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General Info
 5 de Mayo has been serving fresh, authentic Mexican food in Des Moines area since 2011. We pride ourselves on fresh ingredients and authenticity as well as atmosphere and guest satisfaction. We like to think our food is some of the finest Mexican food around. But don't take our word for it, come see for yourself!And while you're here be sure to try the Chori-Queso and frozen margaritas

Regular Hours

Authentic Mexican Food
Payment method
debit, all major credit cards
Price Range
Easter Lake Area
 Live Music, Karaoke, Full Bar
English, Spanish
Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Spanish Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: No




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Sara D.



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.



Hands down the most authentic ...

Hands down the most authentic Mexican food in the Des Moines metro. It's across from Wal Mart on SE 14th St. A server told me almost all of the decor has been brought from Mexico. It's got rustic brick archways, terra cotta roof tiles, painted murals of Mexico, and a unique hacienda-style wooden entrance door. The menu offers everything from Mexican seafood dishes to meat, rice, and bean dishes, to tamales. Locally-owned and managed, it's reasonably-priced with friendly servers. I live about 20 miles away, but now that I've found it, the drive is worth it. Will be taking my kids from out-of-town there over Christmas break.



Great food

The carnitas from this place are very good, this is a great place to go to when looking for authentic mexican food! The service and efficiency is a plus!



I am a regular customer at 5 d...

I am a regular customer at 5 de Mayo and have NEVER been disappointed with the flavor, the service, or the place overall. I really enjoy going there and having a Steak Texano or trying from the many especials they offer. I recoomend this restaurant. Give it a try and enjoy their delicious food and friendly service. Highly recommend it.



I would recommend the new Hawa...

I would recommend the new Hawaiian Fajitas! they are soo yommy! and can easily feed 2, because this plate is seriously big, plus they have the best chips and salsa, is my favorite Mexican Restaurant on the South Side of Des moines, plus they always have good deals at the bar... Love it!