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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 - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Rough around the edges but good food!

My sister told me that we HAD to go here while in Sioux City, and I'm so glad we did! The line was constantly over 10 people deep to order. I had the steak tacos with rice and my husband had a steak burrito. Both were amazing! I also had the pineapple drink which was super tasty and refreshing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
TaraHexplorer
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My sister told me that we HAD to go here while in Sioux City, and I'm so glad we did! The line was constantly over 10 people deep to order. I had the steak tacos with rice and my husband had a steak burrito. Both were amazing! I also had the pineapple drink which was super tasty and refreshing. The... More 

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Wayne, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

When you say Mexican, everyone knows La Juanita. I have been eating there since they opened first in S Sioux. Prices are good, and the food is great.

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Sioux City, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Try not to go during peak hours,. Oh wait a minute, it's always peak hours at La Juanita. Everyone eats there! You always feel welcome. As evidenced by the vast variety of patrons at any given time. The line may be long but it goes fast. Specials, dinners and Ala carte. Take out is a quick dinner option. My favorite... More 

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Jefferson, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

La Juanita's is my most frequented restaurant in Sioux City, IA. They have the best burritos in town by far!

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Lytton
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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