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La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
+1 254-756-4701
11:00 - 22:00
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Rockport, Texas
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

August 2017 my husband & I traveled to Waco to watch our youngest daughter graduate as a Baylor Bear. We were hard pressed to find a restaurant in town that would make reservations for graduation day, but in all fairness, we did wait to make reservations 3 weeks before she walked. This restaurant was busy when we arrived, but our... More 

Thank Jeana R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Fiesta is truly a great restaurant with delicious Mexican Food that has a wide variety on the menu. From Cheese Enchilada's to Fajita's the food is outstanding. The famous frozen Margarita's are delicious and definitely have a kick! Having lived close by to Waco for 3 years and visiting Waco quite often, let's just say that La Fiesta is... More 

Thank Joe O
McKinney, Texas
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158 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the kind of place you hope to find when your out of town. My wife and I met some friends here while visiting Waco last weekend 2/25/17. Check out their website to see the family history and the history of this restaurant. Check out the huge diverse menu too. If you're in town and are wondering where the... More 

Thank Danny F
Benbrook, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess the review will not count for I used to work at La Fiesta years ago. However, the food here is so amazing..The new Renovations to the restaurant is fantabulous..Lynsey and Sam Castillo has went above and beyond to make each and every guest feel like they are part of the family. It also shows in the Servers that... More 

Thank Teegan J
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner there for the first time and it was excellent. Chips and salsa perfect. Our server, Aaron was wonderful. When in Waco we will definitely return.

1 Thank Sandra L
Sam C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

Sandra, thanks for the awesome review! Glad you enjoyed your first meal with us, and I look forward to the next one whenever you're back in Waco. 'Til then, Samuel Castillo III General Manager More 

Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Great place to eat with very nice waiter. We had large portions, nice burritos, and it was super good.

Thank TibL
Sam C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

The kind words about our place are much appreciated. Can't wait for your next stop in. Best, Samuel Castillo III General Manager More 

Spicewood, TX
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211 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Last time here the food was good but the atmosphere lousy. This go-round the live music was way too loud; too bad because the band was pretty good. We live near Austin, and we do live music shows frequently. There was no way we could've carried on a conversation there during dinner. Walked in last week. Immediately hit with loud... More 

Thank 1twangster
Sam C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

I'm disappointed you didn't enjoy your meal or experience here. We're all about fostering a fun experience, hence the music, but we don't have it every night. Perhaps on a quieter weeknight, you'll be able to enjoy our space. As for the food, our kitchen staff takes a lot of pride in every meal they serve here. If you weren't... More 

Owasso, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Best Mexican food ever!! Loved the salsa too. Service was great. Gage our server was super nice and efficient l! Great experience.

Thank Desha C
Sam C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the solid review, Desha! Glad the salsa, the service, and your meal were all so stellar. See ya next time. Best, Samuel Castillo III General Manager More 

Waco, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Started going in 1976. Used to be our favorite Mexican restaurant by far. Will never go again. Recipes have changed. Chips and salsa used to be great. No longer. Poor service, used to be great. Frequently cold food. Cheese in enchiladas not even melted. What a shame!

Thank 1benjy
Sam C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

I'm really disappoined to hear about this, because we haven't made any changes on our end in terms of quality. We're still committed to serving up the best stuff possible, so I'll be sure to touch base with the staff about maintaining our always high standard. Again, I apologize -- given you've been a fan of ours for a long... More 

Pinole, CA
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77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Ahhh ... Here we learned that Texas Mexican isn't the same as California Mexican. I also found that Texas ale isn't what it used to be. Draft beer here ... and excellent Tex-Mex.

Thank JacMcFar
Sam C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this review

You're definitely correct -- we're serving up good old fashioned Tex-Mex, so I'm happy you enjoyed it. Looking forward to your next visit! Thanks, Samuel Castillo III General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-756-4701
La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina is Waco's favorite Tex-Mex restaurant! Only the freshest (never frozen) and finest ingredients are used to prepare all menu items fresh daily. Our frozen margaritas are every Wacoan's favorite, so don't complete your La Fiesta experience without ordering one.

We are proud to serve vintage Tex-Mex from original Castillo family recipes. Back in the good old days, before there were pre-formed taco shells and canned enchilada sauces, restaurant Tex-Mex was just like homemade. At La Fiesta, you'll find the same home-style flavors - and the same fresh-fried taco shells, house-made spices, homemade tortillas, and made-from-scratch enchilada sauces that your grandparents once enjoyed.

Host your next event at La Fiesta! We have a private party room and a banquet house, enabling us to host up to 150 people. We also cater and will deliver directly to you with a minimum order of 8 entrees.

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