Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill - Fairfield

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill - Fairfield

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://geronimobarandgrill.com/
  • Phone: (203) 955-1643
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Scott
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine Creek Rd
  • Public Transit: Located near the Fairfield train station. Bus stop at front door
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer substantial parking in our over-sized parking lot!
A word from Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill - Fairfield
Geronimo Southwest Grill and Tequila Bar is based upon the authentic cuisine of Santa Fe. Deeply rooted in the traditional foods of the Native Americans of the southwest. Southwestern cuisine takes its cues from the land. Its primary ingredients consist of corn, beans, chile peppers, rice, tomatoes, avocados, pork and bison. Slow-stewing meats were a means by which to tenderize the less than stellar cuts of beef, and the natural heat from the various chile peppers gave southwest cooking its original reputation as being hot and spicy. The bold flavors of this rustic cuisine are now considered to be an art form.
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Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill - Fairfield reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)neighborhood gem (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fun place but needs some work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fun place..great guacamole and appetizers..service on a busy night was terrible. We were a large party and the meals came almost 15 minutes apart. They need to work on this.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great hot spot
    localsocial
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    7 of us went to Geronimo, sat at a glass-top table with live scorpions underneath! We thought they were fake until one moved. Food was excellent and if you upgrade on the tequila, the margaritas are very good. The bar is always active. Good hot spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the hype
    curlygirl
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We got there for our 8pm reservation and there was a waiting list. The front end staff cancelled my reservation on OpenTable, so I had to email about getting my points. The service was fine - we liked our waitress very much. We ate upstairs which was nice, but I think that hampers the service. I'm glad we did, because the noise downstairs was unreal. Bar scene looked good and the restaurant was packed, but I'm not sure what the hype is about. Crawfish tamale was a hunk of masa covered in crawfish (as opposed to inside the masa). The fry bread was not as hot as it should be - almost like they fried the breads ahead of time. My margaritas were good. I'd go again maybe on a less busy night to give it another chance.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We loved the guacamole table side ! We had shrimp tamales, which was good, except no meat inside, very grainy, but the sauce was delish! The only real complaint we had is pp smoking right outside the door n butts all over the entrance, turned me off!!! If they could make pp smoke a distance away from entrance, place is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    KTG64
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The delicious guacamole is prepared fresh at the table. Great entrees! The service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Hot Spot
    Terri143
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food is superb, staff is friendly and knowledgeable, decor is exceptional and unique and drinks are unbeatable! I travel 45 minutes to enjoy this gem and it is soooo worth the ride!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food, service and vibe
    JCW77VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    love love love the fireplace in the bar area when you first walk in, esp on a cold rainy night. amazing veggie chili. Had the quinoa stuffed pepper, which was very good. i'd suggest holding off on all the sauce put on it... was a bit overkill but other than that it was great. tres leches for dessert was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a newly opened restaurant
    beachfoodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is a newly opened restaurant in Fairfield. We found the food to be very good and the ambiance was energetic and fun. The restaurant is decorated in an authentic theme and even includes a real enclosed scorpion round table you can sit at. The variety of tequila was amazing and the margharitas were good as well. The tableside quac is to die for. They make it fresh by your table. We had early reservations for a weekend (530pm) and did notice it got much busier and louder as the evening wore on. Overall we had a great time, and everyone loved the dish they ordered. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a fun dinner out, and a bit of a different restaurant atmosphere and menu than what we already have in Fairfield.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geronimo this time you failed me
    foodies
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    staff is inexperienced, not trained, and no etiquette. Food is pricey and does not fit the type of food served. Upstairs is too hot, too laud, and too dark to read the menu. The menu is too compact, small fonts, and not clear.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice vibe - we had great service!
    lala
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food tasted clean and fresh with updated comforting options. There were many offerings to satisfy different cravings. We chose the Elk chili which was excellent. It had a smoky flavor to it. The tortilla soup which was nice (and not too salty). The puebla salad which was fresh and crunchy. A very nice balance after the hot chili and soup. Table side guacamole large & delish. We enjoyed the quesadillas~ grilled vegetable & chicken options were devoured. The portabella burrito which was a rich vegetarian option. We also had the Roasted Butternut Squash Mash & Sierra Nevada Black Beans both were tasty! Our daughter has food allergies and they were thorough in checking back with us. they modified her choice to make it safe for her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geronimo's In Fairfield, CT
    MickeyHerbVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great new restaurant in Fairfield. Extremely popular right now, and very crowded, and noisy, but food was superb, as was service. It will be even better when the place settles down, and the crowds abate some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geronimo no more!
    Jayman
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This was our fourth visit to what we thought was a real gem - not so sure after this! Previous visits were always early, 5:00ish, before noise levels really escalate. We had friends join us.The service was horrible, drink orders were mixed up - we requested a certain table and a certain waitress - we got neither! One would think that with a 24 hour earlier reservation through Open Table with specific instructions as to table (we've easily gotten the same table three previous visits) that our preferences would have been respected. We arrived at 5:30 and the ONLY table occupied was the one we specified - in the rear next to a little fireplace. Conversation was impossible. Everything was too spicy not well prepared and tequila prices - wow!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican addition to FFD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great décor and ambiance. Good authentic menu, but stick with the basics. Guacamole was fresh and made to taste. Tacos are Mexican style – choose several and share. Tamales are outstanding, once again match with some tacos. Main dishes were over thought. The pork pibil was basically bbq pulled pork rather than the vinegar-y pibil you would expect.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Night
    GreatExperience
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Excellent! Our server Adalys was a terrific waitress and was very helpful when guiding us through the menu. Everything we ordered was delicious! We will definitely be back an will be highly recommend Geronimo's to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Ambiance
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Food was amazing albeit spicy. Had to wait for appetizers and the room was loud, but was an overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time there, preferred
    luncher
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Second time there, preferred the food on our first visit, quesidillas, fry bread and salads. Had chicken mole, it was just OK. Service was better first time also, waitress was a little forgetful but very apologetic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.