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Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
+1 515-967-5820
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:30
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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336 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Stopped in on Friday for lunch. We were seated immediately and had our drink order taken. Our waiter brought out chips and salsa. Both were good. Our food order came out fast. I had the beef burrito and taco with refried beans and rice. The burrito was a little smaller than burritos I have had at other Mexican restaurants, but... More 

Thank Steve K
Johnston, Iowa
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been here many, many times and service is always so fast. This time we even had a party of 8 and it was still fast. This place is always busy as well and had to wait maybe 10 minutes for our table. The majority of the meals ordered were chicken/shrimp quesadillas and taco salads. A couple people in... More 

Thank davidjensen399
Altoona, Iowa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Efficient, friendly service at the taco-haven: Monterrey restaurant. Sit down, have your drink order ready (cause your guy will be there lightning fast) and by the time it arrives-order! You will recieve free tortilla chips with a helping of saucy salsa. Then get ready to strap on the feed bag, cause your meal arrives via servers who can stack piping... More 

Thank Chris J
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Tonight my friend and I met for chips, salsa and margarita's at Monterrey in Altoona. I've been here multiple times. It has always been pretty good. I usually have fajitas or a bean burrito. The service is very good. The waiters work as a team and are very quick with service. They have great prices for their food. I do... More 

Thank Tamera E
Altoona, Iowa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoy eating at Monterrey because of the great food and great staff. My favorite is the Shrimp Fajita Quesadilla. If you aren't that hungry, the Ala carte menu does work great. Nice to be able to order just 1 Taco for your kids. Free chips come as you as you sit down. Very good salsa.

Thank Meta G
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We are here post state fair and it was delish! FYI - make sure to stir your pitcher of margarita b/c all the tequila is on top 😂. The servers weren't pushy which meant we got to stay as long as we wanted, so that was nice. The price to portion was great too! We will for sure return again!

Thank sabrina365
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I love to visit this restaurant when I'm in town visiting my husband's family! Mexican food is one of my absolute favorites and I have never been disappointed here. I typically get the chili relleno they are huge and delicious. They usually have very good drink specials too! Quick fun and cheap it doesn't get much better

Thank MrsAHolland
Grimes, Iowa
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat at their chain in Altoona. Service was slow and they forgot our cheese dip until we reminded them 10 mins later. The fajita burrito was pretty bland and I have had better. It took us waiving someone down to get our check after waiting a bit. I think we will stick to their other locations.

Thank Pete S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service. Fair prices and decent seating and parking. I would recommend to friends and I would return! A large group was accommodated with no problems!

Thank kimkingery
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Family outing after a ballgame. Waiter was pleasant but always feel rushed when we are here, especially if they are busy. Food does come out quick but if you want to sit and visit after eating, not the place to go.

Thank Cher B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009-2626
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-5820

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