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La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was attending a meeting in Council Bluffs with a Mexican food junky. We had heard that Mexican food in Iowa was pretty bland. We went to La Mesa the first night and were pleasantly surprised. In fact we were so happy with the first...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank TOG11
Reviewed July 13, 2019

A good start is a good Margarita. They have plenty to choose from and I recommend the Hurricane Margarita. Plenty of ways to figure an Entree, for dinner anyways.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Rob P
Reviewed May 23, 2019 via mobile

While negative reviews say it is not spicy or authentic and not to expect more from Iowa Mexican food..they couldn’t be further...it is not as good as my favorite in southern New Mexico but it is still an excellent place to eat..I asked for the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Great food. Beautiful art on tables and chairs. The prices are fair and you get a lot of food. If you are in the area definitely will recommend to stop by.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank sheypr
Reviewed December 21, 2018

we were seated in a booth and had our drink order taken while we looked at the menu - i had a three burrito combo with spanish rice(12.45) and my wife had the taco dinner - my burritos were beef, chicken and cheese - they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Grover74
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a late supper here based on TripAdvisor reviews.... And it met our high expectations. Many gluten free options for my wife, chips/salsa/queso were solid, and my margarita and fajitas were excellent. Very fairly priced, would recommend to anyone

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brian G
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We visit La Mesa quite frequently. We had the chimichanga and the molcajete on our most recent visit (I also really like the De La Mesa Salad with shrimp). Both were excellent. The service was fast and friendly. The restaurant is also nicely decorated.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GarbenK
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Traveling north on I-29 we stopped in Council Bluffs and found a delightful Mexican restaurant. The outside wasn't impressive, but once inside we found the place unique, attractive, and charming. There was a very spacious interior with artwork on all the chairs, tables and booths,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Atlanta1965
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Just finished eating here and have to say we are disappointed. I know we shouldn’t expect much from Mexican food in Iowa but we heard it was good from nearby hotel desk lady. Enchiladas were small a completely covered with sauce that was just soggy....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank FlyMom10
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Being from Texas, we were not certain about trying Mexican food in Iowa. But this was really good!! The food was made fresh to order with fresh ingredients. There is a large menu with many taco and enchilada choices. The margarita menu is huge, and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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