This page relates to the following restaruant:
La Fiesta Restaurant
240 Villa St
Mountain View, CA 94041
Why I think this is a ripoff:
I went to La Fiesta with a group of about 15 people.
We ordered 4 1-liter pitchers of margaritas. Pitchers of margaritas were listed on the menu at $17.75 each.
The server asked if we wanted "good stuff".
What's a person to say? "No, we want the sucky margaritas"?
We ordered another two pitchers, not bothering to ask about the cost of margaritas that don't suck.
When the bill finally came, the charge was for $143.10. The explanation was that the pitchers of good stuff were $23.85 a piece. When I asked about where that price was on the menu, I was advised that the price was based on 3 "Dr. Agave" margaritas at $7.95 a piece.
Basically, the food is priced reasonably... or at least, the price is on the menu. But with so many Mexcian restaurants around, why patronize one that rips people off?
Comments from other sources:
- I love this restaurauant but I once ordered rice and beans with chips and this came to over $15.00 and ever since then I have not felt quite the same about this restaurant. It is very good and very expensive.
- I've been here about 4 times and it was always very good with a nice selection of salsas with chips. The atmosphere is very colorful. The value is great!
- Yum! Good Mexican food, but kinda crowded. Seems like a little older crowd then Fiesta Del Mar.
chefmoz dining guide: http://chefmoz.org/United_States/CA/Mountain_View/La_Fiesta_Restaurant940274678.html
- La Fiesta has a great selection of upper end Mexican Food, including entrees like Carne Asada and the full complement of burritos, Enchiladas etc. The Mole and "Grandma's" sauces, though are top notch, and some of the best that I've ever had. The Mole Enchiladas, in particular, are always really good. There is also a big selection of tequilas, and the staff is normally quite friendly [18 Oct 1999 12:29:02]
Mountain View Voice: http://www.mv-voice.com/morgue/2000/2000_04_28.best2000.html
- For those crazy for fine Mexican cuisine, here's Mountain View's best, voted the place for traditional and special Mexican dishes for the second consecutive year. Aside from offering a very full list of margaritas to choose from, La Fiesta also offers platters, a la carte items, and appetizers that will keep you coming back for more.
Mercury News: http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/entertainment/eye/4629116.htm
- Since 1977, homey La Fiesta has attracted a loyal following. The founders' daughter took over a year ago, maintaining high standards for heirloom recipes. Lunch and dinner daily. $. Full bar. * * * (SH)
Palo Alto Weekly: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/restaurants/cgi/food_long_fab.cgi?food_name=La%20Fiesta
- ... your taste buds will do a lively dance for some of the best and most authentic Mexican cooking around.
OK, give me a break!
There's nothing wrong with the food that La Fiesta serves, nor with the ambience, or the service. Even the rest rooms are satisfactory (or at least the men's room). But "satisfactory" describes this place pretty precisely. The food is generic "Mexcian restaurant"... tacos, tostadas, burritos, chimichangas, etc., tossed on a plate with rice and beans. Absolutely nothing special about the food. Our only complaint is that the Margaritas that don't suck, which aren't anything special, are overpriced.
We can find our tacos and Margaritas somewhere else. It's "sayonara", not "hasta luego", to La Fiesta.
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