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Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill - Fairfield

18 reviews
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$30 and under
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Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Hot Spot
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill in Fairfield features the largest selection of tequila on the east coast. If you’re looking for a place to let loose and have a good night out, give this bar and grill a try. Geronimo serves a variety of tacos, quesadillas, tamales, nachos and burritos. It also offers specialty dishes like Navajo frybread and tableside guacamole main plates.

The tacos at Geronimo are served in threes in 100 percent corn taco shells filled with cilantro-cabbage, radish and lime. Try interesting creations like the mahi-mahi, braised short rib and smoked Buffalo brisket tacos. The quesadilla options include lump crab, grilled hanger steak and grilled vegetables. Shrimp tamales, elk Chile nachos, and portobello burritos are just a few of the other creative options available. The restaurant also serves a variety of southwest inspired burgers and main dishes as well.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 955-1643
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Timothy Scott
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Cross street
Pine Creek Rd
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Parking details
We offer substantial parking in our over-sized parking lot!
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Public transit
Located near the Fairfield train station. Bus stop at front door
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on August 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.

4.0Dined on August 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!

3.0Dined on April 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.

5.0Dined on April 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!

4.0Dined on March 29, 2014

Great Fish taco

Always good tequilas !
They know how to perfect the Drinks ...
Margarita made Real well!

5.0Dined on March 24, 2014

The delicious guacamole is prepared fresh at the table. Great entrees! The service is excellent!

5.0Dined on March 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!

4.0Dined on March 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!

4.0Dined on March 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.

2.0Dined on March 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.

5.0Dined on March 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.

4.0Dined on February 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.

4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

Love the guacamole made fresh at your table. Great selection of tequila!

2.0Dined on February 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!

3.0Dined on February 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.

5.0Dined on February 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!

4.0Dined on February 8, 2014

Food was amazing albeit spicy. Had to wait for appetizers and the room was loud, but was an overall great experience.

3.0Dined on February 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.