In Iowa, there is no lack of Mexican restaurants to choose from. Deep southern foods from tacos to nachos to enchiladas to burritos to quesadillas, as well as many more, are bound to be found in this state because of its dazzling Latin-American population. Spice lovers will enjoy Mexican fare since many Mexican dishes are hot and spicy. We're sure that Mexican food will never disappoint you, regardless of your taste for spice. Welcome to Iowa, your home for authentic Mexican food
1. La Juanita, Sioux City, Iowa
Christin Bautista knows what it takes to make a great burrito, and she's taken her culinary know-how to Iowa, where you'll see the daily crowds that indicate you're in the right place. The authenticity and quality of La Juanita's ingredients have allowed it to establish a reputation for itself. There is nothing quite as good as carne asada, but Cabeza shredded meat is tender, juicy, and must-have.
Location: 1316 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51105, United States
Phone: +1 712-279-0772
Store Hours: Mon-Thu 9am-1am, Fri-Sat 9am-2:30am, Sun 9am-2am
2. El Bajio Mexican Restaurant, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids isn't known for Mexican food-although it has its fair share of James Beard Award nominees in other culinary categories-but El Bajio seems not to mind. Its owners, Javier Garcia and Andrew Torres are inspired by Mexico's Bajio region and have opened the restaurant a few years ago. Although their breakfast burrito with fresh eggs and chorizo is a must-try, this commonplace item represents just the tip of their culinary iceberg. Among the complex green moles on offer are stewed tongues, stewed tongues, and a birria heavy on the beef instead of the usual goat. There are no bad choices; order them all.
Location: 555 Gateway Pl SW A, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, United States
Phone: +1 319-366-1715
Store Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 9am-9pm
3. La Carreta Mexican Grill, Marshalltown, Iowa
The state's best-selling California burrito can be found at La Carreta Mexican Grill in Marshalltown. It consists of grilled steak or chicken, avocado slices, black beans, cilantro-lime rice, and pico de gallo. The idea of having a place to think, meditate, and eat a burrito is common. There is never a wrong time to have a burrito - they are quick, portable, and always ready to eat.
Location: 308 Iowa Ave E, Marshalltown, IA 50158, United States
Phone: +1 641-752-9427
Store Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8:30pm
4. Fernando's Mexican Grill, Des Moines, Iowa
The burrito of your dreams is waiting at Fernando's Mexican Grill in the Drake neighborhood. Forget big chain burritos. You can choose from chicken, chorizo, seasoned tofu, guacamole, and salsa as your filling, just like Chipotle. It's the freshly made tortillas and meat that make it stand out, and fans say it's the best burrito they've ever had.
Location: 2650 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, United States
Phone: +1 515-255-3700
Store Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm
5. El Rey Burritos, West Des Moines, Iowa
You can find the best burritos in Iowa at a tiny restaurant in the West Des Moines neighborhood called El Rey Burritos. Everything on the menu is delicious, and you'll be glad you came to this restaurant regardless of what you choose.
The carne asada tacos are a crowd favorite and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. El Rey is, however, famous for its enormous burritos, which you'll soon realize if you visit. The buns can be stuffed anyway you like - with steak, chicken, chorizo, or even lengua. All of the meats are mouthwateringly delicious and beautifully seasoned.
Here you can get burritos in four sizes, each of which is delicious. You can order a regular, a super, an El Rey, or a Rey Rey. A "Rey Rey" is a massive feast that's meant for crowds. It's a gigantic thing! It was described as "fit for two kings."
Location: 1310 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50265, United States
Phone: +1 515-221-3577
Store Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
There are plenty of taquerias and cantinas to choose from for those searching for the best burritos in Iowa! There is something about Iowans that makes them good at making authentic dishes.
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