Muy Bueno Mexican Restaurant
1751 Independence St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703, United States
Review №1

The freshest Mexican food in town. The most crunchy chips. The spiciest hot sauce. The sweetest margaritas. The best service.

Review №2

Lovely staff and delicious chips and queso! We also had two different margaritas and both were awesome.

Review №3

They should loose the green table cloth and switch to white it may have at one time been colors of the mexican flag decor but now they just have green its cheap and tacky. There isn't any chef special or any recommended dish or any signature dish to try which sucks cause it means every thing on the menu is going to be run of the mill. If you can't recommend me any dish that is good when I ask why do you work there. The first time I ate there the quesadilla it was lacking the cheese was over cooked to the consistency of rubber and even the chips and salsa were inconsistent with the second time I ate there. Which that trip was better. Quick note if you pay in cash it's less expensive.

Review №4

Muy Bueno is the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Cape Girardeau. When I lived there I ate there are several times a week over a period of years. The food is consistently excellent and service is likewise. It is a family-run business and the owners are always pleasant and enthusiastic. Once you become a regular there you are treated like family and they know what you like and they have it waiting for you without asking when you come in. The food there is easily as good as or better than anything I can find in St Louis and anytime the I am in Cape Girardeau on business or pleasure I make it a point to stop in and I am always greeted the same as I was when I lived there. The huevos rancheros and tacos de carne asada are the best.

Review №5

Tacos were delicious (except for the chicken, honestly it was bland and disappointing). I would suggest the Al Pastor and Barbacoa for the best tacos. Great staff and service every time I've gone ♡

Review №6

Love it. Great food, atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Quick service.

Review №7

Best cheese tamale I have ever eaten. Reasonable priced lunch special. Very friendly.

Review №8

We went on Wednesday 7-1 and sat on patio. Told woman inside we were out there when we arrived. We sat for 25 mins with nobody acknowledging us. We asked 2 times for someone to wait on us but were ignored. Food is good if you can get waited on. Sad part was it was not even busy. Oh well maybe next time.

Review №9

Amazing service and phenomenal food! From the owners, management, kitchen to the wait staff, everyone is constantly moving, ensuring customers have what they need and delivering an excellent dining experience. Best Mexican food in Cape, hands down. We had the queso to start with jalapeños, excellent and the salsa was very fresh. Deluxe nachos were piled high and delicious. Tamales and carne asada tacos were spot on. Triple fajitas were cooked perfectly, great flavor, hot, freshly made tortillas and veggies cooked well done as requested which never happens, even when I ask at every other restaurant. Special shout out to Holland who was our waitress; kept our drinks and chips full, speedy/attentive and very warm service, she was excellent! Highly recommend this place if you're looking for great food and even better service.

Review №10

Great tacos and guac. Little family owned Mexican place. Not really a hole in the wall, but not fancy. Good for a visit every trip.

Review №11

Definitely worth eating at. It's not my favorite place in town but it is really good. We received great service.

Review №12

Very good food friendly atmosphere

Review №13

Just had this, their favorite and only flavoring must be salt. I ate it and threw up everything. It may have been a new cook or something.You can also use their chips as ninja stars they are so hard. (That's why they got a 2 star besides 1)

Review №14

By far the best restaurant in Cape! Tasty and truly authentic Mexican food

Review №15

Very good food.

Review №16

Was virtually ignored by staff. Left because we never got waited on. Went to El Sol instead and it was amazing. Try El Sol

Review №17

We have been going to Muy ever since they opened in the little hole where you could hear them mashing the guacamole on the other side of the wall in the kitchen. Always fresh made authentic Mexican, not fast, thrown in the microwave plates you get at some places. Family owned and operated by some of the nicest people. Food is very tasty and better than your typical Tex-Mex restaurant. Usually not very busy so can be a good choice for a quick quite meal that is priced right. Number one Mexican restaurant on our list!

Review №18

Always such a great restaurant to visit. The staff is amazing and the service is quick.

Review №19

I live in western Kentucky every time I am going to pass through Cape I schedule so I can eat at Muy Bueno. In a world that is full of Mexican restaurants this one stands out. The food is excellent!!! The service and atmosphere are great. I have never written a review but this restaurant is so good I had to.

Review №20

Awesome food and service! Our first time there and it was a nice experience .

Review №21

Has good food and plenty of it

Review №22

Best in town.

Review №23

Great authentic Mexican Cuisine. Wonderful customer service

Review №24

Great Food and service. Best Mexican food in Cape Girardeau

Review №25

Best Mexican food in town! With some of the kindest hearts, service is always top notch!

Review №26

One of my favorite restaurants in Cape. Great food and excellent service! I eat at Muy Bueno at least once a week. Some of my favorites are: any of the tacos or enchiladas, pepper and cheese tamales, pollo guisado, and huevos rancheros. If you haven't been here, you're missing out!

Review №27

Best Mexican restaurant in town. Insanely good chips and salsa. I highly recommend the tacos.

