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La Juanita

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1316 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51105-1421
712-279-0772
Today
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First Timer

My wife and I ate here on a suggestion from a friend and found it to be a fun local eatery with that simplified service of a no frills diner. We had to wait in line as it worked it's way to the counter to order and then help ourselves to a beverage before finding ourselves a booth. We found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Buttman73
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Lytton
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  • Late Night
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Lytton
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate here on a suggestion from a friend and found it to be a fun local eatery with that simplified service of a no frills diner. We had to wait in line as it worked it's way to the counter to order and then help ourselves to a beverage before finding ourselves a booth. We found... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Maxim and other reviews are right This food is great. Fish tacos, beef and bean burritos, and shrimp cocktail soup are my favorites. Believe the hype. Have cash though. No credit. Go in front door to avoid people asking for money aggressively, if you are a woman by herself.

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Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We visited La Juanita based on others' reviews. It was a fun place to eat - made us feel like a local. I'm not sure what is up with the spiced carrots - they must be a local favorite - but not many of us liked them. Overall, good atmosphere and large portions.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm not sure what the big deal is about this place. I have eaten there 3 or 4 times and each time was mediocre. The first time was awful. I had fish tacos and got sick. The meat is the same as any other mom and pop mexian place. No frills is right. 5 out of 10 I would say

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Who ever you are that mentioned La Juas is Tex Mex. You need to go back to Texas and stay there. I've been eating @ La Juas since I was 11 years old. Before they were famous . You cant get anymore authentic. 17 years later and they still have the best AUTHENTIC tacos on the planet. Hands down

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

La Juanita's is one of our absolute favorite places to eat. The food is delicious and reasonably priced and the place is locally owned. Most of the menu is Mexican and that is what I'd recommend getting, but they also have chicken strips for kids, plus burgers that are surprisingly tasty, so no need to choose somewhere else if there's... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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220 reviews 220 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We love La Juanita and stopped for a late supper on a Friday night. A local high school's football game had just ended and it seemed as if everyone headed to La Juas afterward. The line was clear outside the back door and into the parking lot but things moved quickly. I grabbed a booth while my boyfriend stood in... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

World famous burritos & many other mexican items. Great tacos with choice of many different meats. Add a slice of avocado for a real treat. Not a fancy resturant but clean & quick.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Three people on the street told us "you will not be disappointed". They were spot on! High paced food service with delicious results. The Mexican food was delish, hot sauce at the perfect can't stop dipping tempo. The kids in the booth behind me were munching excellent looking burgers too. Buns grilled on the flat top, yummm0. Total highlight for... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My teenaged daughter and her friends go here every chance they get! (And when she doesn't mind being seen with her mother and father, we go too! ;) The burritos are awesome, as are the fish tacos, and honestly, the three of us can get really full for under $20 - with drinks! Added bonus: everything comes with pickled carrots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1316 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51105-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Sioux City
  • Phone Number: 712-279-0772

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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