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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
+1 515-457-8900
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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West Des Moines Iowa
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love, love this place for Mexican. Always chips & great salsa flowing. I get their shredded beef tacos, rice & beans, love as meat so tender. Very fast service if go for lunch. You can also buy their chips & salsa to take home!

Thank littlefox14
Chicago, United States
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89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I really miss Chi Chi's however this authentic Mexican restaurant is a late-night stop for good yum. Now I just need some sopa piaz to top it off!

Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Several times over the past many years we have ordered food from Monterrey for groups of Assisted Living and Long Term Care residents, usually including staff members as well. We often have 10 to 16 separate orders or more. Monterrey consistently goes beyond our expectations. The ordering process is easily handled, the food arrives well packaged and warm, and (most... More 

Thank Eric T. P
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you are in a hurry to eat lunch, you gotta think about Monterrey. Bottomless bowls of chips and salsa, plus all things Mexican. Authentic recipes, you can even order in Spanish if you wish.

Thank Sophie452
West Des Moines, IA
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322 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My wife loves their salsa (which you can buy to go) and it's a mile from my house. Aside from that, there isn't too much that stands out. Prices are good. 3 adults and 2 toddlers ate dinner with beverages for $50.

Thank Michael R
Warren, Michigan
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322 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited for dinner for the first time Thursday night. We had a nice visit. Service was good, server and all the staff polite and professional. I had a shrimp dish ( shrimp cooked in ranchero sauce) and it was really good. My husband's chicken burrito was good, but small portion compare to some other Mexican restaurants. Chips and salsa... More 

Thank USAtraveler365
Clive, Iowa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This has become our favorite local Mexican restaurant. The food is good and the prices are reasonable. The service is fast and good. The servers are polite and friendly. We've been able to use coupons.

Thank gohdsm
West Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is your typical Tex-Mex restaurant. There is nothing to set it apart from a dozen other local Mexican treatments.

Thank Rod J
Johnston, Iowa
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Food is fresh and I got it quick. Come here whenever I can. I always order the pork..so tender!

Thank joejoebay
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Embarrassed to admit but I go about once a week. Their steak fajita burrito is the way to go and don't even get me started on the cheese sauce. Good atmosphere, food and drinks!

Thank _mersida_

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-457-8900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?