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Estela's Fresh Mex

184 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4101
+1 319-354-6264
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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Mexican, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
184 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4101
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Being aware that there’s a lot of dining opportunities in “downtown” Iowa City, we followed the recommendation of a local and enjoyed the excellent food offered in Estela’s Fresh Mex. We can hardly recommend this place and will return to have another burritos.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank elefantedaindia
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This place has the best burritos in town. Fresh ingredients and so delicious. Better than chipotle or pancheros hands down. I’d eat here daily if I could.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ICHawks
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

While visiting Iowa City recently, my father became quite interested in Estela's and insisted we visit before we left. We went for breakfast on our last day. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I ordered a breakfast burrito, but they offer their entire menu...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Keaton C
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This place is based on the Chipotle model. You order at the counter and tell them what toppings you want in your burrito, and they make it right in front of you. The food tasted very fresh. The burrito is pretty big, enough for most...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank bxpeters
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We had steak tacos..so good. The meat is sliced and cooked as you order it, the soft corn tortilla was great and seared right on the spot. The pico de gallo and guacamole are handmade, not processed stuff from a large food service. All the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank marjieP
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped on during a stay in downtown Iowa City. The offerings aren't overly fancy but we found the tacos al pastor in both soft and hard corn tortillas to be tasty. The cilantro and lime was a pleasant addition to one set of tacos. It...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank M1432UMjimr
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Upon entering, there was a haze of smoke from what I assumed to be overcooking something on the grill, although I can't understand why they ventilation didn't get rid of it. I also don't understand how the haze was still there 20 minutes later when...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Cute place! Great and friendly service. I loved the homemade tortillas. A fun machine that they put the dough in and it spits it out right in front of you- how much fresher could you get? A great variety of toppings for your tacos and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank adducij
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Most comparable to pancheros or chipotle, but definitely fresher! Enjoyed the breakfast burritos and enchiladas options which add variety to the typically offered tacos, quesadillas, and burritos options. Our family lives in town and we’re looking to try a place we’d never been to, and...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank annacT3176OZ
Reviewed 25 December 2017

I had been going to this place when it was "Mami's" and located on South Gilbert. I was worried if I would like it after they moved. The food is just as good (if not better!) and Carlos in his Batman hat still works here!...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Amber L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 E Burlington St, Iowa City, IA 52240-4101
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-354-6264
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