- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pork, chicken or ground beef; with lettuce, tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese
crispy tots, roasted poblano pepper and onion, black bean salsa, shredded lettuce, vegan crema and guacamole on choice of flour tortilla or bed of lettuce
puréed tomato, jalapeño and cilantro
We were pleasantly surprised by the true variety in the different salsas. Chips were just okay. The barbacoa was very tasty. Cod tacos were excellent. There's a lot of background noise from other diners and the tables are wide, so that made it hard to hear each other. But we loved the food and will be back.
Birthday afternoon lunch was amazing
Met with friends prior to a concert, and we were happy to be able to sit outside. Both food and service were exceptional! We’ll be back!
We’d made outdoor reservations via the website, but when we got there we were told they didn’t do outdoor reservations. It was a half hour wait for outdoor and we were on a schedule so it was very disappointing.
Can get busy but with good reason- its a place with good service and good food.
Went for restaurant week. Seated quickly. Server was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Enjoyed all courses, with the soup and desert being outstanding. Recommend and will eat there again.
Food was just ok. Used to be that this was a favorite - especially the breakfast buffet! - but nothing special anymore. For example, the guacamole used to be fresh, chunky and flavorful- the bowl we ordered was as creamy as mayonnaise and about as flavorful.
Vegan food is amazing here!! And many gluten free options too
Birthday dinner for my daughter. Good food, great service!
We were greeted immediately upon entering and with a reservation, were seated without a wait. Service was excellent. They kept checking with us and keeping our drinks filled before dinner was ordered. Chips and Salsa are complimentary, but the Chorizo Queso is a must have! I could just eat that for my meal.
All of the entrees ordered were incredible. Be sure and go hungry, portions are more than ample with to go boxes going home with three out of the four of us. Marquaritas were thought to be a bit on the small side....should have ordered the pitcher, but refreshing and delicious. Malo never disappoints!
Great food and service, loved the decor in the restaurant and the atmosphere. Highly recommend
Great service! Loved all the server’s recommendations.
I had the chicken quesadilla, and it was amazing. highly recommend
Love Malo! Super cute vibe and the food was good!
Went for an early dinner before a performance. Initially the restaurant was quite but became energetic as time went on. Food was good and very plentiful.
You’ll enjoy your visit. 1/2 price margaritas on Wednesday!
We went with a party of 8 on a Monday evening. It was a great night! The food was delicious as always and our server was wonderful.
Met for brunch with some friends and had a great experience. The food was awesome and the service was great.
Tacos and margs were great. Service was exceptional. We were big fans of the chipotle crema.
Dads birthday, food and drinks were amazing
Food was amazing (despite being concerned with some of the menu descriptions)! Definitely want to go back and try more!!!
The food was fantastic! Loved the variety of salsa & queso options in addition to a great selection of entrees. Our server, Drew, was amazing! He was attentive, helpful with recommendations & very friendly. We dined on the patio and it was a fun setting with a nice layout. Overall it was a wonderful dinner out & we’ll certainly be back!!
It was so nice to catch up with a good friend in a good environment!!!
Great Mexican food with gourmet flair. Service was excellent. Hope to return soon!
Food was excellent as was the service!
The brunch food was very rich and therefore very hard to eat. No one at our table even ate half of their plate. Those who had hollandaise sauce on their plate commented that their was way too much and made the food too rich to eat more than just a few bites.
Have enjoyed Malo for lunch and dinner and will return again, just not for brunch.
Great food and wonderful service. We hoped to sit outside, but an unexpected rainstorm changed that. Our server quickly found us a table inside..
We will definitely be back!
Always love our time at Malo! Food was great, drinks were amazing, service was fantastic!
Food was good! Drinks were good! And the waitress provided helpful recommendations and great service!
Food was amazing! Especially the beef tenderloin tacos and house margaritas! Always a great stop.
Recommended by my husband’s coworker, we headed to Malo for tacos. To my delight, they had an extensive menu and I honed in on the pozole. It was fantastic! I would go back just for that.
The standard salsa that comes with the chips is fresh and flavorful, and the queso was thick and delicious!
The sauce on the enchiladas and tamales was a little heavy, which is the only reason I held back that 5th star. We ended up scraping most of the sauce off to the side.
The steak tacos were excellent.
Overall, a great place and we would go back!
Food, drink and service was great as usual.
Our first date night out as newlyweds! No wait time for indoor seating. Pleasant server! Very attentive and personable. Fantastic mezcal and tequila! We’ll be back soon.
Taco Tuesday and margaritas, doesn’t get any better than that. Malo does it right.
Unfortunately we were not able to eat at Malo. We had a reservation and asked to be seated on the patio as one member of our party is at high risk for COVID. There were three empty tables in the patio but we were told there would be a 45 minute wait as those tables were not open...why in this COVID transition would you not have all of your tables open? Then we asked if we could be sat indoors away from other tables and the hostess was VERY rude saying that they would be completely full in 30 minutes. No I’m sorry, no feeling of concern when we expressed our need. We left without eating so couldn’t rate the food. It was very disappointing that 1. We couldn’t reserve a patio table, 2. that they were not seating the entire patio, and 3. and most importantly was that the hostess was very rude!
Our food was delicious and our server was wonderful!
Our server Ajla made the experience memorable. She was very attentive and great guest service. We are new to Iowa and she recommended a few places for us to checkout. The food was goo too
Food was amazing. Our server was great. Great atmosphere.
Our hostess was rude and not welcoming at all. We normally wouldn't say anything, but she was scowling like we had done something wrong. All we did was show up for our reservation for two! She was slamming things down on the table and just acting really weird. We did tell the manager, who was very professional and said he would take care of it. Everything else was totally awesome - good server, great food as always. We will definitely be back. That lady begrudgingly told us to have a nice day when we left LOL.
Great food and fast service! Get the fajitas good value and tender chicken
One of our favorite places to go as a couple! Would recommend to anyone.
Malo is rated 4.8 stars by 1139 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.