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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 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew Iowa would be a good spot for decent real Mexican food ! This is my fav, tho I prefer the location in WDM near Jordan creek mall.

Thank pink12roses
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

best place for mexican at lunch. their chicken soup is actually my new favorite. all of their food is so fresh and fast.

Thank Megan M
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208 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequently dined at Monterrey but haven't lately due to moving from the area. On a return we chose to eat here and found they haven't changed from the great food that we have previously enjoyed. The fresh salsa and warm chips that we started with were better than the last three restaurants we have dined in. The blended margarita... More 

Thank kasey305
Norwalk, Iowa
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here multiple times and it is always good. Always plenty of chips and salsa with good cheese dip. Food is always delivered quickly. The food is always hot (sometimes the plate is too hot) but consistently good food. The prices are spot on for a Mexican joint in the midwest

Thank KC_Chief_32
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love this place. You get your food fast, it's priced right and the whole family enjoys the food. Make sure to get an order of bean dip to go with your free chips and salsa!

Thank Thomas B
West Des Moines Iowa
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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103 reviews
93 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 96 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

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?