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Fiesta Cafe

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216 S 1st St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4120
+1 217-352-5902
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New York City, New York
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

i had no idea there were this many kinds of tequila. The food was delicious, classic Mexican. Not "nouveau" or pretentious. Just delicious. I had Chiles Rellenos--my yardstick for all Mexican restaurants. These were excellent. We will definitely come here when back in town.

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Thank 911didnotchangeme
Illinois
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

This restaurant was picked, by me, for a group of 7 because the online menu states they had vegan options. Our server, Amy, was very knowledgeable about what meals I could have or what I could switch out. We had two gluten free diners as well (it's always fun trying to find a place to accommodate us together...) and she... More 

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Thank SnewpeaB
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92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Standard Mexican dishes but done well. Their guacamole is extremely good. Everything else is good but nothing different than El Toro or most other Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Thank Marion M
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We enjoy the flavorful food with much more personality than the average Tex-Mex. Margaritas are good. Restaurant is casual with good service. We are long time regulars.

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Thank Kathryn W
Champaign, Illinois
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182 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Simply put, Fiesta café has the best margaritas in town. Very fresh; never mixed in a pitcher. Many different tequilas. We had organic Dolce Vita margaritas tonight – fabulous! Also try the Alex tacos, their specialty – Pork tacos, situated on a corn tortilla with cilantro and guacamole spread. Awesome! Salsa also very fresh. Their service was spot-on tonight, as... More 

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Thank Danno251
Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Nice place to go for lunch, dinner or drinks and chips. I've only had bad service once here. after waiting over half an hour for lunch one day we had to leave and hit fast food on the way back to work. All other times the food has been very fast. Watch the plates, they can be extremely hot.

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Thank DewChugr
champaign
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night with friends, atmosphere was nice with the outdoor seating. Service was prompt. Fish tacos were bland. Definitely need some type of seasoning. I loaded it up with the spicer salsa and it didn't help much.

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Thank elizabethchampaign
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Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

I have been dining here for about 10 years, and I will keep coming back. Great prices, for portion size. I really like Alex's pork tacos. It taste like everything is homemade. All of the servers are nice a friendly. I feel at home here, I always bring my friends and I hope they bring their friends and so on.... More 

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Urbana, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2016

The cockroach crawled out of my daughter's rolled, untouched silverware before other members of our group were there. I made the waiter "dispose" of it--he made no mention of it, like a "sorry" for example.The mouse ran out the door, from the interior of the restaurant, as we were leaving. The hair--not hers--appeared in the same daughter's food. If I... More 

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Thank tchrmom0922
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

I'm always looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant in Champaign. I did really enjoy the Alex tacos that I had which is their main special. Some of the other things on the menu are more catering to a less authentic seeking clientele, but for me I like cebollitas & cilantro. The chile rellano didn't do it for me. I Wish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 S 1st St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-4120
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-352-5902

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