Though coveting thy neighbor's wife or underground sprinkler system is beyond the pale, longing for a mouthful of his cuisine is an understandable desire. Satisfy desires to eat from the table of our nation's neighbor with today's deal to La Reyna on Keokuk Street in Iowa City. Voted one of Iowa's best restaurants by the Iowa Source in 2010, La Reyna wins over discerning diners with a menu of traditional dishes that owners Carmen and Carlos Legaspi craft from treasured family recipes. Grab a friend for a fun dinner of made-to-order tamales, margaritas, and homemade chips and guacamole, or swing by on Friday for the lunch buffet to get your hands on a bounty of tasty Mexican treats without needing to dismantle a pico-de-gallo-filled piñata.
- Out of a myriad of wonderful international food offerings in the region, La Reyna Supermarket and Taqueria of Iowa City won the most votes from our adventurous foodies! They gushed over La Reyna’s “to die for” pico de gallo, guacamole, and margaritas, and called the salsa and tamales “unbelievable.” – Sarah Kingsbury, Nina Benjamin and Claudia Petrick, Iowa Source