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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
+1 515-457-8900
11:00 - 21:00
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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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Montery Mexican Restaurant in Clive is hidden in a small strip mall close to Valley West Mall. Because of its wide variety of excellent Mexican fare, its quick service, cleanliness, reasonable prices, and friendly staff, it is generally busy. It can be a little noisy around dinner time because it is popular with families with children. We tend to... More 

Thank Leonard W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

What else can I say? I have eaten here for years frequently! You can depend on quick friendly service and a delicious meal!

Thank Wendi R
Donna, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here my times and there food is always very good. This past Saturday we were there around 5pm. We appreciate that they almost always ask for a drink order as soon as you are seated, however after returning with our margaritas they immediately asked if we were ready to order. Even the chips and salsa had not... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Des Moines, Iowa
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237 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We have eaten in the Clive restaurant a number of times and I appreciate how positive the wait staff is with kids. Tonight we decided to eat Mexican food at home and called to order carry-out. It was ready in 10 minutes! We ordered Carne Asada, Fajitas Monterey for two and Hawaiian Fajitas, because my boys love pineapple. These came... More 

Thank IowaMum
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117 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Can't go wrong here if you're in the mood for really good Mexican. Very relaxed and friendly environment. Can get very busy on the weekends. Good chips and salsa, really good variety of dishes and at reasonable prices.

Thank SimpsonTide985
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of the most dependable restaurants around... They are extremely fast if you're trying to have lunch with little time to spare... The food is always hot and flavorful... I would recommend Monterrey...

Thank 54darlas
Clive, Iowa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

First I have to tell you about the complimentary chips and salsa. The salsa is hand made every morning. You will devour them both and need second before you meal arrives. The did is very good and served very quickly. This is a great place for a quick lunch/dinner. I've been here probably 50 times and only had bad service... More 

Thank Fam_Tvler
Johnston, Iowa
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We have been long time Monterrey customers and have been to all locations. It was about 8;30 on a Saturday night and decided to pop in to this location as we have not been here in quite some time. We were seated quickly and chips and salsa were brought right away. As it was later we decided just to have... More 

Thank davidjensen399
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Who knew Iowa would be a good spot for decent real Mexican food ! This is my fav, tho I prefer the location in WDM near Jordan creek mall.

Thank pink12roses
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

best place for mexican at lunch. their chicken soup is actually my new favorite. all of their food is so fresh and fast.

Thank Megan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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: 8801 University Ave, Ste 27, Clive, IA 50325-6247
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-457-8900

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