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Opened in downtown Des Moines in May 2014, MALO is Des Moines' destination for Latin cuisine. From classic Havana cocktails to inventive Mexican dishes, MALO celebrates all the flavors of Latin America.
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My wife and I were looking for something new and/or different after church on a Sunday, and Malo was a great choice! On-street parking downtown was a breeze, too. The vibe at Malo is fresh, light, and relaxed -- we shared a salad and amazing...More
All 3 of us found our selections delicious! Loved the flavors in the Mall salad, the Blackened Mahi Mahi Torta, Cuban sandwich, and our 11yr old raved about the fries and cheeseburger. House salsa great & friendly helpful service.
It's a little meh. The buffet is good, but nothing great. The add on tacos are just ok. The place itself is beautiful and dazzling, but I wish the food reflected that. Kind of a one and done place. Try it, see what you think,...More
Visited on a Monday, excellent food, service was good and the atmosphere was excellent. We had pasta and a bottle of wine. If you are looking for a nice night out Malo is the place. Price was fair and we were able to get in...More
Good atmosphere, great diverse menu, specializing in Latin cuisine. Service was excellent, food presentation was good with great flavors. Ordered the carafe of red sangria, which was good but very skimpy with the fruit. Our only complaint was the excessive noise level. Our table of...More
MALO is located in the old Fire Station No. 1 in Des Moines. The building is owned & operated by the Des Moines Social Club, which is a non-profit club with a love for the arts & entertainment so there is a lot of cool...More