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Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant

About Us

We're Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant, and we're a premier restaurant here in Ankeny, IA. Our passion for serving authentic Mexican food is contagious. It's always genuine, it's always welcoming, and it's always delicious. Our margaritas are a mainstay among the crowd of regulars who come back time and time again. When you're looking for a delicious meal with a delightful atmosphere, our restaurant is the place to be. We have tacos, burritos, enchiladas, flautas and more! Plus we offer grilled chicken and rice, carne asada, pollo loco to make you happy. We're looking forward to partnering with Ankeny, Des Moines, and Altoona to continue to provide delicious food and excellent service to our community. We do have a second location located at 3221 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009. So be sure to come on by and explore what we have to offer today!

Our Story

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant is a premier multi-generational Mexican restaurant in Ankeny, Iowa. Our restaurant was founded by our current ownerโ€™s father in 2003, and has been a staple in the community since! We're always looking for new ways to delight our customers. That's why we offer a lunch buffet every day, so you can come in and enjoy all of your favorite menu items without having to worry about what you're going to order! Our menu is filled with authentic Mexican dishes and we are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies. We offer delivery, dine-in, patio seating, catering, and takeout, so you can enjoy your favorite meal at home. Whether you're looking for a light appetizer like chips and salsa or a hearty entree like our enchiladas, you can always find delicious options at Guadalajara!

Our mission is to create a restaurant where our guests feel welcome and appreciated. We want you to feel like youโ€™re part of a community that cares about the experience youโ€™re having. That's why we focus on making everything from the drinks to the food to the service as close to perfection as possible, every time you visit our restaurant.

Our guacamole is made fresh daily, so you can be sure that you're getting highest quality ingredients when you eat with us. Our menu offers a wide variety of delicious dishes for people with all tastes including tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas as well as other favorites! We also have a full bar with an extensive drink selection to pair with your meal. Whether you're looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, we've got you covered!

We have a team of experienced professionals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we create delicious Mexican cuisine that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. We strive to provide the best service possible so that each and every customer leaves with a smile on their face.

We are proud to offer a wide range of dishes that are sure to please any palate, from our flavorful tacos and burritos to our delicious flautas and chimichangas. Our restaurant is located at 202 SE Delaware Ave in Ankeny, IA. We do also have a second location at 3215 Adventureland Dr in Altoona, IA. To learn more about our menu or catering service, please give us a call at 515-963-0054. We look forward to serving you!

Areas Served

Ankeny, IA | Des Moines, IA | Altoona, IA

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On 4/18/2024 James Sorman had this to say:
Awesome authentic Mexican cuisine with a wonderful staff

On 4/11/2024 Ronnie Kesller had this to say:
The only downside was the bathrooms were definitely a disaster. One of the hostess went in there and threw up all over the floor and then proceeded to leave without cleaning it up.

On 4/10/2024 Valerie Cooper had this to say:
Murals on the walls are well done! A must see!

On 4/9/2024 Jen Benningfield had this to say:
Great food, fast service, good prices. Even got a complimentary tequila shot with your bill! We eat out often and these prices were comparatively low compared to other Mexican places ( weโ€™re also from IL too). No wait on a Monday at 6.

On 3/14/2024 Scott Trow had this to say:
Great Service and Friendly staff, Highly recommend !!!!

Contact Us

Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
202 SE Delaware Ave Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 963-0054

Delaware and First Street

We also have our second location located at 3221 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009.

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Android Pay, Apple Pay, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Debit Cards, Cash, Personal Checks

Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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Get ready for the Big Game by taking home your choice of our famous dips - queso or guac, AND 1/2 gallon house margaritas! ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿน

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๐ŸŽ… Happy Holidays from Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant! Warm up your festivities with our limited time offerings!

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๐ŸŽ Visit us today and make your holidays extra special. ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŽ„

On 10/2/2023 this was posted:
Hello everyone! We truly appreciate all your business and support and would love to hear your feedback! Be sure to leave us a review by clicking the link below!

Expires 10/1/2024

On 9/28/2023 this was posted:
Hey everyone! We want to let you all know that you can get the best Mexican food in town at our second location in Altoona, IA! ๐ŸŒฎ Come join us and let your taste buds do the talking! ๐Ÿคค We guarantee you won't be disappointed - so don't forget to check us out!
Expires 9/30/2024


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