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Monterey Mexican Restaurant

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Monterey Mexican Restaurant 1301 North 2nd Street, Cherokee, IA
7122255038
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rogers, Arkansas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ordered To-Go to take back to the hotel. I guess that next time I should ask for a fork and napkins. Nothing special about the enchiladas.

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Thank jake051
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, I had their nachos and they were good and my husband had the carne asada which he enjoyed. The service was great our waiter kept our drinks full and chips coming. I have 3 stars bc it was good but not great food. Average food I would say and it was kinda dirty

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Thank Danamarie05
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Food was good, recommend the chicken breast Mexican Style. Good drinks also for the adults in the group. Staff was friendly and prompt with their service.

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Thank Rusty R
Cherokee, Iowa
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

We go to the Monterrey at least once a month. The food is delicious Mexican food, but they do offer some American dishes for the picky eaters. Try the margaritas, but warning, the large is the size of a fishbowl and you will probably need a DD if you consume the whole thing. The wait staff are friendly and you... More 

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Thank Denise L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We've eaten at the Monterrey several times since it first opened many years ago & have tried many of the selections on their menu. Nothing really stands out although I have ordered the Quasadillas more often. The prices are average I think for the area. Our last experience was not a good one: the waiter as usual was impatient &... More 

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Thank Rose B
Cherokee Ia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Best Mexican food ever. Great margaritas too. Fast, terrific service. You will never leave hungry that is for sure.

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Thank Roxan R
Cherokee, Iowa
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

On my most recent visit, I ordered the vegetarian fajitas -- which included zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The plate arrived with steamed broccoli and carrots on top of the grilled vegetables; I'm pretty sure that wasn't in the description. I removed the steamed vegetables and enjoyed the rest. Served with Spanish rice and beans. Waitress was very friendly.

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Thank Cheryl M
Kingsley, Iowa
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Buy a frozen dinner from Hy-Vee. Tastes the same. Spend a third less. Everything came out of a can, out of a Sysco box or was previously frozen. I should have left after the free chips n salsa arrived and before my dinner. Blah!

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Thank shennon61
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

I was hesitant after reading recent reviews, but saw the full parking lot when I walked out of the hotel I was staying at. I had to try it! Delicious, fresh, hot food during a rush. Great service. Tried the Monterrey Salad that others had mentioned. Meat was cooked just right, veggies crisp and delicious. I like it spicy, so... More 

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Thank RanJarWin
West Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

A usual favorite has gone down hill. Salsa tasted like ketchup, chips were cold and stale. The meals were skimpy and had a lot of filler vegetables instead of meat. The restaurant was cold, which made the food grow cold quickly. Service was ok, but they did not go out of their way. Will not return.

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Thank Tammy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monterey Mexican Restaurant 1301 North 2nd Street, Cherokee, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cherokee
  • Phone Number: 7122255038
Description
Found via google search when looking for restaurant

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