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La Fiesta Grande

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1107 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
626-441-6217
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best (and only) Mexican restaurant in town.

It has the standard Mexican dishes you would expect, but the service is very good and the food is consistently good quality. Better than the chain restaurants at a comparable price. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel at home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It has the standard Mexican dishes you would expect, but the service is very good and the food is consistently good quality. Better than the chain restaurants at a comparable price. The staff is very friendly and they make you feel at home.

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Pasadena, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Mexican food for white people from the 1950s. Food is generic and bland. One positive: good spot if you have babies or little ones in tow.

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So Cal
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222 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1107 Mission St, South Pasadena, CA 91030
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-441-6217

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?