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La Sierra Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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800 N Beeline Hwy, Unit A, Payson, AZ 85541-3752
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I haven't had a good chimichanga in years. La Sierra served me a delicious chicken chimi with melted cheese inside. The chicken was seasoned perfectly and the shell was flaky, not greasy. My spouse had tamales and oh man were they wonderful! We were served promptly, even though the place was packed. I wasn't keen on the beans or rice.... More 

Thank queenofapology
Big Bear Lake, CA
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked across the street from our hotel for dinner one night. The service was friendly, the food was decent, the prices were good. My husband had the #1 combo with a chile relleno and a cheese enchilada. I had the shrimp burrito. We were both pleased with our choices. We would recommend this place to a friend.

Thank bbtraveler_11
Carefree, Arizona
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a busy place during the lunch hour. We were seated quickly and given chips with salsa. The chips were still warm. They gave us each a small bowl for our own salsa which was a nice touch. We had limited time for lunch and had to get a server's attention. Made the order and waited 10+ min for... More 

Thank Victoria P
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four people for dinner and the food was good. My wife's margarita was HUGE! I had a taco salad with shredded chicken and she had the fried red snapper. The whole fish came out... eyes and all! She loved it. Friends had Carne Asada and a nice chicken with red sauce and rice. All was good. We'll go back.

Thank Ron W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was subpar, but more importantly the food was mediocre at best. Example: their "salsa" is literally marinara sauce with cilantro tossed in.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bryan, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fish tacos, seviche tostada, and green corn chilies. They were all delicious! Included warm chips as an appetizer and rice and beans. Service was fast and friendly and reasonable prices. The only glitch was getting the wrong bill, but that was easily remedied.

Thank Emily E
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My regular place for Mexican food in Payson. The food here is flavorful without burning your flavor buds with excess spiciness. Try my favorite, the chili reallano (sp), or any of their specials. Their salsa is excellent!

Thank Vicki T
Walpole, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for a couple cocktails. They were yummy and the chips and dip were standard. Spinach white cheese dip was great.

Thank KristyLynn17
Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

There are more than your fair share of Mexican restaurants in most cities...but La Sierra stands out for service, food quality and taste, and family atmosphere. Hubby and I both had the ground beef tacos, and they were delicious. Stop in and try it.

Thank josephinen515
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Coming up from Phoenix, I usually turn right in Payson to head up to the rim. I have learned to go straight through the main intersection in Payson to get to this fabulous Mexican restaurant. The table salsa is definately gringo style, so ask for the hot salsa and/or the tomatillo salsa. I had the asada plate, and it was... More 

Thank Doc S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 N Beeline Hwy, Unit A, Payson, AZ 85541-3752
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-468-6711

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