Review №28

Love the food. Everyone is so friendly.

Review №29

Our favorite Mexican restaurant. The chips are the best we have had anywhere, and the service is very good.

Review №30

Great staff and wonderful food! I will always go here no matter what.

Review №31

Best Mexican restaurant you will ever eat at

Review №32

Excellent food and service

Review №33

My favorite tacos in town, fresh guacamole, and thick cut chips

Review №34

The service is awesome and its like going in for a family dinner. Chorizo is great, we highly recommend Muy Bueno!

Review №35

I came here with my family and the food was good. I had the carne asada it was juicy with a lot of flavor. The horchata is my favorite. I highly recommend this place, I came from Carbondale Illinois and Gaby is the best waiter.

Review №36

Go for the chips and stay for the tamales!

Review №37

There is NO better Mexican than this!

Review №38

Really good. Very generous amount of grub. The red sauce is nice and hot. Me and my buddy are both on low-carb, and they held the rice and tortillas on fajitas no problem. I had them hold the onions as well. We didnt get chips or any of that, so I don't know on those items

Review №39

Fantastic Food!! Competitive Prices, Good Service, Did I mention fantastic food? Best Mexican style I have had in more than a decade.

Review №40

The food was very very goodWould recommend to any one in cape

Review №41

Waitress was nice however the food was very dry and the rice and beans were not even warm. Chicken chimichanga tasted like canned chicken. Tamale was very dry. Left the parking lot of another Mexican restaurant to go here because of a higher rating. What a waste of money.

Review №42

It was amazing, I especially loved the steak fajitas. I expected good but not amazing. Also the wait times are a bit long but the food makes it worth it.

Review №43

I actually went in for the first time in years, just to get a gift card. In the past, food was very good. But the atmosphere now is dark, dingy, and not at all inviting, so I won't return for a meal (even though for all I know food may still be good).

Review №44

The place is good but not great. Service was very good, food was decent. I would eat there again but I would not go out of my way to do so.

Review №45

Excellent food and great waiter!!

Review №46

Great margaritas

Review №47

Their damn good!!

Review №48

Always fantastic. Great service, great food! And the staff is wonderful

Review №49

Authentic Mexican food...awesome!

Review №50

Fantastic restaurant!!

Review №51

Very good food, good deals. Good customer service.

Review №52

Great place for good Mexican food and margaritas

Review №53

The most authentic Mexican in the area. Fantastic!!!!!!

Review №54

Omg the wait staff r awesome and u gotta try the flange (spelling off sorry) it's mazing there

Review №55

Drinks were great and our lunches were super as well as Gabby she was very helpful with menu!!

Review №56

Good food and awesome service.

Review №57

Great prices, Large portions. Always leave full and happy.

Review №58

Good service. Good food and value for the price. Atmosphere was okay.

Review №59

Always 200% amazing. The food, the staff, EVERYTHING. It doesn't matter what she order everything they have is good.

Review №60

Outstanding everytime i eat here. Posole, tamales, ceviche, salsa, carne asada and house made sauces; all fresh and delicious. Staff are friendly and attentive. 10% off for military as well.

Review №61

Great food and great people.....but the service has become somewhat dependable. SLOW...last three visits have averaged 15 minutes for drink orders to be taken. The service pace continued to trudge on from there. 3 strikes and you are out?

Review №62

AwfulOrdered a Carne Asada burrito first of all I know what carne Asada is and the meat in my burrito was like mushy roast no flavor just mush and tasted awful. The food was cold. Never again will I order from there.

Review №63

Delicious. It felt like an angle, made of gold, spit in my mouth

Review №64

Don't eat here! I came tonight with. My family and two of my son's friends (party of 6). We arrived around 8:30, and there were no less than 8 open tables that appeared clean and only one party (of 5) ahead of us. They took over 45 minutes to seat us because the hostess appeared to be doing everything. We were not served until about 10:10 - I was just about to walk out. The food quality was not that good, either. My steak chimichanga tasted fishy. After we finished eating no check was delivered and the cashier charged me $82 and never provided a list of the charges. What a waste of time and money...

Review №65

Taco Tuesday is a great bargain. Small, flour shells with different fillings starting at $1.50 each. Great chips and fresh salsa to start.

Review №66

Our waitress was so accommodating I felt like she was my own mom. This is a great place to bring your family to! And the food is top notch.

Review №67

The service is always amazing. the tacos are always delicious.

Review №68

Taco Tuesday is the best! Great food at a great discount. The pozole on Saturday is also worth the trip! And Gabby and her family provides the best service to be found in Cape!

Review №69

There's a lot of good stuff here. The salsa is nice and sweet. The lunch specials are an amazing and filling the deal. The chips are absolutely addicting. And that red hot sauce--amazing. The best hot sauce in Cape!

Review №70

Always great fresh food and excellent service!

