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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
+1 515-457-8900
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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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103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't go wrong here if you're in the mood for really good Mexican. Very relaxed and friendly environment. Can get very busy on the weekends. Good chips and salsa, really good variety of dishes and at reasonable prices.

Thank SimpsonTide985
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This is one of the most dependable restaurants around... They are extremely fast if you're trying to have lunch with little time to spare... The food is always hot and flavorful... I would recommend Monterrey...

Thank 54darlas
Clive, Iowa
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

First I have to tell you about the complimentary chips and salsa. The salsa is hand made every morning. You will devour them both and need second before you meal arrives. The did is very good and served very quickly. This is a great place for a quick lunch/dinner. I've been here probably 50 times and only had bad service... More 

Thank Fam_Tvler
Johnston, Iowa
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

We have been long time Monterrey customers and have been to all locations. It was about 8;30 on a Saturday night and decided to pop in to this location as we have not been here in quite some time. We were seated quickly and chips and salsa were brought right away. As it was later we decided just to have... More 

Thank davidjensen399
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Who knew Iowa would be a good spot for decent real Mexican food ! This is my fav, tho I prefer the location in WDM near Jordan creek mall.

Thank pink12roses
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

best place for mexican at lunch. their chicken soup is actually my new favorite. all of their food is so fresh and fast.

Thank Megan M
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209 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We frequently dined at Monterrey but haven't lately due to moving from the area. On a return we chose to eat here and found they haven't changed from the great food that we have previously enjoyed. The fresh salsa and warm chips that we started with were better than the last three restaurants we have dined in. The blended margarita... More 

Thank kasey305
Norwalk, Iowa
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We have been here multiple times and it is always good. Always plenty of chips and salsa with good cheese dip. Food is always delivered quickly. The food is always hot (sometimes the plate is too hot) but consistently good food. The prices are spot on for a Mexican joint in the midwest

Thank KC_Chief_32
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Love this place. You get your food fast, it's priced right and the whole family enjoys the food. Make sure to get an order of bean dip to go with your free chips and salsa!

Thank Thomas B
West Des Moines Iowa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

We love, love this place for Mexican. Always chips & great salsa flowing. I get their shredded beef tacos, rice & beans, love as meat so tender. Very fast service if go for lunch. You can also buy their chips & salsa to take home!

Thank littlefox14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, 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: +1 515-457-8900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?