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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chips & salsa were good, but our entrees were bland. I had taco salad & when it came it was only chicken & lettuce in the tortilla bowl. I had to ask for the guacamole that was supposed to come with it. There was no...tomato, onion, etc. Husband's enchiladas were bland also. Only went there because of previous decent reviews, but won't go back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022

Abysmal chx enchilada and worst chx mole. We’ve been in e.g. Cuernavaca, Tulum, and live part-time Tucson. Send the cook(s) to intern at Leo’s Mexican Restaurant or the Eclectic Cafe among others.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 17, 2021

We just moved here from Oklahoma, so we have a pretty good idea of what Tex-Mex aught to taste like. After several people here "recommending" other restaurants, that were disappointing, we tried Mi Mexico on our own. This is ABSOLUTELY our "go-to" restaurant for Mexican...food. Good location, good food, good service, good price...what else are you looking for?More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

The salsa had good flavor and heat. The chips were nice and crunchy. The staff was nice and attentive. The Carne asada had two small pieces of what I hope were bone. While the Carne asada was fair it was no where near worth the...$18.95 price.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 3, 2021

My family have been coming here for about 15 years, and they never fail to excel. Stellar margaritas, delicious food, and great service!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Great Food!!! Recommend it if you like Mexican food! Walking distance from 3 neighboring hotels, right off the highway so recommended if you on the road trip. Friendly workers, felt welcomed, quick service and good food for the price. Big portions of the food with...plenty of left overs to take home.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Worth a day trip to experience good food and service. Mushroom dipping salad like salsa is undescribable. You have to try it. It is complimentary. The Colorado burrito had braised steak that tasted like brisket. I would go back again and again. Sopapilla were 4...Small triangles topped with drizzled honey and whip cream.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 30, 2020

They have the best margaritas in town caddilac margaritas the staff is so friendly and the food is awesome!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 11, 2020

My friend and I were on our way to Baker's Square next door as I love their wonderful wait staff and attentiveness to the customer's needs plus very nice food (Yes, unusual for Baker's Square in later years!). My friend said Mi Mexico had delicious...Mexicana food, so I reluctantly agreed to go there instead. I was not impressed that they had not bothered to replace the raggedy sign over the front door. The interior looked "Ok," but we decided to eat outside on the patio instead (because of the health challenges that we are faced with nowadays). Our waiter was not warm nor interested in his job, unlike the waitress that we observed waiting on the table next to us. She was explaining the menu to her customers and answering their questions. Our waiter just threw one photocopied menu on the table and asked us if we were ready to order and never told us what the daily specials were or anything relevant to know....the meal only went downhill from there. I wanted to eat a vegetarian meal, so I asked him if he had veggie enchiladas as there were no veggie dishes listed. He did not seem to understand my question and told me finally that they only had bean or cheese. I decided that it was a waste of time to ask anything else so I took the two bean enchilada dish and my friend took a one beef enchilada dish. My food came on a hot plate, that was a good thing! Our waiter told us to be careful; the plate was hot! Helpful! From the first bite, is where the disappointment began to settle in. The beans were warm, not hot, and they seem like the pale refried beans you find in a can, not thick/soupy variety, with very little taste. The cheese, well, I will leave that topic alone. The Spanish rice was weak tasting, and definitely like it came from a premade box; I could be wrong, but I doubt it. My friend's beef enchilada had soupy beef; in tiny granules like dog food instead of crumbled hamburger meat. She was not happy with the taste or the consistency of her meal. She apologized to me and said next time we would go to Baker's Square next door. I ended up treating my friend to a meal that was not even as good a Taco John or even Taco Bell. I had to spend over $9 on each of our meals; the bill came to $21+. I do not usually write food reviews, so that tells you how disappointed I was. We did not mention it to the manager because we don't plan to go back, and our waiter told us that this was how their food always is. End of comment!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

We keep trying other Mexican restaurants based on recommendations, but none around Des Moines are comparable to Mi Mexico. Best carne asada, best margarita. Try the tamales! Given the pandemic, they are also the best I've seen so far on cleanliness and enforcing social distancing.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Went here for my birthday with my kids and friends. A really fun environment and real good mexican food. Easy access off interstate and plenty of parking

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020 via mobile

Really enjoyed our family visit for a late dinner. They had a variety of options and many price points. Food was very good and staff was as well they even served refried beans with the chips with was a first for me. I really enjoyed...it. Salsa was good, super burrito and as great as was the enchilada and taco saladMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

The food was amazing. I enjoy the quesadilla ranchera, a top favorite. I suggest that everyone goes to this place.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2019

Our food and service were excellent. We ordered four items from the a la carte options menu and all selections were tasty.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

I had the enchilada and tostada lunch that is one of my favorites. Service was friendly and prompt with extra chips served while waiting. This is a favorite Mexican lunch spot to meet our friends.

Date of visit: September 2019
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I would definitely make a reservation
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Response from stone595 | Reviewed this property |
They have the best cheese enchilada ever!
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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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Yes, Mi Mexico Restaurant offers takeout services.

Mi Mexico Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4