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
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.
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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