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“This is the #1 restaurant in Moline?”
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El Pavito
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
West Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is the #1 restaurant in Moline?”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

For th first time, Trip Advisor let me down. I took my team of 10 guys for dinner and I was completely disappointed. The place was filthy, the atmosphere run down, and servers were severely understaffed.

The food was ok, but it took far too long to get drinks, refills, and side items like tortillas for my fajitas, or a side of rice and beans that never arrived.

The margaritas were made without a mix which was nice, but having to leave my seat to get another one was a real pain.

I ordered shrimp fajitas which were good, but the fact that I had to peel them really ruined it for me.

In the end, I won't go out of my way to return. I feel bad for the residents of Moline if they think this is a good place to eat.

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Thank JeffandLynnand3
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Molene
1 review
“Loved it.”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Food was fantastic and because we were early birds we got some great service. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank James B
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Authentic Mex!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Good food but the service can be very slow at times. Family owned and the couple are getting up in years but are so friendly. Sometimes they forget to bring our drinks or chips but with a gentle reminder they eventually bring them. Its worth it to get the authentic mex food. The place is old and small and not updated so dont expect much in that realm.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Deb R
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great mexican food!!!”
Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

I found this gem a few years ago, the older couple were there first, now I think their kids are helping. The food is GREAT, service is good, over the years I've tried all the items on the menu. They have Dos X's and the beer only makes the better. I found this place and it has my go to place.

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1 Thank Amigo781
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Mexican food in the qca”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Best carnitas and fajitas in town!.. great margaritas!

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1 Thank qcfoodguy
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