Best Mexican Restaurants in Des Moines, IA

Handpicked Top 3 Mexican Restaurants in Des Moines, IA. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


1305 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314

Since 2000

Asada, Lengua, Chicken, Al Pastor, Side Orders, Soups, Burrito, Quesadilla, Burrito Machaca, Gorditas, Empanadas, Pupusas, Chips And Salasa, Guacamole, Agua Chile, Shrimp, Tamales, Desserts & Drinks

Offer homemade corn tortillas

Price: $1.50-$18

Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue Closed Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Went here tonight for my husbands birthday with a big group. The tacos were amazing. My favorite was the chorizo! The staff was super nice. Great experience all around!
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1518 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316

Since 1994

Chile Relleno, Flautas, Tamales, Chimichanga, Taco Fajita, Hard Shell Flour Tacos, Sopes, Quesadillas, Special Burrito, Special Flautas, Seasoned Chicken with Salad, Chicken Fajita Quesadilla, Taco Salad, Carnitas, Chuleta De Puerco, Guisado De Puerco, Pollo Sonora, Mole Mexicano, Seafood, Fish, Steak & Shrim

Ribeye steak served with pinto rice, beans, pico de gallo, onions, redfish & grilled jalapenos $10.99

Price: $7.99-$12.99

Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 am Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am

If you're looking for good, authentic Mexican food in DSM, Los Laureles is the place. The margaritas are also traditional and balanced and the price is extremely reasonable. If you're missing Mexico- this will help
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2316 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311

Since 2012

Chili Relleno, Nachos, Tacos, Sides, Chicken, Barbacoa, Steak, Seasoned Beef, Veggie, Salad, Fajitas, Quesadillas, Burritos, Tortilla, Grilled Meat, Salsa, Sour Cream & Sauteed Veggie

All salad served in home made tortillas shells

Price: Under $10

Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

I love Fernando's! The barabcoa and the steak are UNREAL! Everything is seasoned perfectly. Best thing is you can get BOTH in one burrito! The staff is nice and friendly and the sauces are outstanding. Also their burrito shells are very light and flavorful.
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