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La Juanita

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1316 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51105-1421
+1 712-279-0772
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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206 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped in here for lunch on recommendation of local librarian and was glad i tried it - its a drive thru, take out to go , and dine in restaurant - I believe most menu items are made fresh and on site - i understand taco are very good - I ordered a burrito which arrived relatively quickly wrapped... More 

Thank Grover74
Sioux City, Iowa
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

I like this restaurant. It is small and not a place you would go for the ambience. But the food is very good. I really like the burritos. And the carrot sticks are unlike anything I have ever had. It isn't expensive. But when you have a combination of a small place, great prices and good food; just know that... More 

Thank Suzy T
Kingsley, Iowa
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

So good. I know...I just order 3 tacos every time, but they're the best in the city. My friend always orders a burrito with avocado.

Thank shennon61
Sioux City, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

La Juanita's is a interesting place that is somewhat difficult to describe. There are no waiters or waitresses. You place your order, pay for your food and pickup a few minutes later and seat yourself. What makes it such a curiosity is the "process". A crew of employees is at their station in the kitchen preparing food from scratch. Kind... More 

Thank rgun48
Sioux City, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Best burritos you will ever have. The steak burrito is my favorite. I have eaten here at least 10 times.

Thank breenj2016
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

They are two different types of Juanita's one in Sioux City Iowa and one in South Sioux City Nebraska did not go to the one in Nebraska it is not the same it used to be the same. This visit I did both first to the Nebraska one I couldn't even finish my nachos they were so gross. But on... More 

Thank Escobedosalon1187
Sioux City, Iowa
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Folks either love "la Juan" or hate it. The food is quite good, especially the carne asada items, served with lots of cilantro and onions. The guacamole is outstanding. Unfortunately the presentation and setting are not so great. It is small, noisy, and there is no table service. Counter ordering is hectic and error prone. I would eat here every... More 

Thank Cliff M
Sioux City, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This local location is one of the best places to visit while in the area. Their entire menu is fantastic and the service is always extremely fast. They were even named as one of the top burrito places in the country recently. Staff is always nice and easy to work with to get your order in and get on the... More 

Thank Tyler Z
Sioux City, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is truly a great experience for anyone who loves fresh, authentic mexican food. The best burritos, asada tacos and the chicken is spiced perfectly. Also, the jalapeño spiced carrots will keep you coming back for more. You will need cash and you will wait in line, but you won't be sorry. It's clean and it's a melting pot of... More 

Thank Mr H
Moville, Iowa
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The go to place for great mexican food in Sioux City. Everything is good...tacos, burritos, all of it. Steak tacos are my favorite with some rice and beans. Always busy, so be prepared to wait in line for a little bit.

Thank jess g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1316 Pierce St, Sioux City, IA 51105-1421
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Sioux City
  • Phone Number: +1 712-279-0772

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