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Los Laureles

1518 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316-3503
+1 515-265-2200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good7%
  • Average38%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
23 Oct 2016
“cross this one off of your list”
22 Aug 2016
“A great authentic restaurant”
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1518 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316-3503
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

the food seemed colored. most of us did not finish our meals. the wait staff did not speak English, and we saw a mouse on our way out.

Thank coolrman33
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Los Laureles is a very authentic Mexican restaurant in Des Moines, which has been in business over 25 years. It has great seafood cocktails, fish, Tacos, and a great menu with variety. It also has breakfasts. There is a variety of beers and Margaritas. Try...More

Thank profeDesMoinesIowa
Reviewed 21 July 2016

My husband and I stumbled across this place when we were looking for a Mexican restaurant to grab lunch. They had a small variety of tacos for less than $2.00/pc that were fantastic! Now it's one of our go-to Mexican restaurants in Des Moines.

Thank Allison K
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Quiet place, awesome service, but the food was nothing to write home about. It wasn't bad, but wasn't memorable either. Service made up for it though.

Thank rryan313131
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Hands down my favorite place for Mexican food in the whole city. Authentic and original. The salsa's are an awesome way to start your meal - three different ones for your dipping pleasure. And although I have tried a lot of items on the menu...More

Thank luviowa
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was on the list of the top 50 restaurants to eat at in Des Moines Iowa so we tried it. So so good! The tacos are the best deal at only $1.79 each and you can order chicken, pork, beef, or even tongue if...More

Thank Mlg2
Reviewed 25 November 2015

When I make a point of stopping in at Los Laureles, a significant factor is that the menu goes beyond the commonly-offered standard Mexican fare you can get everywhere. Pleasant service. I'd call the prices mid-range. Not the least expensive anywhere, but I've not been...More

Thank ejchri
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We just finished seeing the capital building and it was to busy in the area so this was just outside it. It is not the most interesting atmosphere but the food was good. I didn't find the bathroom very cleaned. My husband and me had...More

Thank ljretires
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

the food is like any other mexican restaurant in des moines, nothing special, just average. i asked for salsa and they brought me as requested a tiny plate with salsa and charged me $2.50 for it which is ridiculous. is like being charged for a...More

Thank UNHAPPY2010Ohio
Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

The staff is very attentive. The food is ok sometimes and not so good at other times. On my most recent visit the chips were cold and stale to the point that I did not eat them. Another review says they give you 3 dipping...More

Thank B B
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  • Address: 1518 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50316-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-265-2200
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