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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$Mexican,
202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6530
+1 515-963-0054
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6530
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Got seated right away and was sipping a margarita in no time. The food came out very, very quickly and was good but nothing special. The service was friendly and didn't mind that my friend and I stayed for a little longer than we should...More

Thank Alicia L
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in around 5 pm on a Thursday and parking lot pretty full but we got a booth as soon as we walked in. We both ordered the enchiladas, rice & bean plate. Nice to have a choice of red sauce or cheese without paying...More

Thank tnwalkermom
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Typical Mexican fare. I don't understand why some Mexican places want to let the refried beans spread all over the plate. It becomes a gooey mess. Food tasted good, nothing special. There are many fine restaurants in Ankeny I would choose over this one.

Thank bkw2310
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This restaurant is an excellent place for a long lunch - don't go if you are on a time crunch. The buffet is attended well and has a good selection. The service is excellent and the bathrooms are immaculate!

Thank Margret M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I don't usually submit poor reviews but the service was poor, food came we had to remind them about appetizer. I have enchiladas w hardly any sauce. I think they forgot to put cheese on top to melt it was added last. My husband had...More

1  Thank kmskoger
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The food and service are very good. They give chips and salsa while you are waiting for your food. I have eaten there many times and never got a bad meal

Thank b1nky7s
Reviewed 26 May 2017

There aren't many restaurants between the Minnesota border until reaching Ankeny that aren't fast food. By the time we got to Ankeny we were ready to try Guadalajara that had been recommended by a friend. We received our food quickly and it was good. The...More

Thank AdMackoske
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Ramada across the street and decided to go have a few drinks. The margaritas were decent, although with each one we ordered it came in a different type of glass. They all held different amounts of liquid, but we were charged the...More

Thank HuskerAlum1997
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the variety on their buffet and it is easy to eat gluten-free. Service is good as they'll bring items out to you if you're waiting on something to be refilled on the buffet. Salsa and chips are good too.

Thank tnwalkermom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great lunch buffet at a great price. Salsa is spot on, fajitas are very good. Reasonable price. Good cheese sauce.

Thank phartman72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021-6530
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-0054
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