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Festejos Mexican Bar & Grill

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905 East Main St., Clayton, NC 27520
919-359-2755
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Mexican Food

Let me start by saying this is NOT Tex-Mex. The food is more traditional Mexican Food with lot's of fresh vegetables and good sauces. The service is friendly and fast. The selection is varied with many different items to choose from. If you like Guacamole, Try Guacamole at the Table which is made... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
ncpeterson2004
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Let me start by saying this is NOT Tex-Mex. The food is more traditional Mexican Food with lot's of fresh vegetables and good sauces. The service is friendly and fast. The selection is varied with many different items to choose from. If you like Guacamole, Try Guacamole at the Table which is made at your table with two avocados and... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Out of all the Mexican restaurants around the Clayton area, I would rate this one the best. Their menu is not your average menu that you'll see at the majority of Mexican restaurants. They have some unique dishes that are good. My husband likes to get the fish tacos. I like the chicken enchiladas and the beef fajitas.

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Clayton, NC
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After a previously un favorable review because of service, we decided to return and try it again. The food was very good. Hot, quickly served to our table. The basic soft shell taco, beef burrito, rice and beans were very good, nothing outstanding, but very good. Portion quantities were good. The chips and salsa before the meal was excellent, fresh... More 

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Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

New to the area, we had a coupon and decided to check this place out. It was a sort of mid-afternoon "lupper" (that's a cross between lunch and supper), so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I had the carne asada; hubby had a seafood dish. They were very nicely presented and garnished, and the food was quite... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Had an amazing time really great people. The atmosphere is superb I always ask for Jonny as my waiter.

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I have been to this restaurant twice. The first time (a couple weeks ago) we went there during dinner. Ordered our meals, and my husband and I were both extremely disappointed. The food was extremely bland. The sauces taste cheap and the meal all around tasted like it was all bought from cans or prepackaged food, or a microwave dinner... More 

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Clayton, NC
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101 reviews 101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

The food is very good. The salsa is fresh and delicious. I had the tilapia which was a good size portion. If I was rating this review on the food alone, it would get 5 stars. The restaurant's downfall is the service. The overall quality depends on which server you get and what kind of mood the kitchen help is... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

They have a very friendly staff with a high quality of food and a very friendly staff. I love their salsa and often get their take-out. If I dine in, the margaritas are a must try.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Yes you heard it here. Fresh made guac right at your table. Here in Clayton, NC. WHAT?! Yes please! Authentic Mexican and other nationalities are represented here fairly well. One complaint/disappointment: I don't know if it's too bright in there or what. It's nice and clean. Just not very cozy for my liking.

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ClaytonNC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food, you will enjoy Festejos. It's not your average 'Mexican food' restaurant. They use fresh ingredients and you can taste the difference. The table side guac is one of the best I've ever had. The salsa has a little heat,and balanced nicely with the cilantro, not overkill with it! While pricing is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 905 East Main St., Clayton, NC 27520
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Clayton
  • Phone Number: 919-359-2755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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