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Cazador

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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103 NE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6637
+1 515-963-0486
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent service & food. Try the shredded beef in both tacos & enchiladas; it's A-1! If you like salsa with a bite, ask for the hot! Don't leave without trying the fried ice cream.

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Thank Richard C
Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a business dinner and was happy to find good guacamole, great fajitas and yummy Margaritas! The staff was very attentive and never rushed us! Everything came out quickly and fresh!

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Thank Lauren A
Altoona, Iowa
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is famous for its Marguritas. I have met other businessmen there for meetings and we drank several each. We did eat the Mexican food which was OK. This restaurant is next to a motel and right off the I-35 Exit at First Street in Ankeny. It would be an OK place for a family to eat if they... More 

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Thank david_hance_iowa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, service and environment - including the music! We'd be happy to return. The flan was excellent

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Thank RobertDeb
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just moved to Ankeny. We have a favorite Mexican restaurant in Des Moines, Pueblo Viejo, we've frequented with friends and family most every Thursday night for several years. We look forward to it every week. After a long day of unpacking boxes we decided to try a local Mexican place. After all it was Thursday! I... More 

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Thank Doug M
Ankeny, Iowa
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Went here with the family on a Saturday night. We had a variety of meals and enjoyed them all. They have the best cheese dip in Ankeny and we ate way too many chips. The portion sizes were very good and everything was brought out very quick and hot. The staff is very friendly and helpful as well. Only complaint... More 

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Thank Randy W
Ankeny, Iowa
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This restaurant is our go to for Mexican food in Ankeny, Ankeny has many Mexican restaurants but none compare in food quality or service

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Thank garykh2016
Webster City, Iowa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

The food is average Mexican. Nothing special. I could, however, do with less leering from the male wait staff.

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Thank neko2012
Des Moines, Iowa
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I just can't say enough about this place, I LOVE their Enchiladas! The CAZADOR is spicy, love!! Hubby had the Mexican Steak platter, GOOD! Their refried beans are awesome too, and the salsa is great in the Mexican rice.

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Thank kathleen s
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Not the best Mexican restaurant in the area. In fact there's a better one across the street near the Kum and go. Prices were reasonable and there were a good amount of people there. Food was OK but the chips and salsa were not. Maybe it was a bad evening for them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 NE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6637
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-0486

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