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Fiesta Vallarta

4.4
113 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(650) 559-5871
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Second St.
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In addition to ample street parking, there are a number of public lots nearby(2nd/State Street or The Plaza Central).
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Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 17, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on July 21, 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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,

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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..

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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! 😊

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!!!

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5.0Dined 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...

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2015

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

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2015

Great service

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