Denver >Food & Dining > La Fiesta
2340 Champa St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020539.753485 -104.984740
Mon-Thurs 11:00am to 2:30pm
Fri 11:00am to 9:00pm
Happy Hour on Fridays from 3pm to 7pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Neighborhoods: Northeast Denver, Five Points
Best green chile and chile rellenos in Denver – I discovered La Fiesta while attending CU-Denver in 1994 and having been coming back ever since. Hands down the best green chili and chili rellenos I have ever had and I have eaten at a lot of Mexican restaurants in my life all over the world. The service is excellent but I come back for the food, it is awesome. There is a reason La Fiesta is always busy with locals who are "in the know", they serve great food. Don't be swayed by some of the other reviews who attempt to slag off La Fiesta's reputation (obviously a competitor), any restaurant that has been in business for more than 46 years has to be doing something right. The restaurant is spotlessly clean and the decor is simple; Broncos and Budweiser posters on the walls, vinyl tablecloths, low lighting, it hasn't changed in years, one of things I love about the place. If you want to be entertained while you eat, go somewhere else, if you want great Mexican food that locals swear by, go to La Fiesta.
La Fiesta wants your money – Who gave this place 5 stars? If you like commodity cheese and 6 $ bud lights this is the place for you. No wonder they're not open after 2 they took it all in at lunch. La Fiesta is awful, dreadful, repulsive, revolting, detestable, foul and sickening. Above all it is expensive! I thought government cheese was free. The product is not worthy of the proud price. Seriously corn tortillas and fried rellenos filled with commodity cheese, store bought chips and salsa, green gravy they call chile and Very expensive beer. The one redeeming quality, the very cool Bud Dry poster above our table.
Do not miss this place!!! – I read the reviews on here and was shocked that there are people out there who are not fans of this historic Denver treasure! The Fiesta platter is my favorite, it has a relleno, a cheese enchilada, and a smothered bean burrito. The flavors are off the chart. I eat Mexican food several times a week and try every new place in town that comes around. We eat at all the little gems on Colfax, Federal, and all around, and I have to say La Fiesta is my hands-down, no-contest favorite!
If you are looking for good mexican food at an awsome price there is no better place in Denver. It is not the best food ever but it is good. Service is fast and friendly. Be prepaired they only take cash. From what i have heard they only use Velveeta cheese so some people must not know what there eating. kind of like a blind taste test that proves people have no idea what they are talking about.
All Time Favorite Mexican Food!! – La Fiesta has spoiled me! All other mexican resturaunts now pale in comparison to la fiesta. They have the BEST green chile Around! I have this on high authority from someone who eats green chile 3 meals a day, when he can. Their Queso is delicious! And the enchiladas are filling and wonderful. The "Pollo A La Fiesta" is pretty awesome. And the "pogo burger" is a yummy and different take on burgers and fries. We go to this place for lunch at least once a week, and dinner as many friday nights as possible when we're in town. Go prepared to be completely filled up and deliciously surprised. The yummiest Mexican food anywhere!
good salsa; great prices – This place can accomodate large groups if you make a reservation. The free chips and salsa were probably the highlight. The red salsa that came with the chips was deliciously spicy. The other food is only okay, nothing to brag about. If you get a dish with beef, don't expect shredded beef. They put ground beef in their burritos. Yep, that's right. It's like a hamburger helper burrito. The cheese on the burrito looked like a slice of Kraft singles melted on top. I mean, the burrito was okay tasting and not bad, I guess it just wasn't what I was used to. The green chili on my burrito was super mild, which I was surprised about. However, you can't beat the prices here. Most entrees were $5 or under, so I guess you get what you pay for.
I threw my burrito away instead of giving it to a homeless person – Three of us gals tried this place for lunch all ordering different items and all of us were disappointed. The beans on the beef and bean burrito tasted like a cooked tire. The cheese wiz on the burrito didn't help with the flavor either. Two us had items swimming in the flour tasting watered down soup they called green chili. The third had a cheese enchilada in red chili that was said to have tasted like water with red dye. I actually felt sick to my stomach after eating this. I usually give my extras and leftovers to a neighborhood homeless man but, I didn't want to offend him.
If you like cheez whiz then you'll love La Fiesta! – For some reason La Fiesta has become the embodiment of Mexican food in Denver, with it emblematic smothered plates of cheese and green salsa and a decor that hasn't changed in 30 years. The service is fast and attentive, lots of free chips, good salsa and great prices....so whats the problem??? My issues come when you hybrid what would be decent mexican food, with american fast food. Take a perfectly good chile rellenos with mexican cheese, beautiful! Now fill the same thing with an american cheese, especially one with the taste of cheese whiz, and you've just ruined the dish. Mexican food can be excellent, with its simple ingredients and distinct flavors, but mix that with the highly processed orange cheese and someone is bound to get hurt.
Like hot, flavorful green chilli? – Hands down, the best green chilli I have ever had! Great burritos, chicken or steak. Too bad this place isn't open longer or on the weekends. Highly recommended!
best chile rellanos – It is to bad La Fiesta is not more widely known. Some of the best mexican food in downtown. Everytime i have dined here I have received great food, service, value and a general sense of being appreciated. Highly recommend for anyone.
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