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“My Favorite "Comfort Food" Place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #170 of 251 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ellicott City, Maryland
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“My Favorite "Comfort Food" Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Okay, there are more "authentic" Mexican restaurants around. The menu hasn't changed in years. The decor is kind of hokey. BUT!!!! La Fiesta's large margaritas (on the rocks, with salt) are the perfect way to begin a weekend. For cheese lovers, the chili con queso is cheesy, a little spicy, and just the right consistency. The fajitas and queso burritos are tasty and the servings are large. The wait staff have been there for years and welcome you back, as does the owner. Prices are a little high for what you get, but their lunch buffet, specials, and coupons available from the local mailers bring the prices into a reasonable level for the "I don't feel like going out for a fancy meal, but I don't want to cook, either" kind of place to go.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank GroversMom
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English first
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“so-so food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

There are much better mexican restaurants in the area. This location has food that is mediocre at best.

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Thank Mary T
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Kingston, PA
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Was quite surprised. Great service, good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We love Mexican food and this place was perfect! Salsa and chips were probably the best so far. nice servings and very tasty food. Visiting area for soccer tournament and will definitely keep this one on the list for the future.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Momoffivegirls
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North, South Carolina
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565 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Check it out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Don't let the ordinary looking outside keeo you away from this great Mexican restaurant. The food is very good; excellent guacamole and huge margaritas. All food we tried was tasty and spiced just right. Service was very good too. Worth another visit for sure!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Cands2
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Laurel, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Salsa Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We eat here more than restaurant. The food, especially the queso burrito and fijitas, is very good. What sets it appart from other Mexican restaurants is the salsa, provided you like garlic!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Bill D
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