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La Fiesta Mexican Cuisine & Lounge

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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628 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916 (Between Market & G Street)
+1 619-232-4242
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank JohnT-SueT
Holland, Michigan
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 not. We had a great experience. Our servers were professional and quick, and the food... More 

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Oakland, California
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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.

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119 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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
Iowa City, Iowa
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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, but when I’m in San Diego, seeing how Iowa is landlocked and Midwestern, I tend... More 

Thank Charles S
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256 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 patio to people watch in the charming Gaslamp district. The staff were nice and accommodating... More 

Thank Downtown1920
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72 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 enjoyed this place, watching passers-by and listening to the sounds of the city while having... More 

Thank DorisHeimgartner
Hamburg, Germany
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 point the whole experience was average.

Thank Bastian D
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 shared amongst each other so we could all try something different. Even my fussy youngest... More 

Thank ricky c
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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 did create a special order burrito for me, however it took two tries to get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?