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“Not bad but could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Vel's Amigo's Ltd

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Vel's Amigo's Ltd
Ranked #10 of 35 Restaurants in Fort Madison
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not bad but could be better”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

We usually get Tacos..the meat is bland (no seasoning, seems like it's just plain burger.) You have to pay for chips and salsa, which is not very common. Not a bad place to eat if you are in the mood for Mexican while you visiting 'The Fort'

  • Visited August 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cheap but I wish I'd gone to Taco Bell instead”
Reviewed June 27, 2011

This place was cheap but they charged for chips which most Mexican restaurants give for free. The salsa was just pureed tomatoes(flavorless), quesadilla was nuked and soggy, and the cheese enchilada had peas, broccoli, and potatoes in it. What the heck? Seriously go to taco bell instead. Their food is better.

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1 Thank Tylerandjana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No flavor at all. Prices look cheap until...”
Reviewed July 14, 2010

No flavor at all. Prices look cheap until you realize they charge for everything that's usually free at a Mex joint. Sour cream and guacamole come from tiny packages and the salsa tastes like ketchup. Lacasa salsa on the west end of town is 1000% better food.

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3 Thank Delano1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Love this place!”
Reviewed July 2, 2010

Amigo's has the best mexican food ever! They give you the first basket of chips complimentary then you pay like $1 for any additional baskets. Their soft shell tacos are wonderful! The pancho villas a great too! We go every time we come to Fort Madison!

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“Worst Mexican food joint I have EVER been...”
Reviewed June 4, 2010

Worst Mexican food joint I have EVER been to. First of all they should get with the times and take debit/credit cards
Secondly, they charge you for the chips and salsa that at every other place I've been too you get complimentary with your meal. Their enchiladas tasted as if it came out of a store package and cooked in a microwave. The taco salad my mother got was not fitting to eat. This was the only Mexican restaurant I've ever been to in Iowa. ..... I hope they all aren't like this. We got some great ones in Tennessee.

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