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Mi Mexico

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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11407 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7032
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a Friday Night. We arrived at about 6:45 and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table. Once we were seated, they brought out chips, salsa and bean dip. I didn't care much for the salsa, but the bean dip was good. The food was good. The drinks were average. The service was good.

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Clive, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Mi Mexico used to be one of our favorite places until the bartender (Jorge) left. Since then service has gone downhill. Twice we have gone there intending to eat there and ended up just having drinks because they are slow to come around even when sitting at the bar. We ended up getting fast food across the street on our... More 

Thank Todd S
Clovis, California
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The chips, salsa, and bean dip was very good. I had the chicken mole which was good, but the sauce was a bit sweeter than what I'm used to. The rest of the family enjoyed their entrees as well.

Thank Howard L
Pella, Iowa
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I've only sat at the bar here so I'm not really sure about service. It was awesome for me, the bartender took care of both food and drink. Huge portion sizes. The shrimp dishes rock! Tacos are good too. Clean place. The classic marg is mixed before your eyes, w lots of tangy limes. It's served in a small glass... More 

Thank gary c
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great for lunch. They are always good, fast and fresh! We don't have much time on our break so this is perfect. Even if you have longer the staff is so nice and they let you enjoy yourselves.

Thank Megan M
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good Food, Good Service - and the best Margarittas ever! Food is typical Mexican - good and fast service. Family owned and operated.

Thank kjwright23
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Uninspiring, bland Mexican food. Everything from the beverages to the food was bad. Meal didn't start off too great when our salsa had a 4 inch hair in it. The chili releno was tasteless. The chicken in the enchilada had no flavor, no seasoning. Do yourself a favor and if in the area, go across the street and eat at... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Family run place with funky decor, nice outside patio and excellent food. Patio fills up quickly in the evening. They offer take-out too.

Thank iabug
Bettendorf, Iowa
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stopped by on our way thru the DesMoines area and were pleasantly surprised by this place. We like to eat at places that aren't chain restaurants just to get a unique taste experience. I had some beef burritos with extra cheese melted on top and they were delicious! My wife had chicken quasidillas which she said were very good.... More 

Thank ISPmotor
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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204 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Average Mexican food. The service was a little slow and the food took longer than at most Mexican places. The chips were very bland and tasted stale. The meal itself was cooked correctly and had good taste, The rice beans and tacos were all pretty good. They have a nice little patio which seemed to stay busy. Sort of a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11407 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7032
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive

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