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Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge - CLOSED

316 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
+1 515-282-2995
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
May 26, 2016
“Always had good service, never had a bad meal so far.”
May 22, 2016
“Tequila and pretzels”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
316 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
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81 - 90 of 153 reviews

Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Not worth a visit. Many better restaurants in Des Moines. Food was overpriced and just didn't taste good.

Thank Wandbtravels
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I went here with people who were expecting Tex-Mex so i believe they were disappointed. Service was slow. The selections are good and the tacos I had were excellent although the portions seemed small for the price.

Thank Pat R
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Not your average Mexican restaurant, more creative, very large tequila selection. Their outdoor seating in the downtown (Court Avenue) is better then most as well.

Thank judgestan
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I go to the Des Moines IA farmer's market at least a couple of times of year (live about 120 miles away) and twice have had the Dos Rios Cantina breakfast bowl. EVERY time the staff are very friendly and very accommodating for vegetarians (charge...More

Thank Dcats1108
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visited with a group of 8 on a warm evening. We sat on the patio and the restuarant was accomodating in making sure we found space for all of us. No free salsa and chips as you might get at other restaurants. We did...More

Thank Juleszee
Reviewed June 11, 2013

I've heard people rave about this place, and I was glad to be able to check it out while visiting Des Moines. The tableside guacamole is a big hit, but ours was brought prepared. At the end of our meal, I left my cardigan behind...More

1  Thank lewiscb
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were in Des Moines for the night and chose Dos Rios after moseying past the other restaurants on the street and peeking at the menus. I'm not a huge fan of Mexican food, but my husband is, and this place looked casually elegant, and...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We had a wondeful experience at Dos Rios! The table side guacamole cart was amazing! It was authentic, chunky, fresh, and delicious! The atmosphere was exciting and a fun place to be. We sat inside, but we can't wait to go back and enjoy the...More

Thank luv4bigreds
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Dos Rios has a guacamole cart that makes your guacamole to order: chunky, smooth, extra tomatoes etc. Very tasty spiced chips as well. Reasonably good Margaritas but a little light on the Tequila for our taste. Spiced shrimp tacos were good but small- improved with...More

Thank franklara
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went to Dos Rios to celebrate a birthday so we were in a good mood and high spirits. I arrived after the rest of the party due to parking problems. They were enjoying drinks and apparently had ordered the tableside guacamole. I joined them...More

Thank onefoodietoanother
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$5 - $10
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-282-2995
  • E-mail
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