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La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
+1 254-756-4701
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“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“charro beans” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great Food
" From Cheese Enchilada's to Fajita's the food is outstanding."
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2. Delicious Drinks
"We usually get at least one Purple Margarita to share amongst us"
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3. Quality Service
"The staff are just like part of the family"
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat dinner. Food was fantastic, very authentic. Waiter was very attentive and price was reasonable.

Thank 2010camarors
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us!

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 30, 2018

The parking lot was pretty full, but there was no line and we were seated promptly. Our appetizers were served promptly and delicious. Our main meal of chimichanga and avacado enchilada were very good and portions were large. We saved room for their sumptuous sopapillia...More

Thank Beckyswa
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We agree that the cheesecake is delicious. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 12, 2018

We chose this restaurant for the patio but ended up eating inside to avoid the direct sun. The service was prompt, food was delicious, and the waiter was happy to tell us about other things to see in Waco.

Thank Forreal89
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

This place definitely did not disappoint. Excellent food, friendly waitstaff and a convenient location. I would highly recommend it

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been here in many years. Nice looking entry, bar, and roomy seating area to the left of the entrance. Friendly server that made good recommendations. Fried avocado was an excellent appetizer ... nice size portion, served hot, really tasty (and not greasy). Tex-Mex offerings...More

Thank CharlieinTexas
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2018

Charlie, Thanks for coming by! We redecorated La Fiesta a few years ago and we've received some great feedback about our decor. We're so glad you enjoyed your food and your service, and thank you for taking time to give us feedback. We hope you...More

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

Really good food And best Margaritas in town! Cheese enchiladas are excellent. Homemade tortillas yum!

Thank Q482CYjamess
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you enjoyed your experience at La Fiesta and hope you'll be back soon!

Reviewed August 23, 2017

Had about a 20 minute wait on a Friday night but enjoyed a fabulous chicken enchilada dinner. Also enjoyed an appetizer of a combo of guacamole and queso - very good!

Thank TexasRambler
Lynsey C, Public Relations Manager at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

With a name like Texas Rambler, you must have good taste in Tex-Mex! Glad you enjoyed your meal, and we hope you'll come back soon!

Reviewed August 9, 2017

Was visiting my niece in Waco and she recommended this as a good dinner spt. She is a vegetarian, and my wife and I are not so the menu had options for us all. The lcoal cuisine was fantastic, my wfe loved the fish tacos;...More

Thank Stephen K
Lynsey C, Public Relations Manager at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Stephen, thank you for stopping by! We're glad we could provide something for the whole family. We look forward to your next visit and another round of purple margaritas!

Reviewed July 31, 2017

We asked our hotel manager for a recommendation on Mexican food. She said "definitely La Fiesta". We were in Waco for 4 days and ate here twice! The food was so tasty. Try the Cilantro and citrus rice and the sweet corn cake as your...More

Thank dpleake
Lynsey C, Public Relations Manager at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2017

Thanks y'all! We're glad you enjoyed us and hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Waco. Come back and see us!

Reviewed July 11, 2017

I love the food here! Lots of choices & if you've never had their stuffed avocado, wow, to die for! Haven't had anything we didn't like after multiple trips!

Thank Arlene B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-756-4701
  • E-mail
Waco's favorite Tex-Mex restaurant! Freshest (never frozen) and finest ingredients used in all menu items. Happy Hour weekdays 3-6:30. Our frozen margaritas are another Wacoan's fav. Live music nearly every Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights. We are proud to serve vintage Tex-Mex from original Castillo family recipes. Back in the good old days, before there were pre-formed taco shells and canned enchilada sauces, restaurant Tex-Mex was just like homemade. At La Fiesta, you'll find the same home-style flavors - and the same fresh-fried taco shells, house-made spices, homemade tortillas, and made-from-scratch enchilada sauces that your grandparents once enjoyed. Host your next event at La Fiesta! We have a private party room and a banquet house, enabling us to host up to 150 people. We also cater and will deliver directly to you with a minimum order of 8 entrees.
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