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    Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    We've been looking for a Mexican place in Des Moines metro that is on par w/La Fuente. El Rodeo, Aguila Real, etc have all been significantly worse than La Fuente. What are everyone's favorite places that aren't El Rodeo, Aquila Real or a chain (On The Border, Carlos O'Kelly's, etc)? Thanks.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    El Charro in Ankeny is my favorite.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    El Mariachi in Johnston es bueno.



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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    El Rodeo on University in WDM is my favorite. Actually, the wife and I have a standing lunch date there once a week.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    I keep coming back to Carolos O'Kelly's.

    I remember having a buddy take me to an "authentic" Mexican restraunt one time and I thought it was the greasest most god awful meal I'd ever had...



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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    La Fuente has food? I thought they only had monster margarita's and free tshirts.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    El Rodeo on University in WDM is my favorite. Actually, the wife and I have a standing lunch date there once a week.
    No El Rodeo, please. That was the point of the post.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    pancheros



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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    Come up to Ames for the game and try the place on Dayton. Definately the best I've had. I don't think the margaritas are nearly as good as La Fuente thought



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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    Quote Originally Posted by baller1 View Post
    pancheros
    You're joking, right? They aren't even the best fast burrito joint in Des Moines, let alone the best sit-down mexican restaurant. Someone forgot their sarcasm pirate.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    la fuente < el azteca


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    Mi Mexico in Clive. Between Chili's and Bakers Square. Great food and the same help everytime we are there. It is a family owned place.



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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    La Fuente cannot be matched.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    The best food is from the street vendors, IMO.

    La Hacienda was reasonable, but I haven't been to their new place. Old west is decent as well.


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    Re: Good Mexican restaurant in town...

    Quote Originally Posted by ST8FTBL View Post
    Mi Mexico in Clive. Between Chili's and Bakers Square. Great food and the same help everytime we are there. It is a family owned place.
    great call, my favorite, so much food for a good price



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