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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
+1 515-967-5820
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“quesadilla” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like Monterrey because it's only a few minutes from my house and we don't have a lot of other Mexi options in Altoona. I have always received good service, even when they are very busy. Their menu is typical Mexican fare, similar to most...More

Thank TREX22
Reviewed 17 February 2018

we moved from Milwaukee, where we had a favorite authentic Mexican restaurant, and were looking for a new one. This was not it. the atmosphere is nice, the service was good, the food - bland, bland, bland. if that is what you are looking for...More

Thank Steve E
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

I've been frequenting this establishment for years.One of my favorites for their chips and salsa.Thru the years I have never had bad service or food.I usually pass during the peak times on weekends because it can be uncomfortably crowded for me.

Thank bombcheles
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Actually I eat here quite often. Always friendly service. Quick. Good food. Always on top of things like drinks more chips more salsa. I’ve never had anything messed up there

Thank LaVon M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had 6 of us stopping to eat a late dinner after a day at Adventureland. Service was quick, food was great, and it was $20 for 3 of us to eat. We had two very tired kids with us and we were able to...More

Thank KellyO876
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Met my daughter for lunch on Friday at 11;30. Was seated immediately. We both ordered the Chimichangas. Although, guacamole, that is on the menu to come with it, we had to ask for it. The Chimi's were really good. The server was attentive, but not...More

Thank conniemcbee
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Service started our exceptional until they forgot our appetizer and brought meals to out very quickly. We had to ask for several items and wait at while before we actually getting them. It felt very rushed. The food was just OK. Kind of commercialized and...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A smaller hole in the wall place but good service and better food. The chicken soup is my favorite. Chicken tacos have lots of big chunks of white meat chicken. The pollo loco is really good as well. Husband likes the beef fajitas. Not really...More

Thank Mham516
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This place is consistent. They are always busy, always fast and clean and always good food. It's not the best in the Des Moines area, but certainly not the worst.

Thank NisaV
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is by far our favorite place to eat. The Chicken Fajita Quesadilla is the best, but you won't go wrong with anything on the menu. Keep the chips and salsa coming and we're a happy family.

Thank DON E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-5820
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