Gainesville FL Restaurant profile: La Fiesta (Mexican)

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La Fiesta is a mexican restaurant that is on my recommended places to eat in Gainesville, Florida.  I was going to the Newberry road location for years, but now there is one in NW Gainesville, which is in my "neck of the woods", so I go here. 

Mexican is a pretty serious debate in this town.  I haven't eaten at every single Mexican joint in Gainesville, but I've been to a lot of them.  I've never had a good experience with Las Margaritas (I had a terrible pitcher of margaritas one time there too), although most Mexican fans love it.  I order food for take out often and everyime I get the food home it's cold, despite arriving early and the 5 minute drive home.

I've never had a bad experience with La Fiesta.  I love their mild refried beans, their queso and their vegetarian offerings, especially the Vegetarian Chimichanga. It is stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, onions, a little garlic, etc. then wrapped in a tortilla and flash-fried.  It is then smothered in the house queso and served with spanish seasoned rice and refried beans.  Another of my favorites is the very simple, yet delicious, Bean Burrito - enchilada style.  It is your standard bean burrito, but it has a very good enchilada sauce gently drizzled on top and mixed with a little queso.

My boyfriend likes the Combination Fajita, which is seasoned steak and chicken with sauteed onions and peppers. served with a side of beans, quacamole, tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce and tortillas.  He also likes the standard beef and been burrito and says the meat tastes like chilli mac meat (a little on the spicy side).

The margaritas here are very good, whether you go house or top shelf.  I also enjoy their cheese enchiladas and the vegetarian quesadilla (my old staple before discovering the chimichanga).  The prices are fair, the quantity is good and the food is hot and fresh.  Beware though: La Fiesta can get packed at night, especially on the weekend.

Now for some photos:









bean burrito enchilada style







La Fiesta Locations:

NW: 9513 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL (352) 335-8484

Newberry Rd.: 7038 NW 10th Pl, Gainesville, FL (352) 332-0878

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