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La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine & Lounge

628 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
+1 619-232-4242
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
27 Jan 2017
7 Dec 2016
“Really good food and they didn't mind our kids!”
Closed Now
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
628 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

On our to the Gaslamp District, we found that the La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant at 828 Fifth Ave., San Diego has been CLOSED with another business slated to open in the same spot. Owner sold & apparently retired.

6  Thank JohnT-SueT
Reviewed 8 December 2016

La Fiesta from the outside looked like a slightly upscale mexican restaurant, and we were a bit nervous about taking our two young kids in. They did seat us a bit away from other diners I noticed, but hey they had the space so why...More

Thank Pete4vol
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The food was just OK. And the service was nothing special. I'd recommend looking for other places to get your Mexican food fix in San Diego.

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped by for Sunday brunch. It was quiet as the Chargers were on TV so everyone was at the sports bars. The Frittatas and Quesadillas were quite good. Chips and salsas were kept replenished. Service was friendly and efficient. Nice spot for people watching.

Thank reptilevancouver
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I visited La Fiesta, in the Gaslamp, with a friend a few nights ago. This was my first visit, but it was the second visit for my friend whom recommended that we stop here for dinner on that faithful night. Iowa is where I reside,...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I was instructed by a couple people to go to Taco el Gordo, but unfortunately was told by my hotel bell boy that the new marina location was not yet open. I ended up at La Fiesta instead, mainly because it looked like a nice...More

1  Thank brendabeachbum
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a charming little restaurant in the beautiful Gas Lamp District. There's a small outside patio with heaters above, so it's really cozy. As city restaurant outside patios seem to be something rather rare in the US (at least compared to Europe), we really...More

Thank DorisHeimgartner
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was sitting outside. The service was ok, no complains there. I had the guacamole and the short rib barbacoa. The presentation was nice. The guacamole was nice but nothing you will think of the next day. The barbacoa was simply dull. Considering the price...More

Thank Bastian D
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wow.. service A+, food A+.. We are from Australia and we really wanted to try some authentic Mexican food. We found the right place! Our waiter was so friendly and helpful, other staff in between were also nice. We ordered so many different meals and...More

Thank ricky c
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed that this restaurant was set in the Gas Lamp District, and therefore made for a good place to stop for lunch and watch the foot traffic go by and listen to the activities. The food was fine, and the service was pleasant. They...More

Thank Marcia W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 628 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
    (Between Market & G Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego MTS Trolley: Blue Line, C Street Orange Line, Convention Center
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-4242
  • E-mail
La Fiesta is located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego and within walking distance of the major Downtown hotels.La Fiesta is proud to offer a modern twist on traditional Mexican cuisine.Our new menu is a collaborative effort that was thoughtfully inspired by the talented Chefs Sara Polczynski and Aaron Valenzuela.La Fiesta has a collection of tempting specialty margaritas and over 50 different tequilas offered daily. Come in for our daily happy hour to sample the best the Gaslamp has to offer.
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