El Aguila Real Mexican Restaurant

$ • Mexican

4351 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
(515) 254-9453


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Recent Reviews

It's been a hot minute since I've been to El Aguila Real.  In fact the last time might have been when they had the location open in West Des Moines on 22nd.  I took the kids to the newest location, after their move North on MHR, today for lunch.  

Love the ample parking.  The staff all wore masks.  Every other table/booth was blocked off for social distancing.

We were greeted at the door and seated right away.  Chips and salsa arrived maybe a minute after we...read full review

Arroz con pollo was good enough. Pandemic: they still have every other booth taped off and I was not impressed that they are using plastic ware. I've been to many restaurants in the COVID-19 pandekmy and haven't seen plastic spoons, forks, knives being provided. Margarita special was $5 and it was yummy!

Edit to add: Management reached out. Thank you for making this right.This place has horrible food! No management to help with complaints. Server was rude and made us pay for food we DIDNT EAT! Food was luke warm at best plate was burning hot. Tortillas we're old and meat tasted reheated several times over. Management you are welcome to reach out and make this right. If I could give this place a negative star I would.

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Monday 11AM - 9PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 11AM - 9PM
Thursday 11AM - 9PM
Friday 11AM - 10PM
Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 9PM

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