The reason to come to La Fiesta in Mt. View is for Grandmother’s secret Enjococado sauce and great Margaritas. Grandmother’s special guajillo and crema sauce recipe is a menu anchor here and at the other in-the-family owned restaurant branches in the Bay Area such as the two Fiesta Del Mars, two Vive Sols and Blue Agave.
They serve warm tortilla chips served with a trio of salsas (tomatillo, picante and roasted pepper pico de gallo) as soon as you sit down:
They have a special Camarones section where shrimps can be served many different ways, but this version with Chorizo is quite popular:
The dishes here are big and the Carne Asada Diabla was appropriately named since it was smothered with chipotle sauce, roasted jalapeño peppers (with seeds intact) and tomatoes:
Grandmother’s special sauce can also be ordered on burritos or enchiladas, but the best way to have it is the original dish with chicken:
La Fiesta has an extensive Tequila and Margarita drink list. Of course, what Mexican meal would be complete without Margaritas – this version had pineapple and fresh squeezed lime juices:
All of the dishes come served with rice, refried beans and a choice of corn or flour tortillas. With the huge portions and bottomless basket of tortilla chips, it is almost impossible to walk away hungry from La Fiesta.