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1/2 Order $4.5
Add Chicken Or Beef $1.0
Super Nachos
chips, beans, cheddar cheese, guacamole, sour cream, onions and tomatoes.
Cheese Crispi
1/2 Lbs $8.95
Pound $15.95
Nachos Chicos
chips topped with melted cheddar cheese.
Cheese Dip
Sopa De Albondigas
a delicious mexican soup made with fresh minted pork meatballs and seasonal vegetables in a clear broth. served with diced onions, cilantro and your choice of warm tortillas. a meal in itself (substitute with chicken).
Shrimp Soup
prawns served in special soup with vegetable.
Arroz Con Pollo O Camarone
Chicken Pipian
authentic mexican dish. chicken strips cooked with a mole-like sauce with a pumpkin seed flavor. served with refried beans and mexican rice and warm tortillas.
Pollo Poblano
broiled fresh chicken breast served in an authentic pueblan style! poblano pepper, chocolate, spices and fresh apples create this mysteriously dark, bittersweet sauce. served with warm tortillas on request.
Chicken Mexican Style
skinless chicken breast in an authentic stew of onions, tomatoes, garlic and spices. served with your choice of warm tortillas.
Pollo Azado
Pollo Or Camarones A La Crema
Carne Azada
skirt steak butterflied and flame broiled to your liking. served with guacamole and your choice of warm tortillas.
Tacos Al Carbon
tender beef skirt steak, flame broiled, sliced and folded into soft corn tortillas with salsa mexicana, fresh cilantro and ranchero cheese.
Steak torero
top sirloin steak flame broiled and topped with sauteed onions and green peppers. served with your choice of warm tortillas.
Shrimp Burrito
Chile Colorado
Broiled Top Sirloin
juicy top sirloin steak flame broiled to your liking. served with a fresh green salad and your choice of dressing, french fries and sauteed vegetables.
Seafood Enchiladas
two flour tortillas rolled and filled with shrimp, scallops, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and spices. topped with monterey jack cheese, a sauce of fresh tomatillo (mexican green tomatoes) and sour cream. served with refried beans and mexican rice.
Camarones Al Mojo De Ajo
prawns butterflied, laced with garlic and served on a bed of shredded lettuce with a seafood sauce, garnished with sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and lime. served with refried beans, mexican rice and your choice of warm tortillas.
Camarones A La Diabla
shrimp sauteed in butter with mushrooms, our own special sauce and special selection of spices. hot!, served with refried beans, mexican rice and your choice of warm tortillas.
Shrimp Burrito
Camarones Con Tocino
Large Serving $9.95
Mall Serving $7.5
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
shrimp boiled in a special seafood broth finished with avocadoes, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lime. served hot, cold or warm.
Your Choice Of Beef Steak, Chicken Or Shrimp Marinated In A Special Selection Of Spices, Grilled And Garnished With Onions, Green Peppers And Tomatoes. Served With Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salsa Mexicana, Mexican Rice And Refried Beans. Your Choice Of Warm Tortillas.
Beef Or Chicken
These Dishes Have Been Selected Especially For Those Of You Who Are Health-conscious And Watch Carefully Your Intake Of Fat And Cholesterol. Enjoy!
Add Sour Cream $0.5
Pollo Azado Burrito
large flour tortilla stuffed with broiled chicken, grilled vegetables, rice and whole beans. topped with our special verde sauce and pico de gallo.
Garden Fresco Burrito
lightly sauteed, fresh seasonal vegetables, rice, whole black beans wrapped in a flour tortilla. topped with a zesty burrito sauce and salad greens.
Mexican Shrimp Caesar Salad
traditional caesar salad topped with shrimp, whole black beans, low fat ranchero cheese, tomatoes and avocados.
Charbroiled Chicken Caesar Salad
white meat breast-only chicken strips charbroiled and served atop our unique caesar salad with ranchero cheese and seasoned croutons.
Pollo A La Parrilla Ensalada
served in a crispy flour shell topped with grilled chicken, lettuce, black beans, ranchero cheese, sour cream, diced tomatoes and avocado slices.
Veggie Enchilada
two corn tortillas stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, carrots, celery, green peas and topped with our own carrot puree and lowfat mexican cheese. served with rice and black beans.
Chimichanga Manzana
apples, cinnamon and spices stuffed in a flour tortilla, lightly fried and served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, accompanied by freshly whipped cream and covered with caramel sauce.
Deep-fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Southwestern
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Des Moines. Great service and good selection. We ordered the fajitas, and we were very satisfied.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Traveler13333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good service. I love their spice sauce and the melon margarita. Good prices. I didn't like the chile verde pork, had a lot of fat couldn't eat it at all. Besides that, the rest was very good. I tried the blackberry margarita was good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank maite b
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Like most other Mexican restaurants the menu is almost identical. Haven't found anything that is a MUST try but the salsa is good and the staff is always friendly.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HappyG8RDaddy
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I have eaten here many time and have had the Camarones ala Diabla several times. This is the first time that it was inedible. So much spice that I couldn’t eat it let alone taste the shrimp, mushrooms, etc. In fact, I had to rush...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank O9872GZjohnh
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was disappointed in the quality and taste of the food but the margaritas more than made up for the food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KurtLS
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We were staying in a nearby hotel and walked there for dinner. It smells good walking up and is festive inside. Nice selection of cerveza and tequila. It does have a patio and bar area. The only real problem is the food tastes so bad....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Food_Dude741776
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Wonderful restaurant all the way! The atmosphere is friendly, well-lit, clean, and nicely decorated. The mood is welcoming whether you are a single adult or a family. And the food was amazing! I had a #18 large combination plate enchilada and chalupa and they weren't...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kanga1342
Reviewed August 27, 2018

My husband, myself, and another couple went to this restaurant on a Sunday evening and ate on the Patio. My husband is always looking for good mole sauce and ordered chicken with mole sauce. It was very good. My vegetarian burrito was tasty also. Wait...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fe1358
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Was craving Mexican (being from Texas) so my sis took me here. Food was delicious. Suggest you spring for the “real” margarita and NOT the special. It wld be worth the extra mo ey. My special was not that great.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sara R
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Not the best or the worst. Service is just standard and so is the food. The building is showing some wear. Prices are as expected some high some low. They offer lunch specials that are ok.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mindy H
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Kris S
April 20, 2018|
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Response from FrequentDinerWDM | Reviewed this property |
I would definitely make a reservation
January 13, 2018|
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Response from stone595 | Reviewed this property |
They have the best cheese enchilada ever!
Nancy R
June 18, 2017|
Response from Wanderlust777 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not sure. But it is a huge menu, so it seems likely that there would be something that met your needs.
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