The food was decent. The issue I have is this isn’t like most Mexican restaurants. Most Mexican restaurants offer free chips and salsa while this one only offers one complimentary order of chips and salsa. The amount of chips were very few while there was plenty of salsa. The food was good but not in the typical portions you would expect for the price.
Worst service I have ever experienced. The self-proclaimed "manager", Alondra, was extremely rude and had a very bad attitude. She is very disrespectful to her customers and I will never go here again nor will I ever recommend this place to anyone! She lied to us, made us wait for at least twenty minutes just to try to pay, would not apologize for the fact that her system wasn't working. She acted as if it was our fault that she could not do her job. I told her I will withdraw cash and be back to pay since she doesn't know how to process a credit card and she chased me out of the building like a gorilla in heat. FYI- I did come right back to pay. The self-proclaimed manager was nowhere in sight.
I had an amazing lunch here today! Great food, awesome service, and an environment to yearn for! Authentic through and through. Suggestions offered to make your meal selection great! Thanks for a great lunch!
Cozy neighborhood restaurant with great food. It's located in what was once a house. The walls are filled with the owners southwestern art collection that adds to the overall character and charm. It has the best patio in town for warmer weather visits and occasional live piano music some nights inside. It's a must for taking out of town visitors for a great night out. I love the enchilada casserole and the cheese dip. Awesome. Other family members have their own favorites. The food is reasonably priced. It's the oldest Mexican restaurant in the community and family owned.
Slow service waiter was no where to be found not very busy the only thing that I enjoyed were the chips,The ground beef taco was covered in grease they could of drained some of it off no flavor. My sister had a combo dinner with a chimi no flavor. We gave you 2 chances will not be back.
Went here with coworkers for happy hour. Excellent sangria, tot-chos, and atmosphere. Awful guacamole.
Good diner spot, very popular and very busy on a Sunday at 9am: huge menu with lots of house specials. I tried one: the Waffle Dogs. Sausage on a stick covered in Waffle batter and deep fried, served with maple syrup for dipping: tasty.I also ordered the Eggs Benedict (with sausage): I was expecting sausage patties and not links and the hollandaise sauce was not as creamy rich as it's supposed to be, but the dish overall was good. Service was excellent even when this busy.Cute outdoor seating area (fills up fast).
They have moved to Merle Hay Mall Food Court
Delicious food, excellent mix drinks. 100% satisfaction.
I am of hispanic background and I can't begin to express how disappointed I was with this establishment. I am not saying I came in expecting the greatest authentic mexican food in Des Moines. I knew what I was getting into and I am not posting for the sake of trash talk If anything, I hope somebody from Qdoba will recognize my opinion and consider my simple advice. First things first. The tortillas. I don't know if the wrong person was making my tacos that day or what, but eating a cold, pre-packaged tortilla is nott the most desirable or appetizing thing in the world. My honest recommendation would be to prepare your own in-house tortillas like your top competitor, an Iowa-based company (might I add) which is another significant why reason you need to step your game up. If you really want to stick with your packaged tortillas, fine but at least HEAT them up. You have a whole grill right behind you. Designate an area where no meat is prepared to avoid cross-contamination and toss the tortilla on there for a few seconds on each side. It really only takes 5-10 seconds max. And if you're going to stick with those tortillas, don't make it so obvious. When I was there, the bag of packaged tortillas was out in plain sight and made me start to wonder if I was going to get my moneys worth or not. Keep them out of sight or atleast find some decorative container to keep them in. To conclude my rant I would also like to say the meat was cold, which didn't go very well with my cold, cold tortilla.