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La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina

) #76 of 328 Restaurants in Waco $$ - $$$ Mexican,
3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
+1 254-756-4701
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“fajitas” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolute garbage! Store bought tortillas, guacamole from a plastic bag, frozen fajitas from Sam's Club, etc. Worst service ever. Stay far, far away. Waco has so many wonderful Tex-Mex restaurants but this one should be closed. Abenstee owners who clearly do not give a darn...More

Thank Wayne W
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wayne, we're sad to hear about your experience. We do care about our customers, and we want them to enjoy the family recipes and homemade Tex-Mex that our own family loves. I can assure you that our stone-ground tortillas and chips are made fresh daily,...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I am confused as to where my review went because I completed it on May 14, 2017. Since it is gone I will leave it again. My son asked to see the health inspection report which in McLennan county is legally required to be on...More

1  Thank jose254757
Reviewed 16 May 2017

nice place, service soso, food is still not good enough for a real Mexican, tacos wer Ice cold..shame on them, also the shells a little on the rancid side... why and how could this be rated #1 in Waco??? did not see anyHispanics there.More

1  Thank Garrick H
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Garrick, Thanks for letting us know about your experience. It's our goal to serve the best Tex-Mex food, and we use fresh ingredients, homemade tortillas, Angus beef and tried-and-true family recipes. We wish you had had a more pleasant time, and we hope you'll give...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Great place for dinner. The service was prompt and our server took care of us. Our orders were fresh and very tasty!

Thank Charles B
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Thanks, Charles! We like to use fresh ingredients in all our dishes. We're glad you noticed!

Reviewed 5 May 2017

We sat outside and were pleasantly surprised with how nice the set up was. Salsa could have been little more spices for 2 of us, but the other 2 were happy with the flavor. I would most certainly stop by again.

Thank Cindi H
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Cindi, Thanks for dropping by! The outdoor patio is a favorite spot for lots of people. Next time try our legendary chile con queso with special spices and chiles--I think you'll like it!

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We were in Waco on business and stopped at La Fiesta for a quick Lunch at 11:00 before our first appointment. We both ordered the Fiesta Pick Two lunch special. I had the Tortilla Soup with a Soft Beef Fajita and my daughter the Tortilla...More

Thank Darlene H
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Darlene, I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed lunch together at La Fiesta and especially liked the Tortilla Soup. It's one of my favorites, too. Hope you'll come back and try something new with our Fiesta Pick 2--it's a deliciously great deal!

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Friend in Waco recommended this restaurant! Our group of 11 were able to sit at one table! Chips & Salsa was great! I had tacos with hard shells! Our waitress was very attentive & did a great job! We were able to have separate checks!

Thank chgreen
Lynsey C, Owner at La Fiesta Restaurant & Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

We're glad your friends recommended La Fiesta. We hope you'll drop by again!

Reviewed 11 March 2017

August 2017 my husband & I traveled to Waco to watch our youngest daughter graduate as a Baylor Bear. We were hard pressed to find a restaurant in town that would make reservations for graduation day, but in all fairness, we did wait to make...More

Thank Jeana R
Reviewed 10 March 2017

La Fiesta is truly a great restaurant with delicious Mexican Food that has a wide variety on the menu. From Cheese Enchilada's to Fajita's the food is outstanding. The famous frozen Margarita's are delicious and definitely have a kick! Having lived close by to Waco...More

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of place you hope to find when your out of town. My wife and I met some friends here while visiting Waco last weekend 2/25/17. Check out their website to see the family history and the history of this restaurant. Check...More

Thank Danny F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3815 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76710-7345
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Waco
  • Phone Number: +1 254-756-4701
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Waco's favorite Tex-Mex restaurant! Freshest (never frozen) and finest ingredients used in all menu items. Happy Hour weekdays 3-6:30. Our frozen margaritas are another Wacoan's fav. Live music nearly every Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights.

We are proud to serve vintage Tex-Mex from original Castillo family recipes. Back in the good old days, before there were pre-formed taco shells and canned enchilada sauces, restaurant Tex-Mex was just like homemade. At La Fiesta, you'll find the same home-style flavors - and the same fresh-fried taco shells, house-made spices, homemade tortillas, and made-from-scratch enchilada sauces that your grandparents once enjoyed.

Host your next event at La Fiesta! We have a private party room and a banquet house, enabling us to host up to 150 people. We also cater and will deliver directly to you with a minimum order of 8 entrees.
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