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La Siesta

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33 North 9th Street, Columbia, MO
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We dined here for lunch. The lunch specials are priced higher than peer places in town. We also had two kid orders. Our server then made a mistake on a quesadilla, bringing chicken instead of cheese. We asked for cheese, then were charged for it. We tried to argue, but to no avail and had to pay for it. the... More 

Thank Nick P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This restaurant is in my top two favorite Mexican Restaurants ever. The food is absolutely amazing, and the margaritas are delicious! This location is always super busy, so if you are going for dinner, get there early. Honestly, worth the wait because the food is so great though. Give it a try.

Thank ampress727
Saint Charles, Illinois
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85 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Chosen by our college son is in the downtown area so expect it to be crowded and to hunt down a parking spot and to wait. With that said it was pretty good Mexican food with great service and a great pitcher of Margaritas. Chips and salsa were complimentary and were good not great. I personally prefer my chips hot... More 

Thank Iamdunne
Goiania, GO
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

The price is fair, you can get huge portions with $10. Also, if you go on your birthday you can get one shot of tequila free with mariates singing happy birthday in Spanish. It's pretty cool. I really liked it.

Thank Lorrainecris
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221 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We shared a chicken fajitas. The chicken was a bit dry but flavorful. Huge portion, we barely dented it, no cheese which seemed odd. Did not like the margarita. Not good. We walked from the hotel. Area seemed fine. On street parking and there we no free spots.

Thank Japruzze
San Antonio, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Came down to visit family from Texas took the family of 13. The waiter was overwhelmed by himself they could have sent him some help he couldn't keep up everyone needed drinks people waited for food after everyone had got their food. Bartender seemed as he had attitude giving looks. The food is not authentic Mexican food it seems as... More 

1 Thank Jibarra8
Columbia, Missouri
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Love the food at all the La Siesta locations. Staff is fun, margaritas are tasty, and service is fast. Where else can you get avocado margaritas and the best cucumber salad in Columbia, Missouri?

Thank Sperry_113
Columbia, MO
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

No other place downtown Columbia has the variety of dishes and menu for Mexican food as La Siesta. I am a sucker for their flautas.

Thank sweetypuppy
Champaign, Illinois
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

La Siesta has an extensive menu. The four of us each ordered something different and we were all surprised with the large amount of food we received. Our service was good, but our server was not adequately able to describe the contents of the dishes on the menu. My tortilla soup was very good. My margarita was wonderful!

Thank Adagio_Travelers
Gulfport, Mississippi
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We had lunch here a few days ago and enjoyed the location and interior. The food was slightly above average, but still a typical Mexican restaurant. Portions are huge and prices are cheap, especially for lunch, so it's hard to beat.

2 Thank conorfox

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 North 9th Street, Columbia, MO
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?