Marias Mexican Food in Valley Junction

Maria’s Mexican Food in Valley Junction, West Des Moines Iowa

Adobado Tacos from Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

Maria’s is the latest place with the same menu and business plan as Abelardos. It has all the taqueria specialties, available at a counter or drive-thru, is open late, and very affordable. It should be noted that this original location is very bright, clean, well lit and service is better than the other places like it. It might seem beside the point, but Valley Junction has a long history of Mexican restaurants over the years, from the place on 5th St that was so busy back in the nineties to the Modern Mexican place in the 8th St strip back when that area was booming.

Location: 210 Grand Ave. in Valley Junction area of West Des Moines

Fried Tacos from Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

Online At: facebook page is HERE. They also do the online ordering service from sites I haven’t used yet.

 

Open Since: they moved in around 2017 after the Burger King closed.

Pollo Adobado from Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

Specialties: the menu is almost exactly the same as Abelardos, with additions like jalapeno poppers dipped by hand, pork chops and carne asada steaks.

 

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Maria's Mexican Food in Valley Junction West Des Moines, Iowa

 

 

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El Rey Burritos in West Des Moines

El Rey Burrito in West Des Moines, Iowa

Location: 1310 Grand Ave in West Des Moines

El Rey is a family run Mexican restaurant that has been serving in three different locations on Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. They used to be in a strip mall next to a Blockbuster Video, then in another strip mall further down the road.

Active since: at least fifteen years now, its been a while.

Sopes 2 El Rey Burritos in West Des Moines, Iowa

Online at: their menu lists a website with a url that does not work.

Specialties: they made their name with a giant burrito named “Rey Rey”.

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El Rey Burritos in West Des Moines, Iowa