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About Fiesta Vallarta

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.

301 State St
Los Altos, CA 94022
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Second St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(650) 559-5871

Website:
http://www.fiestavallarta.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to ample street parking, there are a number of public lots nearby(2nd/State Street or The Plaza Central).

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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Fiesta Vallarta Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
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Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Live Music, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual, Spicy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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,

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Organic, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Vegan, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2016

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2016

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2016

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..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 4, 2016

FV has a wonderful patio and a wonderful ambiance. Add great food, and I believe it's my favorite restaurant. Not only is Los Altos, but favorite far and wide. Go once, you'll be a regular.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 23, 2016

We went here for a birthday and it was delicious. Service is great! Love the nights on the patio with the outdoor entertainment! Hosted a wedding shower here as well and the owners and employees are competent and very nice to work with! 😊

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2016

My hubby and I were looking forward to a fun and relaxing, evening of delightful outdoor dining while listening to the cool guitarist we'd heard about. Unfortunately this was not at all to be. Once seated we ordered margaritas but then it took over an HOUR for the waitress to take our dinner order!!! If we could give Service zero stars we would. There were no apologizes but rather excuses - a big party (??!) but other tables were being served so we wondered if it was our waitress. I even had to go inside and request a water re-fill. Ugh. Mgmt-if understaffed then take fewer reservations, please!!! We'd thought we'd discover an enjoyable spot to return with friends, but we won't be returning anytime soon...if ever.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

One of the best Mole sauces encountered anywhere. The one disappointment is that they don't do Tamales.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2016

I love the food at this restaurant and the drinks are great, but it is also a wonderful venue for music. Unfortunately, the band was cancelled the night I went and I was very disappointed in this--I had requested seating outside near the band and no-one called to tell me the gig was cancelled. I ate there anyway cuz the food is so good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2016

We came on a Friday night. Were able to get in right away (we were early, before 6 pm) but it filled up quickly. Very friendly staff, and great food and drinks. Great outdoor area with firepits and heaters. Fun for all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2016

Patio dining is a rarity in our area. The ambience outdoors is wonderful--small waterfall, live plants, good privacy from street noise and traffic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2015

We enjoyed eating at Fiesta Vallarta! Service was great and orders and drinks are taken electronically, so the speed of receiving food and drinks was so fast! Food was hot and plentiful! We had the 2 tamales, one with red and one with green sauce, both very tasty and a bit spicy. The Chimichanga was very good and was full of white meat chicken and topped with pico de gallo, sour cream and guacamole. Took half of it home, it was so big. I'll definitely return and recommend it. Great seating outside, but was too cold to take advantage of it! Very cute and quaint location in downtown Los Altos.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2015

We have dined here frequently - both just us as a couple and with groups. It is low key, honest Mexican food - not gourmet but not exptected to be.
This time though our waitress was outstanding, the food was not up to former standards. Though the plates were hot, the food was luke warm. We will certainly go back however, as everyone has off days.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2015

I love this restaurant! Sit outside under an umbrella in their courtyard and soak up the ambiance. I ordered an item nor on the menu, huevos rancheros, and they were accommodating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2015

We somehow missed that our entrees came with a salad, so we chose salad instead of rice and beans. If we had known we were already getting a good sized, very tasty salad, we might not have chosen to also have salad come with our enchiladas. The musician's amplifier was just a bit too loud to have a comfortable conversation over his music. Since we were having a reunion of old friends, we were disappointed we had to talk so loudly to be heard. Were we there just to hear the music, it was great. The enchiladas and fajitas were delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Every one working at this restaurant were at the top of their game.. They were so accomadating.. We had at least 14 people celebrating a birthday and it went off without a hitch because of their attentiveness..
Our food came out in a timely fashion and our server was there whenever needed..
The Manager for the night was exceptional.. He rearranged our tables so that we all got to sit nearby to everyone..
Best night ever!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Love the patio & ambiance , you feel like you're in a mini tropical paradise! They have flaming heat lamps, lighting amount the trees, I feel like I'm in Puerto Vallarta!
Saturday music from 7:00 to 10:00 also enjoyable, room to dance too. Great for celebrating an occasion too! The food is yummy & genrous portions, love the sauces.
They were also very accomdating when we had a large group, helping us merge our tables to celebrate a birthday...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2015

Everything about Fiesta Vallarta is good except the volume of the live music. People like to have a conversation when they are eating and the music was too loud for that.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2015

A CASUAL, NEIGHBORHOOD GEM FITS THIS RESTAURANT WELL! ONE'S EXPECTATIONS SHOULD NOT BE FOR GOURMET FOOD, BUT THE MEXICAN FARE IS REALLY VERY GOOD AND ATTRACTIVELY PRESENTED. FOR A WARM SUMMER EVENING ESPECIALLY - WITH MARIACHI STRUMMING ON WEEKENDS, THIS IS A WONDERFUL, REASONABLY PRICED RESTAURANT.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2015

Fabulous place - casual and FUN; outstanding margaritas and menu, festive yet casual outdoor patio dining ehich features live musicnon Thursdays which we love , bonus room feith a cool oversized fish tank for a private and quiet ambiance or perfect for casual off-site fun meetings or large groups. A bit pricey but that is what it takes gir this gem to stay up and running!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2015

I go on Thursday after the farmers market. They have live music outside. Food is fresh and service great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2015

Great service

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2015

I thought the food was ok, however I am not very satisfied because I made my reservations via open table, and didn't receive the points I was supposed to acquire. I asked the Matre de before I left about this, and he told me the days total had to be added up and the points would be added to my open table application...well, it's been 4 days now and no points have been applied. I don't understand why a restaurant establishment advertises through open table and doesn't deliver.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2015

My party of 6 was late in arriving to Los Altos from Eureka. The manager allowed us to dine and chat long after closing hours while the staff finished with their closing duties. Thank you to the manager for allowing us this opportunity!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Good restaurant if you have kids. Service is good, fast. Food is ok.

I suggest, reduce the number of items in the menu to two pages max, improve quality and stick to the same items that serve, Mexican food.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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