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“This is what passes for great Mexican food?” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fiesta Mexicana

Fiesta Mexicana
Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Mount Vernon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Mount Vernon, Ohio
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324 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“This is what passes for great Mexican food?”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Granted I am from Texas originally and grew up with real Mexican food but this restaurant gets 4.5 stars from other people? To start with we went to the one downtown and people were outside waiting and cars were parked everywhere, so we went to the newer location closer to our hotel.

It was clean. The wait staff and the food were slower than a snail. My wife ordered guacamole on the side with her dinner. The waitress brought out the guacamole and said our food was on the way after a long wait. Then fifteen to twenty minutes later our food came. The only thing hot on either plate was my jalapeno stuffed bacon wrapped shrimp and the veggies on the iron hot plate. Her entree of shrimp in a sauce was stone cold as was her rice. My rice and beans were as cold as hers. They didn't bring any tortillas and seven or eight minutes later they brought them and they were stone cold. To top it off we had to wait another fifteen to twenty minutes for her to appear and bring us our check.

This was more than a bad day for them, it was a disaster. It will be hard for me to go there when we move to Mt Vernon and give them another chance.

Visited April 2014
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English first
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Are you kidding?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Apparently, most of those reviewing have only tasted Taco Bell as a comparison as our "authentic Mexican" was far from it. Uninteresting menu, inaccurate food description from wait staff and bland food spoiled our enthusiasm.

Visited March 2014
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little touch of Mexico in Mt Vernon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The food is authentic Mexican food-not for those expecting Taco Bell's version. The atmosphere is great and the bar is stocked with great deals on margaritas. They do get really busy which can slow service times down a lot. If it's a busy day, plan on being there for a couple of hours.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mt. Vernon, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food and Margaritas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant serves authentic and delicious Mexican food. Some of the best in the country. It is reasonably priced and the décor is festive. Staff is friendly and courteous. And they serve wonderful margaritas. It is a great place to celebrate any occasion or just go for a simple meal.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FREDERICKTOWN
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Large portions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Mexican food at a good value. Good varied menu of items. We prefer their Coshocton avenue location. The High street location is VERY noisy.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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