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Tursi's Latin King Restaurant

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2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
+1 515-266-4466
11:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a gift card to Tursi's Latin King, which just happens to be our favorite restaurant. As always, the service and food were wonderful. We had a half order of onion rings as an appetizer, and it was more than enough for the two of us. They were so good...not real thick and not real thin...just perfect. My husband... More 

Thank Joan4471
Ames, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very nice. We sampled a number of appetizers and all were great. The portions of the meal are more than anyone can eat. The looks of the outside of the building are deceiving, as it looked a little run down. But boy, am I glad we went.

Thank leisamandell
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at TLK about 5:30 P.M. and were told the wait was about 20-30 minutes; they do not take reservations. That was acceptable and we went into the lounge to get a drink while waiting. We immediately saw a couple family members and found a nice table for four in the lounge area. We were greeted by a great... More 

Thank JAMESknoxville
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I went here for our anniversary as it is to be a great place for food! The bread basket was so good with fresh bread and butter! We had the calamari which we heard it the best in town! I thought it was chewy and only ate one. We couldn't decide what we wanted a shared a... More 

Thank lisamarie9456
Smithfield, North Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I am hooked on their Chicken Spiedini! The boneless breasts of chicken have an amazing flavor and are so tender. Simply delicious! A must go to every visit to Des Moines!

Thank Lisa T
Ankeny, Iowa
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

My mom loves their fried chick and so does my husband. With each dinner they give you a small portion of pasta with marinara sauce - it is so delicious! I don't know if the Italian dressing is homemade but it is wonderful! I could eat here every night

Thank mhelmick2016
West Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was not as celebration of what was happing in Washington DC that we went out for dinner that Friday - inaguration for the 45th Commander-in-Chief! The weather was the reason and we wanted relax at a local authentic Italian restaurant. Such family owned establishments are becoming a rarity. So we chose The Latin King Restaurant. I had been for... More 

Thank Joe D
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This wasn't my first time to Latin King nor will it be my last. I love every meal I've ever had at Latin King!! I went to a birthday celebration with friends. I had my favorite glass of Lambrusco wine, amazing lasagna and a piece of their world famous Tiramisu for dessert!! You've gotta try the Latin King!!

Thank Tamera E
Des Moines, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Latin King is a Des Moines staple-- if you're in town you've got to eat here! Traditional Italian, great service and a pretty decent wine selection. They are known for their Chicken Spedini, but my favorite is the Eggplant Parmesean and the Mozarella Marinara Appetizer - top it off with a delicious dessert and ask their in house Sommelier for... More 

Thank Trisha T
Des Moines Iowa
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I loved this established Des Miones eatery. But not this time. The food was cold; the waiter was just not with it! We have loved their chicken spedini for years. We waited a long time for two cold orders of this reliable dish. My chicken was full of gristle. Manocotti order was cold, too. They are used to being very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317-2594
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-266-4466

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