Fiesta Vallarta

4.4
131 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
The moment you step inside our Mexican food restaurant and bar, you are immediately transported south of the border to a world of colorful spices, cheerful music, happy laughter, and tastes that are unsurpassed anywhere else. Fiesta Vallarta of Los Altos, California, specializes in the careful blend of authentic Mexican Cuisine using the freshest ingredients and secret family recipes. From our carefully prepared homemade salsa and enchiladas to traditional tacos and flan, we have all the tastes you crave at prices you can afford. With a lifetime of experience, the chefs at our Mexican restaurant and bar carefully make all our meals from scratch, giving our Mexican food that homemade taste. Whether you are in the mood for some homemade salsa and enchiladas or you want to experience flan for the first time, you can find it all at Fiesta Vallarta.

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j
San Francisco
252 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at outside patio in the back. Nice setting. Prompt, courteous service and great tasting food. Highly recommend! Full bar with margaritas, of course!

p
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

While overall it was ok, it was too expensive for what you get.
Also the restaurant inside and in back patio was not painted, attended, or organized neatly for a long time.
The live music was great but the guys were in the furthest back corner.
Food was not bad just expensive for its category and ambiance of the place.
Service was actually better than average but hurried because it appeared to be short staffed.

TB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

Awful food and bad service by one waiter in particular. Ambiance was lovely with pleasant outdoor patio seating surrounded by flowers and lush green plants. Love jazz music on Thursday evening was a bonus and created a nice atmosphere. Will not come here to eat again though.

p
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went on weekend after the 4th of July so it wasn't busy and we sat out in the garden. All of the staff were friendly and amenable and both of our meals were great---we'll definitely return!

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for casual food and fun. I recommend it.

R
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

We have been here several times and normally the service is good and friendly. This time however the service was not as good and not very friendly.

LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice quiet place for a lunch with lots of conversation.

R
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place. The ceviche here is outstanding! Sit in the courtyard for a authentic Mexican experience.

s
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant has good food. Outside patio garden eating area with gas heaters. Inside is more of a sports bar with two televisions (no audio) streaming sports. Good place to bring well behaved dogs.

MN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT-SERVICE IS GREAT-ALWAYS MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE FAMILY

TD
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Three of us met for lunch and none had been before but we would definitely go again. Very good food, attentive and friendly service, good value.

SC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 3

Normally, I'd give this restaurant 3 or 4 stars overall, but my Friday evening experience was ruined by the loud Mariachi band. Although the band was only 3-4 players, they played at such a high volume that it prevented conversation. Because they played directly at the tables very close to mine, the loud music was unavoidable. I ended up leaving with a huge headache and had to get some Tylenol at a nearby supermarket.

AF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fiesta Vallerta is our go-to Los Altos restaurant, and a family favorite. The patio provides great evening ambience, and the bar provides the much needed football on Sunday’s. Menu is consistently good with tamales, tacos and Chile Colorado being among the favorites. Absolutely worth stopping by!

g
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Met friends for an evening of music and food. The food was okay, the tamales were a little dry, the quesadilla was very good with all of the toppings. The service was very good. The music outside on the patio was in a special quaint setting, couldn't be better. Overall a very nice evening.

C
Hawaii
71 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good and so was the service. We enjoyed it very much.

K
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rediscovered this Mexican restaurant gem in Los Altos. The shrimp in wine and cream sauce was outstanding with their upgrade Margherita, as was their pork carnitas plate. Our server was very attentive, helpful, and over the top friendly. Just a happy place to be, and will definitely return!

l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I love the place mainly outside. It was too cold so we sat inside. I don’t like the atmosphere inside. The waiter was unfriendly and seemed unhappy that he had to work.
Two weeks ago I was there for dinner on a Friday. We were 5 minuets early and stood in the entrance waiting to be seated. They were busy. We stood there for 16 minuets and when I told the guy we have a reservation he said no. I showed him the confirmation on my phone. I suppose that the computer had kicked us out as a no show. I did not get credit from open table. Not happy about that.

OT
Nuremberg
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service and menus

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet on a Sunday evening. Would definitely dine again during this time because the food came fast, it wasn’t too crowded, or noisy! We even had our choice of tables. Good food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!! I come here as often as I can!!!

JL
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s very family friendly - but not necessarily ideal for a date. Food was decent, as were the drinks
Not bad but not sure I’d go back

BS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice local Mexican restaurant. Service and food have improved. Lovely patio seating.

N
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outdoor dining, and a super friendly & helpful staff, are what make this restaurant one of our favorites.

L
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sit outside on the patio if you can! Live music on the weekends, great food and the best chips and salsa! Casual and fun atmosphere.

J
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and excellent service. We will be back.

l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a place I take friends and visitors to. The food is good, medium priced and the service is ok. Nothing outstanding but worth going to.

NA
San Diego
78 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Only Mexican restaurant open Sunday midday
So we decided to try it out after having passed by casually many times before
Nothing special really and I say that almost as a compliment in that it's a typical California Mexican food joint that was once everywhere and provided a typical satisfying meal for a fair price due to the simplicity of the fare - much like older Italian eateries once did for that cuisine. What negativity differentiates this place are the absolutely exorbitant prices. Easily twice what you would/should pay at a typical old fashioned Mexican restaurant!!! To revert to the earlier analogy - it's like ordering spaghetti but being charged like your having cutting edge northern Italian food. 18 for a taco and enchilada? 22 dollar entrees at a place with corona banners hanging from the piñata?!! No bueno! Food ok
Wife ordered carnitas had weird sauce on it
My chile relleno and enchilada were again ok
But just ok
And only then if at a price in line with average service and dated but typical decor

Don't know how it can be justified at all

a
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One person from our party arrived very early yet was treated very well.
Our server was fantastic!
Best to find out if a band is playing that night so a table can be chosen to be further away from the band stand to allow conversation.

CJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

YUM YUM YUM! Great as always! Love it! Also it was nice to sit on the outside patio.

N
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family always enjoys dining at Fiesta. Staff is wonderful!

CJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here and having our meal on the outside patio! YUMMY!

e
San Francisco
216 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good and so thrilled to have this place in our neighborhood. Always ready to customize per our dietary requirements and with a great outdoor space and circulating mariachi band it feels very authentic.

GF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best refreshing drink is the margarita with a Coronita drip. Awesome. Abundant food for the money. Only drawback was our waiter first not speak English so he had to keep sending the bartender over to take our ordersagain. Good luck dive witg outside patio and mid range prices

p
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I can't eat anything spicy or peppery (hot peppers, or pepper on my meat etc). The waiter was not helpful or didn't understand me. When I ate there before the waiter was great and recommended what & how I should order. There for my meal wasn't as good this time,

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The waiter was rude and very short , from
His attitude he put off that he didn't care about his customers

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining here for years. Its fun and family friendly

L
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Best chips and salsa! We sat on the patio, had a great dinner and listened to music on a Friday night. Great ambiance! Lots of families and pet-friendly.

CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The highlight is the Blue House band who play at Fiesta Vallarta the first Thursday of every month during the summer. Wonderful live music complemented by great food and margaritas.

KH
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great experience!
It was a very warm evening, and we sat outside on the large patio which was great.
Live band was playing and a couple of people were even dancing - nice surprise that added to the festive atmosphere.
Food was great, and service quick.
Definitely recommended.

P
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails me. They are so accomadating. We usually have a big crowd and they often come at different times and the staff here is fantastic..
And the plus is that I love their food..

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