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La Sierra Mexican Restaurant

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800 N Beeline Hwy, Unit A, Payson, AZ 85541-3785
928-468-6711
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hit and miss

This restaurant is nice inside and the staff is pleasant, so that's a big plus. The food is a bit hit and miss. My Carne Asada was a good portion and I liked it quite a bit, but my partner's Steak La Sierra was too fatty and had a strange flavor. It was edible, but that's about all. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
davegidd
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Bonsall, California
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  • Large groups
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

La Sierra is our favorite stop for Mexican food when we go through Payson. It is about as authentic as it gets and the price is very fair. No computers in this joint, just really good Mexican food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went there as a group of 13, with ages spanning 1yr to 39yrs old. I LOVE Mexican food, and I have eaten at many different Mexican restaurants throughout the U.S. And I can honestly say this is the worst food! Only 2 people (one of them being the 1 year old!) out of 13 finished their meals. It literally... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Heading home and needed something other than fast good. Food was good, staff was friendly and the place was packed.

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Bonsall, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 569 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This restaurant is nice inside and the staff is pleasant, so that's a big plus. The food is a bit hit and miss. My Carne Asada was a good portion and I liked it quite a bit, but my partner's Steak La Sierra was too fatty and had a strange flavor. It was edible, but that's about all. I would... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were traveling through Payson at lunch time and wanted a place to eat (not fast food). We decided to stop at this Mexican place and had a very good lunch. Nothing to fancy and the usual stuff on the menu. The salsa was very good. I had the chicken taco salad and it was good, I like the guac... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Payson has been blessed with more than one Mexican food restaurant, and this is one of them. The decor is bright and inviting, staff is friendly, and unless they're swamped because there was a special event bringing people through, the wait isn't bad. Authentic Mexican food, tasty and great selection.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

There are dedicated vegetarian choices (enchilada sauce/beans are vegetarian) using lots of vegetables in the recipes along with the standard Mexican food choices which my spouse enjoyed much. The chips and salsa were very good; margarita was average. The service was a little slow and when my food came out wrong, the waiter told me that I had made the... More 

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Mesa, Az
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great food and service. It's 4:00pm on a Friday afternoon and the place is full. That should say it all. No complaints here.

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Lakeside, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We tried the La Sierra chicken dinner and it was delicious. The salsa is home made and was wonderful. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. It turns out that she is the wife of the owner. The menu is extensive and had some items that we had not seen before. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We drove up to Payson from the Valley for a day trip. We had narrowed the lunch selection to three restaurants based upon TripAdvisor reviews. After parking at the Swiss Village we browsed around a small boutique and struck up a conversation with the owner who spoke very highly of La Sierra. Decision made! The Cadillac Margarita was HUGE and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 N Beeline Hwy, Unit A, Payson, AZ 85541-3785
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-468-6711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?