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Avocado Mexican Bar & Grill

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1857 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
+1 319-337-4432
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good23%
  • Average23%
  • Poor32%
  • Terrible7%
Jun 20, 2018
“Really Good”
Aug 26, 2017
“No flavor, no spice, no heat, no apologies.”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1857 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

There were several bad reviews of Avacado before mine. As of this writing, they were all from Aug, 2017 or before. I went here based on the advise of a hotel employee. I'm glad I did not see these reviews first. Let's start with a...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

My wife and I while running errands came across the Avocado Mexican Bar and Grill at what is now known as the Iowa City Market Place (previously known as the Sycamore Mall), a shopping center that's seen better days and is trying to reinvent itself....More

1  Thank Douglas F
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Food is average. Service started out good, but then our waiter disappeared. Ended up going to the host stand to get our bill. Won't be back.

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Pluses. Staff seems friendly. Front of house seems clean. Minuses. Slow service. My son had a taco salad, I had a grilled chicken salad. Mine was a sliced grilled chicken breast laid on top of taco lettuce, with a little green pepper and onion added....More

1  Thank Kathy G
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We love Mexican! Avocado is probably considered a middle of the road Mexican restaurant in Iowa City. Not bad at all, but does not stand out either. The salsa was good and it comes in a larger bowl than most places. However, keeping the small...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for a Saturday dinner. Server was friendly but not efficient. Had to ask three times for silverware for one person in our party of four. Ordered guacamole and another dip for chips upon being sat down. These items came after our meals...More

1  Thank Christina R
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Some things just can't be undone. Getting used to "real" chili rellenos is one of them. So I keep trying them here in Iowa...ya know, just in case. This is the 3rd one in 20 years that reminded me of exactly what I had been...More

Thank justbeachy6
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I have gone to the Avocado 3 times in the last 2-3 months. The first time, the food was excellent, although it took an hour for us to get it after ordering. The second time, the food wasn't as good, it was actually almost cold,...More

1  Thank 501Lisa
Reviewed December 9, 2016

My wife and I visited about a week ago, around 6pm. It was not too busy. We were seated right away and chips and salsa arrived quickly. Our server did a pretty good job. I think he may have been stretched out a bit with...More

Thank iowacityia
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

On our second visit in a month salsa, chips and drink order came immediately, when the main course was served, no silverware and we had to flag down wait staff. We saw our original server one time when the order was taken. We had the...More

Thank dineanddash2015
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  • Address: 1857 Lower Muscatine Rd, Iowa City, IA 52240-3105
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-337-4432
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