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Boca Fiesta

Mexican, Southwestern
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232 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our family after moving our daughter out of her apartment; we were tired and had our little black mouthed cur dog with us. They sat us outside on the porch, which was a lovely setting under a big umbrella. Great atmosphere. Quick with the water and ice teas, thought I was tempted by some creative cocktails on... More 

Thank JanetteAF
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I really enjoy the gator tacos. The salsa used to be really good but the last time I was there, it wasn't what it used to be. But I'll give it another try when I eat there again. The cilantro salad dressing is AMAZING.

Thank Crystal F
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I always eat at Boca Fiesta during The Fest. Waiting time is a bit long (up to 45 minutes) but it's totally worth it! Menu is varied with lots of options for non meat eaters. I had a gator burrito once, which was an interesting experience (tastes a bit like chicken). Also... I'm not a vegetarian myself but tried their... More 

Thank Arjan v
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch with five friends a little before noon and none of us had ever been there before and we were all excited to try as we've heard good things. The restaurant seemed pretty empty at that time but our service was still slow. Once our waiter finally got around to taking our orders the food took almost... More 

Thank alexcarr11
Delray Beach, Florida
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256 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Hubby and I stopped in here during Sunday Brunch right after my tattoo was completed next door. They offered both a special Sunday Brunch menu as well as their regular menu, which is what we ended up ordering from. I love the menu and the options for vegans and vegetarians. We enjoyed the pizzadilla, but it was huge! We thought... More 

Thank TrvlGrl12
Tampa, Florida
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

I have enjoyed visiting this location a couple different times. I always recommend ordering a margarita while you are there - they always improve every restaurant experience. Every time I have visited with a rather large group (aprx 8) and they have both indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate. They have the full range of tex-mex options from burritos, to... More 

Thank srmcknight1
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

When the name of your restaurant is "mouth party", I expect some pretty awesome food, and this place delivered. I ordered two tvp and two tempeh tacos, and they were some of the best I've ever had.

Thank guyoncouch
Gainesville, FL
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254 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We ate dinner here recently after a rousing game of ping-pong and free billiards (Tuesdays) at the adjacent Palomino bar. Mild weather made the courtyard pleasant and it was not dominated by smokers. The fresh salsa with chips was excellent. A fish burrito with black beans and rice was a full meal at $8. Topped that off with a $2,... More 

Thank JFGainesville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Awesome service, cold beer, and the empanadas are really good. Open late night in downtown Gainesville. Met the owner and he's cool.

Thank JLOfromAug
Melbourne, Florida
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great place to people watch while enjoying craft beers and good food. Salads are the best with wonderful dressings. Bartender and servers were funky and fun.

Thank kat b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville

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