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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 - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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For "authentic" Mexican food, it lacks flare in flavor. Prices are decent, margaritas are great. They will make guacamole table side for you. I prefer seafood offerings such as seafood enchilada, but they don't offer anything like that. These guys are probably the most popular Mexican restaurant in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
traci830
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Clayton, North Carolina
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Clayton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For "authentic" Mexican food, it lacks flare in flavor. Prices are decent, margaritas are great. They will make guacamole table side for you. I prefer seafood offerings such as seafood enchilada, but they don't offer anything like that. These guys are probably the most popular Mexican restaurant in the area due to their location. Parking is limited as the lot... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The service was slow. We waited 10 min for our check. Stood in line to pay without it and she was sitting at the bar! The food was ok. Flautas were unimpressive. As well as the rest of the parties food Maybe it was on off night. 1st and last visit to this cookie cutter place.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are several good Mexican restaurants in the area but Festejos is by far the best. Most authentic and consistently good. Wait staff is attentive and friendly.

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Osterville, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We've been to several Mexican restaurants, and were pleasantly surprised by this one. It's a little hole-in-the-wall place, but the food and service were great. Tableside prepared guacamole was awesome... we were all licking our fingers! We just moved to this area and can't wait to go back. The prices are very reasonable, as well.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best Mexican food in Johnston County. Make sure to ask about off-menu items and daily specials. Killer margeritas as well. If you cant get to Chuy's, come here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have never had a bad experience here. Very generous portions and good prices. We usually split the Festejo Fajitas because of the large portion. This is our normal Saturday dinner spot.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

14 friends had dinner for Cinco de Mayo. Yes the restaurant was busy but a table of 14 means money to a waitress or waiter. In 2 1/2 hours we were lucky to have received a couple of beers each. It took 45 min to put our food order in then another hour and a half to get the food.... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Best Mexican food around. Guacamole sauce is the best I'eve ever eaten. Service was slow and iffy....so be prepared for the wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Do not come here if you are in a hurry. This place has the best food of the comparable places nearby, but every time we go eat its a 90 + minute event! Even just to get a drink it takes forever. Not sure where the breakdown occurs, but Mexican food is supposed to be fast!!! :) Food is delish,... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good Mexican food, and a lot of it, you won't go hungry. $1.00 beer night and a couple of dinners for short money. Clean restaurant, quick and fresh food well prepared.

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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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