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La Fiesta Grande

1107 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3211
626-441-6217
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Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 25, 2014
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English first
So Cal
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201 reviews 201 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have to give it one better because the service is pretty good, but those looking for real Mexican need to head into an area that isn't that nice to walk around after eating. Honestly, the food is edible but it isn't the most authentic. We eat here often since we get the restaurant.com GCs all the time. We get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I go here all the time. Really good food and fast,friendly service. I wish they would cook their refried beans with vegetable oil instead of lard since we are vegetarians but I'm not going to reduce their star rating for keeping their food authentic.

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Newport Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

La Fiesta Grande serves up tasty carnitas and tostada salads. Their margaritas are really good and excellent service. Not much ambiance, but the friendly service and tasty drinks will more than make up for it.

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South Pasadena
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Went with my wife for a week night dinner. As usual service was attentive and food was good. consistent and cordial.

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Nothing fancy just good Mexican food. Like always I ate lite. Carnitas and Carne Asada tacos al a carte. Good. I always look to service as a good indicator of quality. They made good on their bottomless soda. Filled my glass multiple times without my request. Great service, friendly people and great experience.

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This restaurant offers standard Mexican fare for a California diner who is not Mexican, does not care for Mexican food, and has little to nothing to compare it to. Nothing has made us ill, but all of it has left us disappointed the few times we have gone. Suggestion: Keep heading west to York in Highland Park and eat at... More

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Los Angeles
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Don't get me wrong. La Fiesta Grande is an OK restaurant. The food is rather bland though my wife does enjoy the soup. If something quick needed for dinner and close by, it will serve the purpose. However, better Mexican food can be found at several local establishments. Try El Cholo in Pasadena for a better fare and, to boot,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

The first time we came here we thought the food was awesome and returned quickly. Unfortunately, my second visit I ordered fish and was very disappointed. It was oily and I was quickly turned off. Perhaps it was just an off day, but my bad meal overshadowed my good one and I have not gone back.

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Monterey Park, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

It was good. They have all you can eat taco bar that rocks the world and they have is little tv but who needs a tv when that food is good

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South Pasadena, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012 via mobile

Friendly staff and delicious authentic Mexican food like my Mom used to make. We eat there often.

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