- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pork, chicken or ground beef; with lettuce, tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese
crispy tots, black bean salsa, shredded lettuce, chipotle crema, pico de gallo and guacamole on choice of flour tortilla or bed of lettuce
Fried Shrimp Tacos
three flash-fried, crispy corn tortillas stuffed with chopped shrimp, fresh jalapeño and cilantro, served with romana salad and chipotle crema
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.
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.
Great margaritas, the appetizers I got were alright and the service great!
Malo helped make our Easter enjoyable. Great food and great service! Highly recommended.
Excellent food and great service!
The food was great but the service was lacking. It wasn’t the fault of our server, she was great. You could just tell they were extremely short on staff. We ordered queso and it got cold by the time anyone brought us chips to eat with it. I used to love Malo but the past couple times it just hasn’t lived up to previous visits.
The margaritas were so delicious (can’t believe they were half off on a Friday night), and my tacos were phenomenal. I got flour tortillas and they were clearly handmade. The filet mignon/corn/fried onions/lime aioli were my favorite followed by the fried cod/lobster/coleslaw. The mahi mahi was a little more toward blackened but it was good, just not my favorite. After that I was too stuffed to consider dessert but those sounded good too.
Food and decor are amazing! However, there weren’t many customers and our tables service was slow. That won’t really stop me from going back
Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour win win.
Excellent food and service. Will return next time we are in Des Moines!
I love going to Malo especially on Tuesdays! The food is really good and the margaritas are even half off. The problem I have is with the staff. We are really easy people to get along with when we go and we like to have a good time. The staff there must have been having a bad day or something because they were not very nice about things and more the less acted like it was inconvenient to them that we were there eating. Either way I will be back there on a Tuesday enjoying some good food, drinks, and company.
Our server was great. Highly recommend the guava margarita!
Taco Tuesday and happy hour. Great value, great food and margaritas. Win Win
Food was delicious and service was wonderful. Will definitely return.
It was very nice and clean. Staff was very friendly. Parties were well spaced for this time that we live in! Will defiantly go back again!
Anniversary dinner, they treated great, food was perfect
Always a good experience at Malo. Great service, great food, great margaritas! One of our faves.
Amazing food and drinks!
Food was excellent and the service was quick and very kind.
Very reasonable prices and it was a lot of food for the money.
Food was good but our server Drew was rude and made us feel unwelcome. Had a party of 5 that all work in the service industry and we expected better than that.
Always amazing food, great bartender makes excellent cocktails and great service.
All was outstanding!
Service was and always is terrible. Usually the food is worth waiting through slow service, but my most recent experience this past Friday was sadly not the same. The food was flavorless and our server didn’t know how to explain salsa choices, which didn’t help as we were left guessing which salsa choice to add to our tacos order.
Taco Tuesday. Great value for great tacos.
We had a reservation and seated before estimated time, very pleased. Host staff seemed a little robotic, but nothing upsetting.
Drew was our server and everything service wise was incredible. The pace of meal for apps, then more apps, and dinner could not be beat. Making a party of six happy with that is no small battle.
Food was just ok. for a $25 dollar meal I was hoping presentation could have been a little better. Food was good, just didn't wow us. Sauces on top seemed a little "dumped on" but didn't stop us from eating anything.
One person in the party did not care for the red enchilada sauce, thought it tasted a little chili powder... but I know hes hard to please anywhere.
Food was good. Service was good. It was a little loud but still had a good experience.
Food was not what I expected it to be. I had heard a lot of good things, but did not enjoy our meal. Notably has few gluten free options. Unlikely to return.
The food was excellent! Can't wait to go back, especially for the pozole and to try the rest of the salsas.
1st time here - it was awesome! Loved the corn appetizer, the guac, the chips and all our tacos were outstanding. Margaritas great. Service outstanding. We will definitely be back next time in Des Moines. Great job.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Do yourself a favor and order the totchos, 10/10!
Came here with a group of friends and the waitress didn’t come up to us until half an hour into our reservation. We ordered our drinks and food, the food came out before our drinks did. We came here specifically for the discounted marg Wednesday and were given one drink. After the food came out, the waitress did not come by ONCE to ask if everything was ok. We would’ve all ordered a second drink, but was never asked. The food was mediocre at best, I got tacos and it was bland. For $17 for 3 tacos I expected more. Would never come back here.
Great food, great drinks, great service, nice place. Will go again for sure.
Good service and margaritas, but the food was very comparable to cheaper Mexican options.
I ordered the blackened salmon salad and it was delicious. Our server was kind and attentive.
Malo is rated 4.7 stars by 1113 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.