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El Aguila Real Mexican

3520 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3264
+1 515-255-7050
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good6%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
12 Jul 2017
“Good place for lunch”
27 Apr 2017
“Overall Best DSM Mexican Restaurant”
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3520 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3264
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I enjoy going to this place for lunch. It is pretty over priced if you don't get the lunch specials. I will admit, in my mind it has gone downhill in the past few years. Taco salad i had on my most recent visit was...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The salsa is actually really good (though the chips could use some work), the service is very fast, and they have some pretty good Mexican food. I especially like the Patron burrito, it's very unique with a spicy green spinach sauce on top. Plus, the...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Service is very fast. The food is average for a Mexican restaurant. Reasonably priced. Good place to go if you want to eat quickly. Its also a great place for large groups.

Thank Veronica N
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here because the bbq joint wasn't open. Seated immediately. Served chips and salsa. Large menu. Had a water because pop is just too expensive anymore. Ordered the #11 which was really good. Beans and rice were Meh. Brought more salsa when requested. Chips were...More

Thank Suzan H
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We love this place for authentic Mexican cuisine prepared and served by Hispanics who know their stuff. El Aguila is our standard against which we compare other Mexican places around the country. Their chips are the best. Thin and crispy, never greasy. I was in...More

Thank jsyverson
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Poor service and food. Went here to get margaritas and chips/salsa. Margarita came out of a machine and had an off taste (tasted like old ice). The chips were over cooked and tasted like burnt oil. Salsa was fine, texture and flavor was the same...More

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

It's always clean. We tend to hit this place when we don't know where we want to go and stay local. The soft shell tacos are good. Every place seems to use nacho cheese sauce on the nachos- I prefer shredded cheese. They accommodate menu...More

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Large portions, food comes out hot and fast. This is our favorite Mexican place in town that we've tried so far.

Thank Allison K
Reviewed 23 December 2014

I have been here quite a few times to give them a chance each time and it's always garbage. I like supporting locally owned places. This place however has gotten so terrible I just can't do it. Tonight, two nights before Christmas they again messed...More

Thank Hipster120
Reviewed 15 November 2014

The food was horrible! My taco salad shell looked like it was fried 3x. I asked for extra cheese on my husband's salad and there was less than a pinch on it.Everything was greasy and soggy. I would have refused the food but it was...More

Thank tthumpe2555104
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
23:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3264
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-7050
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