to eat, there were SO many beans on my plate it was like a refried ocean, this place is gross and if you even consider this "authentic" mexican then you are probably not... More 

Thank Jessica s
Des Moines
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a very good dining experience here. I do not remember what it was called but had the dinner with a flauta, burrito, enchilada, taco, and Chile relleno. Was very good. I ate half and took the rest in a to go box for lunch the next day. The Chile relleno had different filling than most, potato I think, but... More 

Thank Moe J
Campbell, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I tried this restaurant because it was near the Best Western Plus, had a good rating, and we were up for Mexican food. I was very surprised to see a dinner on the menuwith 5 main course items I thought I'd give it a try as I was quite hungry. What a shocker to be served 2 oval platters covered... More 

Thank Kevin O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We were stranded during a blizzard and our hotel recommended Monterrey, which was only a block away. We were greeted, seated and served promptly. Our server was very attentive, the food was hot and tasty, and even on a lunch platter we were satisfied for hours. The only disappointment I had was that they were out of horchata, but props... More 

Thank DrummerElders
Altoona, Iowa
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This place is always crowed, but seating is quick and so is the hot food when ordered. You can tell they are working hard. Been there several times and never had a mistake! Luv this place

Thank LaVon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-967-5820

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?