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Mexican
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I came here hoping to get on their new patio. However, we ate inside and loved the paintings and custom decorated furniture. Menu is fine but didn’t have a few of the main items we get at other local Mexican restaurants. Additionally,...prices were a little higher. We enjoyed our meal but we had to wait a really long time after ordering. Furthermore, our waiter didn’t seem to care if we were there or not.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021

They have a great pork tamale! Hard to find any place that makes tamales anymore. Hand made guac made in front of you, and a large amount. It was fun to watch it made by Manuel and looked like art. Chips are served with 2...in-house salsas, a mild and a spicy. I also enjoyed a polo (chicken) enchilada and hubby had a great chili relleno. Did I mention the original Margarita? We ordered one to share, due to it being lunch and we don't do a lot of day drinking. It is prepared in a shaker and served with a martini glass. We opted to have our glass rimmed with salt. We managed to fill the glass 3 1/2 times. Very smooth. Thank you to Abraham and his staff for making this a highlight! Great prices!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 10, 2021 via mobile

I gave this three stars largely based that there are a lot of great Mexican restaurants in the area, but largely had no major complaints. Definitely the drinks were nice and big and no terribly expensive. They have daily specials. It was good- just nothing...special. Nice big restaurant-can accommodate big groups (8 or 10) better than most.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 5, 2021 via mobile

Great experience! A group of 20 people met here for a retirement celebration on a busy Friday evening- lots of other diners. They had the staff on hand to provide great service with respect and a great sense of humor! So much fun! Orders were...accurate and food/drinks were delicious! Table side guacamole and jalapeño margaritas were some of our favorites! I highly recommend El Molcajete!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2020 via mobile

The food, the atmosphere, the service, and the blackberry margaritas were top shelf! I had the chicken chimichanga and hubs had the beef chili, both were fantastic. We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 5, 2020

This is our favorite mexican hang out. Incredible margs, both spicy and regular salsa. The El Molcajete is incredible, meat is seasoned well. Pico is on point. Servers are awesome.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

may be my new favorite mexican in town. guac at the table, perfect margaritas. very friendly staff. Food very good. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

so good steak was awsome so was the refried beans and guacamole!!!!🥰 wish iui could come again in the future!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

Like all other family Mexican restaurants in Ankeny, tastes the same but still good food. This restaurant was the old Bandanna's Restuarant. I had the combo with two chicken enchiladas with an original margarita, good food. The salsa that comes with the chips has a...kick to it. I would recommend this place!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

We decided to try this new restaurant in lieu of stopping in at our local favorite. We were greeted immediately inside the door. The wait staff was helpful with suggestions and were quick to serve. The food was very good. We did notice that they...have specialty carts for table side service, but did not order a meal or item related to the mobile cart. We tried the standard dishes that we would order at our local favorite restaurant and now have found a second place to eat in town.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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