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“Still a favorite” 4 of 5 stars
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La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
8825 Centre Park Dr Ste B, Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-7182
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Ranked #73 of 224 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican, Pizza
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Washington, DC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Still a favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I don't get there as often as I'd like, but have been going about a half-dozen times per year for over 10 years and it is is still consistently good. Never had a bad meal, never a poor dining experience. Always a good choice for Mexican food. I think the best Mexican/Latin restaurant in the area is Azul 17; it's more up-scale and had has a fresher, more trendy menu. But for good, comfortable Mexican restaurant with traditional favorites and tasty margaritas, La Fiesta is always a solid pick.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“My Favorite "Comfort Food" Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Okay, there are more "authentic" Mexican restaurants around. The menu hasn't changed in years. The decor is kind of hokey. BUT!!!! La Fiesta's large margaritas (on the rocks, with salt) are the perfect way to begin a weekend. For cheese lovers, the chili con queso is cheesy, a little spicy, and just the right consistency. The fajitas and queso burritos are tasty and the servings are large. The wait staff have been there for years and welcome you back, as does the owner. Prices are a little high for what you get, but their lunch buffet, specials, and coupons available from the local mailers bring the prices into a reasonable level for the "I don't feel like going out for a fancy meal, but I don't want to cook, either" kind of place to go.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“so-so food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

There are much better mexican restaurants in the area. This location has food that is mediocre at best.

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Kingston, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Was quite surprised. Great service, good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We love Mexican food and this place was perfect! Salsa and chips were probably the best so far. nice servings and very tasty food. Visiting area for soccer tournament and will definitely keep this one on the list for the future.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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North, South Carolina
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232 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 158 cities Reviews in 158 cities
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
“Check it out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Don't let the ordinary looking outside keeo you away from this great Mexican restaurant. The food is very good; excellent guacamole and huge margaritas. All food we tried was tasty and spiced just right. Service was very good too. Worth another visit for sure!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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