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Monterey Mexican Restaurant

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Monterey Mexican Restaurant 1301 North 2nd Street, Cherokee, IA
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious asked for a sampler platter was t on the menu but it had everything and it was delicious

Thank guzmanmcg
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little restaurant with good food, fast service, and we've never been disappointed. Try the Mexican Tacos with chicken and chorizo.

Thank mtcowgirl
Cherokee, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great atmosphere, good service, and good food at a good price. I have eaten there several times, and always have gotten a high quality meal. Very good Mexican food, worth the time stopping here to eat if you are ever in Cherokee.

Thank bbbob17
Rogers, Arkansas
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ordered To-Go to take back to the hotel. I guess that next time I should ask for a fork and napkins. Nothing special about the enchiladas.

Thank jake051
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, I had their nachos and they were good and my husband had the carne asada which he enjoyed. The service was great our waiter kept our drinks full and chips coming. I have 3 stars bc it was good but not great food. Average food I would say and it was kinda dirty

Thank Danamarie05
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good, recommend the chicken breast Mexican Style. Good drinks also for the adults in the group. Staff was friendly and prompt with their service.

Thank Rusty R
Cherokee, Iowa
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We go to the Monterrey at least once a month. The food is delicious Mexican food, but they do offer some American dishes for the picky eaters. Try the margaritas, but warning, the large is the size of a fishbowl and you will probably need a DD if you consume the whole thing. The wait staff are friendly and you... More 

Thank Denise L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We've eaten at the Monterrey several times since it first opened many years ago & have tried many of the selections on their menu. Nothing really stands out although I have ordered the Quasadillas more often. The prices are average I think for the area. Our last experience was not a good one: the waiter as usual was impatient &... More 

Thank Rose B
Cherokee Ia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Best Mexican food ever. Great margaritas too. Fast, terrific service. You will never leave hungry that is for sure.

Thank Roxan R
Cherokee, Iowa
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

On my most recent visit, I ordered the vegetarian fajitas -- which included zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The plate arrived with steamed broccoli and carrots on top of the grilled vegetables; I'm pretty sure that wasn't in the description. I removed the steamed vegetables and enjoyed the rest. Served with Spanish rice and beans. Waitress was very friendly.

Thank Cheryl M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monterey Mexican Restaurant 1301 North 2nd Street, Cherokee, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: 7122255038
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?