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“Bueno”

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #393 of 574 Restaurants in Gainesville
Cuisines: Mexican
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Sanford, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Bueno”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

In Gainesville to look at zoo tech program at Santa Fe. This restaurant was about a mile away. Stopped expecting ok but it was very good. We were seated and greeted promptly, and chipped within seconds. They have a lunch menu and we both ordered from it. Both meals were large portions, cannot imagine what dinner portions would be. They have come products.... Yah for the diet coke fans. Meals came quickly. Food was good, very good. What super impressed me was the waitresses, they never quit moving. They worked together to make everything better!! You could eat lunch here and tip for $10... not bad.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Florida
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Have been eating here for years and years. The people are so very nice. Great salsa, Wonderful chile rellenos. Both locations are excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Gainesville, FL
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“NW 39th Avenue Gainesville Location”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

The menu, atmosphere and prices were very good and the service was excellent. However our tabs had an automatic 18% tip added upon which tax was improperly charged. Our party which included a mathematics professor, an attorney and three others with doctorates questioned a befuddled staff about this and they did adjust our bills. This isn't a reason not to dine a La Fiesta but you should double check their math.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank doctorpatrick
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Gainesville, FL
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Service, Tasty Food”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We were a party of 9 last night at the NW 39th Ave location, and the service was outstanding. The server returned to our table many times to see if anyone needed anything. The serving portions were large. Several folks asked for boxes and took home part of their meal. In my opinion, the food was good, but not outstanding. I ordered the Dos Tacos dinner with soft tacos. The chicken tacos and accompaniments were as described and tasty. However, I would not describe the food as authentic. It didn't come close to what I have had during several trips to Mexico or even at La Tienda here in Gainesville which I consider more authentic.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank crawley20
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Ocala, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Would eat there again”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Good mexican dishes. Fresh salsa and tortillas. Enchilladas and buritos were delicious. Each sold separately.

Visited May 2012
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