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2743 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4336
+1 515-331-7675
11:00 - 21:00
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Ames, Iowa
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Upon our first visit to Isla Cozumel, the salsa was good. Between the two of us, our lunches were not warm, generally tasteless to bad tasting. I was unable to finish my lunch meal. This must be a one and done based on this experience. I was drawn in to try the restaurant by the number of good reviews. In... More 

Thank Michael A
Manhattan, Kansas
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Tucked away in a shopping/business center. Not super busy. Food was good (i had Caldo De Pollo, chicken soup), flavor was excellent. However all our meals were warm, not hot. A bit dated inside. Wait staff friendly. Free chips/salsa. Good margaritas!

Thank rose k
Grimes, Iowa
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232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

This was excellent Mexican food. We had the Camarones Chipotle and Chimingas. Our waitress was very attentive bring us more chips/salsa and drinks without asking. We will definitely return.

Thank tm212
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Our food was out to us within a few minutes of ordering. Service was great as our glasses were never empty and the food was definitely authentic. I would recommend to anybody wanting something that is not a chain restaurant.

Thank Brent L
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

We were in the area and hungry for Mexican so decided to try Isla Cozumel. We were early birds so we were immediately seated in comfortable booths (normally my husband HATES booths but he found these to be very pleasing). Additionally, the Mexican style music that was softly playing helped set the mood for our dinner. Our server quickly brought... More 

Thank kasey305
Boone, Iowa
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344 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

I ordered pork dish with onions, peppers, beans & rice. It was good except some of the pork seemed dry & tough, like it had been twice cooked or cooked too long. The veggies were outstanding and the beans were some of the best I have had. The salsa has an exceptional flavor. My friend ordered the taco salad w/o... More 

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Des Moines
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228 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

I've ate there many times and it never fails to please. Outstanding value and taste. Great place to eat Mexican.

Thank Proteeus3
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We enjoyed several great tasting meals. Will go again. The single fajitas was plenty for 2 and served very hot as all meals. The fajita quesadilla was also excellent and a huge serving. We received friendly and helpful service .

Thank 31437Hawkeye
Kissimmee, Florida
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

The food is good and the service is too. Make sure you check Valpack for coupons as they always have some special promotion going on.

Thank Mark R
Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We visit this restaurant frequently and it's consistently good. The food is similar to other Mexican restaurants in the area (better than El Rodeo in my opinion), but the restaurant is cleaner than most. Not only that, but two can have a full dinner and a drink and pay around $25US. What a bargain! The service is always friendly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2743 86th St, Urbandale, IA 50322-4336
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-331-7675

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