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La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

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7038 NW 10th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32605-3147
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful service

I have been here for lunch multiple times. The owner is a great person and the staff is super friendly. The food is authentic and they give you enough for left overs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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  • Families with children
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English first
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Food is mostly good but does depend on what you get and this time was smaller portion. May have been a one time thing or maybe it is headed this direction. Cashier had me and my kids waiting for not sure how long so I went to ask and the food had been sitting there with her and she didn't... More 

Thank john g
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have been here for lunch multiple times. The owner is a great person and the staff is super friendly. The food is authentic and they give you enough for left overs.

Saint Augustine, Florida
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Another good spot. Quick service, and good food. They actually play Mexican Music in this restaurant which I think adds to the ambience. The waiter gave me a choice of hot or mild on the salsa. Don't get that everywhere? The food was really good. I had the number 8, the price was right and I was very satisfied. The... More 

1 Thank Father T
Fort Myers, Florida
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158 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our waitress was very nice and efficient. The complimentary chips and salsa were excellent and they were the best part of the meal. I ordered the cheese quesadilla with chicken. The chicken was marinated in something interesting. It was extremely salty and I could hardly stomach it and I love salt. My friend ordered the fish tacos. They were very... More 

Thank Brooklynn88
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Based on the previous review we decided to call to see if they were closed, found out that the address listed was the old address. I let the management know so they can correct it. I had the cheese and onion enchiladas with chili con carne on top instead of the standard sauce. That was a great decision! The chili... More 

Thank Beth L
milford de
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Yes i give this hole in the wall 5 stars for the worst Mexican food on the planet The chis were good but this place does not serve quality or thoughtful cuisine unhealthy cra_! Service is borderline as well I will be kind to this restaurant and just say that they need to work on providing a better quality product... More 

1 Thank steve v
Gainesville, FL
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Very enjoyable evening with close friends. The restaurant is very nicely decorated. The temperature was very comfortable. (I generally find restaurants very cold in temperature) The music was very nice and very appropriate. But not too loud to cover up or drown out conversation. Our server was very attentive. Best of all the food was delicious.

Thank histo49
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I hear a lot of people rave about this restaurant but maybe they talk about someplace else. I visited their new location which used to be another Mexican restaurant. First they wanted to sit me in a section that was empty, I said I wanted to be with people and not alone and by myself. Their excuse was that the... More 

1 Thank Carlos C C
Miami, Florida
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

i visited location behind red lobster before owner change and it was not great experience. i then went because many bragged about la Fiesta. while service improved, food was pretty much the same.

Thank Marlene M
Fort Lauderdale
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Right next to La Quinta where we were staying so thought we'd give it a try. Very nice atmosphere, very good food, excellent service. My husband had the shrimp fajitas, the shrimp and vegetables were very fresh. I had the spinach enchiladas and they were also very good. As a vegetarian, I really appreciate it when a restaurant has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7038 NW 10th Pl, Gainesville, FL 32605-3147
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-332-0878

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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