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“Quality of the food is uneven” 3 of 5 stars
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La Fiesta Restaurant
240 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1319
650-968-1364
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Ranked #24 of 298 Restaurants in Mountain View
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Quality of the food is uneven”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

My friend grew up in Mexico and I have lived in California and Mexico most of my life, so we know Mexican food. This restaurant was recommended as very authentic - the real deal. Overall, we were disappointed. The salsas and chips were good. They have several kinds of good homemade salsas - not just the standard tomato stuff. But the entrees were lacking. My friend ordered a fajita salad - which consisted of cold, dry, and touch strips of beef on salad. I had pork in a chile sauce that was insipid - and that meat was tough as well. The other dishes our friends ordered were better, but not what i would call "authentic." The waiter was indifferent and not very helpful. We spoke to him in Spanish thinking that he was having trouble understanding us, but that didn't change his attitude.

The restaurant was full and is supposedly popular, so maybe we were there on a bad night. Pretty pricey for the quality - For example, the bowl of tortilla soup was almost the same as an entree.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great chili verde”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Dinner with friends and our respective kids (ages 5 to 12) for a mid-week dinner. Fairly busy but the service was prompt and efficient, the atmosphere convivial and everyone enjoyed the food.

The chili verde was voted "extra tasty" by all concerned.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
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“Best caldo de Pollo Ouside Mexico”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

I had a "caldo de pollo" The best I have had outside Mexico. Nice place.

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“Not bad place for Mexican food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2008

Not bad place for Mexican food.

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“$$ May I recommend the...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

$$ May I recommend the Chicken with the mole sauce.

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