Where a New Tortilla Is Born Everyday!

Family style Mexican restaurant in West Des Moines, IA

Enjoy a spicy kick of south-of-the-border flavor with our authentic Mexican food at El Fogon in West Des Moines, IA. Our family-owned-and-operated restaurant serves authentic Mexican food, like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and much more. All our items, including our delicious tortillas, are made fresh daily using the best ingredients and produce. You can dine in with us for lunch or dinner or enjoy our convenient carryout service. We look forward to serving you. Call 515-635-0133 today!

There is a full menu of Mexican-style favorites for you to choose from at our restaurant. Come for a delicious meal or just stop in for a drink at our spectacular bar serving top-shelf margaritas, domestic and Mexican beer, mixed drinks, wines, and other refreshing beverages. We want you to have a dining experience that gives you the real flavors of Mexican cuisine and culture. Call 515-635-0133 today!

See What People Are Saying!

Went to El Fogon tonight & it was absolutely the best I have had in a long time!! I had the tacos barbacoa. I have never tasted anything like it, it was the best!! The hubby had chori pollo. He loved it & said it was the best he ever had! The staff was so friendly & the margaritas were so refreshing! I will return again soon!

Therese S.

Was greeted immediately upon arriving and seated with no delay. Once my meal was ordered it was delivered quickly piping hot. The menu is extensive and the food delicious. I had an extremely crispy, tender and overfilled Chimichanga that melted in my mouth. Can’t wait to go back!!!

Susan B.

Loved the queso and the salsa as a start! Had the shrimp Tacos on their homemade tortillas and they were stuffed with shrimp, black beans, corn and assorted deliciousness. Service was very friendly and quick. We will be back very soon!

Kelly S.

I got the shrimp tacos. Amazing. Great margaritas. Loved how different tacos have different salsas to top them. Like they think about how the food will pair. Not just coated mexi food in cheese.

Lea P.

We loved it! Great atmosphere, delicious food and a friendly staff. They forgot to bring our cheese dip but the food came so fast we really did not need it. We will be back! Can’t wait to try it for lunch.

Jason B.

Our meal was fantastic, and we will soon return. Our group’s entries included the El Fogon special, the zucchini boats, and tamales. The food is fresh, delicious, and reasonably-priced. The service is impeccable. In addition to an extensive lunch and dinner menu, the drink selection includes both current favorites and exciting new possibilities.

Cheri D.