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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6530
+1 515-963-0054
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got the quesadilla rellena, and it tasted great. All the food was good, and the service was very quick! Recommend.

Thank ztrigg
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buffet for lunch is Affordable and very fresh and good. Service is excellent restaurant seems to be clean and the lunch and buffet was Superior.

Thank Connie J
Johnston, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Every-time....I mean every-time we visit it is Perfect! Warm Chips & Roasted Salsa, with a side of "HOT" Salsa, then comes the Pitcher of Fresh made Margaritas, can you say heaven? then a top of the water glasses then the Mexican Food, that is in my opinion truly Mexican not Tex-Mex. Service is Perfect Not too Much (if there is... More 

Thank Steve B
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is our go to for Mexican supper. The staff is always friendly and fun. The food is always good and more than enough! They do a buffet on Sunday that is well worth a stop!

Thank Lynsey M
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138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great service, yummy food & margaritas too. I ordered a combination plate that's the way to go so you can try different items I will definitely be back here when in town and having a taste for Mexican food

Thank gizmo625
St. George, Utah
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I love Mexican food but this place tops the charts. Great service even better margaritas and even better shrimp cocktail. Wow. If you like Mexican you have to come here

Thank April W
Lincoln, Nebraska
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, great food! Consider sharing your meal, portions are big! Will definitely come back next time we come through :)

Thank CLGW77
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Average food. Ground beef is a little bland. Steak is chopped up a little small but tastes good. Overall ok value for money spent.

Thank Matt G
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy this restaurant. Free salsa and chips even before you order your drinks. Great waiters that take good care of you. Monday to Friday they have a nice buffet for $8.99 My wife and I split a lunch special for $7.99. They had a number to choose from all good. A number of specials for my granddaughter for... More 

Thank Terry A
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We stopped in and had lunch today. The buffet was kept fresh and hot. The staff was friendly and helpful. While its not quite authentic, I think it's a pretty close second.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6530
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-0054

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