Review №71

I am extremely particuliar about where we eat out. No fast food at all except Panera. For quality, authentic mexican Muy Beano is the place. Other local places say authentic, when they should say we are taking quality shortcuts. The guacamole is FRESH! Its not some green sludge with some avacodas thrown in. Great service & totally reasonable prices round it out to a absolutely positive eating experience! Oh, if you have a sweet tooth, awesome homemade flan, YUM!

Review №72

Great service, authentic Mexican food. Reasonably priced.. Food is awesome every time I it...

Review №73

Best Mexican restaurant in Cape Girardeau. I adore their salsa and the bake their chips in house.

Review №74

I love the food and they are always great to us. I love that it is family owned.

Review №75

Amazing. I don't know why I have missed this place for over a year The chips are the best I've ever had. A little salty, little sweet. Thick and delicious . Carne asada tacos shrimp, burrito .. Awesome. Friendly and attentive service Great location. I will be coming back. Again and again

Review №76

It was ok, service and food thumbs up.

Review №77

This is at the top of my list of places to eat every time I'm in the area. The chips and salsa are particularly good.

Review №78

The Muy Bueno special is awesome.

Review №79

Simply delicious and the staff is amazing

Review №80

Fave Mexican place I've ever found in Missouri. And the best chips I've EVER had. My mother in law is from Texas and she even agree with me! They make there chips from scratch! The restaurant is owned and run by a grandmother, mother, and daughter! They are all so sweet and their margaritas are Amazing!!!! If it is taco Tuesday be prepared to wait! Theis place will be PACKED!!!! On Monday(I think) is their margaritas special and on your first visit you get a free question(white cheese sauce) when you texted their number!

Review №81

Love our Gabby!

Review №82

Food was OK, about what we expected at a local Mexican restaurant. The guacamole was outstanding for our taste: not too spicy, not overloaded with cilantro. The chicken in the fajitas was bland and very dry, it should have been much better. They were understaffed when we visited and service was quite slow. Our waitress was moving fast and had a good rapport with the guests, but there were too few employees for her or the cook to keep up.

Review №83

The best authentic Mexican food around! Friendly staff! If your lucky Mama might take a break from the kitchen and deliver your food herself! Such a wonderful atmosphere!

Review №84

Waitress was polite, outgoing and attentive. There was plenty of food and I can honestly say their tortilla chips are unmatched.

Review №85

We have been to Muy Bueno several times in the past two years. Obviously we enjoy eating there but yesterday it was a totally different experience. Our food was barely warm and the quality was not what we've come to expect and my husband was served a chicken taco instead of the beef he ordered. They were not busy but our server never seem to be around. We didn't have the time or patience to track her down so we finished our lunch and finally managed to get her attention so we could pay our check. We really hope they were just having an off day. We left very disappointed.

Review №86

Great food, family atmosphere

Review №87

Great near authentic mexican food.

Review №88

I love the authentic food here, especially the tamales and the Iengua tacos. Brought my oldest grandson and he also loved it, and his mom is a Las Vegas chef. Staff was wonderful. Highly recommended.

Review №89

Food was good, price was reasonable, service was prompt. Atmosphere could have been warmer. Dark and alittle dirty.

Review №90

Love Muy. Best chips with salsa when you sit down. I always get the tamales. Hand made in the kitchen. Very fresh. I eat here twice a month. Sometimes it is more convenient to go to another popular Mexican restaurant in the area. Every single time I leave saying, "Why didn't we go to Muy Buenos."

Review №91

Food is always excellent!Best salsa's, wish chipswere lighter flour type notthicker ones? Excellentservice always Gabytreats you like family!Beer served in icy cold mugs.

Review №92

Food was okay, prices were kind of high

Review №93

Great Authentic Mexican Food,Great Service, Clean Establishment...My family just moved to this area from California, so we know Authentic Mexican food, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PLACE...

Review №94

Awesome place to eat, the customer service is always great and this is my wife's and my favorite restaurant for Mexican food in this area by far. So if you are in the Cape Girardeau area stop by.

Review №95

The fish tacos and dine in service are great. However, trying to make pick up orders over the phone, they'll let the phone ring, I was put on hold and forgotten for several minutes and finally later just hung up on, twice.

Review №96

Delicious food, great drinks and fantastic service!!

Review №97

Great food, great service, great restaurant! Best guacamole you'll ever have! Love Muy Bueno!

Review №98

This is a family owned and operated restaurant. Once you get to know the family, they always take time to say hello. Just may have the best Guacamole I have ever had and the handmade tamales are another favorite of mine.

Review №99

Authentic Mexican food and very delicious. Service is great and reasonable prices.

Review №100

Great food every time

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  • Address:1751 Independence St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 573-335-6413
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Family restaurant
  • Latin American restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:11AM–9PM
  • Friday:11AM–9PM
  • Saturday:11AM–9PM
  • Sunday:Closed
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
  • Women-Led:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Transgender safespace:Yes
  • LGBTQ friendly:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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