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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in a hurry to eat lunch, you gotta think about Monterrey. Bottomless bowls of chips and salsa, plus all things Mexican. Authentic recipes, you can even order in Spanish if you wish.

Thank Sophie452
West Des Moines, IA
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275 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife loves their salsa (which you can buy to go) and it's a mile from my house. Aside from that, there isn't too much that stands out. Prices are good. 3 adults and 2 toddlers ate dinner with beverages for $50.

Thank Michael R
Warren, Michigan
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320 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for dinner for the first time Thursday night. We had a nice visit. Service was good, server and all the staff polite and professional. I had a shrimp dish ( shrimp cooked in ranchero sauce) and it was really good. My husband's chicken burrito was good, but small portion compare to some other Mexican restaurants. Chips and salsa... More 

Thank USAtraveler365
Clive, Iowa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become our favorite local Mexican restaurant. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The service is fast and good. The servers are polite and friendly. We've been able to use coupons.

Thank gohdsm
West Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is your typical Tex-Mex restaurant. There is nothing to set it apart from a dozen other local Mexican treatments.

Thank Rod J
Johnston, Iowa
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Food is fresh and I got it quick. Come here whenever I can. I always order the pork..so tender!

Thank joejoebay
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Embarrassed to admit but I go about once a week. Their steak fajita burrito is the way to go and don't even get me started on the cheese sauce. Good atmosphere, food and drinks!

Thank _mersida_
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We took our grandson and his girl friend to Monterrey to celebrate his birthday without realizing how all out the restaurant goes for a birthday. The ambience of the dining area is energetic with color. We totally enjoyed starting with the salsa, chips, and pitcher of beer. Then we got down to the serious entrees which arrived hot, flavorful, and... More 

Thank kasey305
Los Angeloes
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The best part of this place is it's just your basic Mexican restaurant. I wanted chips - they gave me lots of chips. I love carne asada, they present a fair to good carne asada - exactly what you'd expect for the price being paid which honestly wasn't very much. Service was fast and efficient. I went there two days... More 

Thank SBTraveler73
Des Moines, Iowa
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

If you could have a restaurant staple this would be the place to visit! Fresh salsa - so sometimes its a bit inconsistent - some chefs like more cilantro than others, but whoever is cooking it is always excellent. SUPER fast service!! Yummy food that will be sure to leave you full!

Thank Beth O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: 515-457-8900

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