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.
They have moved to Merle Hay Mall Food Court
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.
Worse mexican food in Des Moines. Messed up the order and refused to make it right then demanded I pay full price! TERRIBLE!
While the food is excellent, the seating is extremely cramped and the restaurant is not located in the nicest area. I suggest getting it to go.
I've never had to wait, the service is prompt, friendly and accurate. The cheese dip is fantastic!