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“Midnight Margarita”

Fiesta Mexican Grill
Ranked #66 of 120 Restaurants in Oneonta
Price range: $8 - $14
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The areas only authentic Mexican resturant.Fresh homemade cuisine. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. The real deal. Try us and you will love us.
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

The best Margarita's in town!!! Excellent Staff and lots of fun! :) The chicken and steak fajitas are out of this world!!

Thank Angela B
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

The farther a Mexican restaurant is from Mexico or the southwest, the less likely it will serve anything resembling good Mexican food. Fiesta Mexican Grill is very far from the border.

We only ate here because two other TripAdvisor recommended restaurants were closed on Sunday. The place was busy with a Margarita/birthday party crowd, but we were seated immediately by a server who was very courteous and accommodating.

We were pleased to see no big screen televisions at the Fiesta Mexican Grill.

Food wise, the meal started to go downhill with the chips and dip. Some of the chips were colored red, but were clearly made somewhere other than the restaurant. The dip was red and reminiscent of taco sauce. Pico de gallo sauce was available for an additional charge. We opted for a large order of guacamole. The small portion, about half a coup, of guacamole tasted fresh, but had too many onions in it. There were too many strong ingredients in it, so many that it barely tasted of avocado.

I ordered the chili rellenos with pulled pork. If you Google chili rellenos and click on images you will see what chili rellenos is supposed to look like. What I was served was what looked like a giant poblano chili floating a sea of watery green sauce. There was so much green liquid that it would have worked better if it had been served in a bowl. The breaded crust was sopping wet. The chili rellenos didn't resemble or taste of any Mexican or other type of food I had ever tasted. The pulled pork tasted boiled instead of usual twice cook meat used in Mexican cooking. I would like to say that this was a creative endeavor, but it was not. It was just awful Mexican food.

Rice and beans showed up late in the meal. Both were hot and were told that we could have as much as we wanted. Like everything, except the guacamole, The rice and beans were bland and tasteless. Their on saving grace was that they were served hot. You might think that having food served hot should be the norm. In western NY Mexican restaurants shy away from the tradition of serving Mexican food hot. Beans are often runny and the rice tasteless.

For dessert, I ordered flan. Again, if you Google flan and click on images, you can see what flan looks like. What was served to me at Fiesta Mexican Grill, was a rubbery quarter inch thick sheet measuring about 3 inches by 6 inches with some kind of caramel sauce squirted over it surface. The color was was kind of an off putting grey rather than the beautiful egg yellow of a real egg custard.

I recommend Fiesta Mexican Grill for birthday parties, where the birthday person gets a real sombrero, but forget the food. It would even be better if they advertised fun bar drinks, but bring your own food.

Fiesta Mexican Grill is not a place where I would return to recommend to anyone.

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3  Thank Maxlent
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

The food was OK, the price was OK, There was no real salsa for the chips or to add onto you selection. They brought out two bottles of "stuff" they called mild and hot sauce but we didn't like the flavor of ether. We wouldn't go back to try another selection because of that - we're used to good tomato based salsa!

Thank JAMeyers27613
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

The food here is great but what really sets this place apart is the staff. The wait staff was extremely courteous and attentive and always smiling. Try the Chile Rellanos!

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1  Thank kristen033
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We celebrated my daughters 21st birthday at the Fiesta Mexican Grill this past week. Food was great. They proofed her as they should and then provided a complementary Margareta and sombrero. Before we left, they sang to her. Great place to celebrate a birthday!!

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Thank NYTinkerbell3
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