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SFNewbie May 5, 2010 06:21 PM

I am new to the area and live in Sunnyvale. My husband and I wanted to try Mexican food tonight. Could you please provide me recs for a inexpensive to moderately priced Mexican place in or around Sunnyvale. We are willing to drive about 20 minutes. We have heard about La Fiesta and Fiesta Del Mar but wanted to know if there are any others you might recommend.

La Fiesta Restaurant
240 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041

Fiesta Del Mar
1005 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

  1. openhelix May 9, 2010 02:26 PM

    Just down highway 237 and hidden in Alviso is a place called Rosita's. The decor is nothing fancy, but it's some of the best and most authentic mexican food you'll find locally. Another chowhound review here - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/307173

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      SFNewbie May 6, 2010 09:10 AM

      We finally ended up going to La Fiesta. Got there at about 8pm and it was packed. We were seated at about 8:45.

      Had the lime margarita to drink- nothing special. Have had better margaritas.

      The complimentary chips were good. Out of three salsas(green, orange and red) I liked the orange one the best. The green had no real taste and the red one had a little too much vinegar (I think).

      I had the chicken mole enchilada and my husband had the chipotle chicken. The mole was a little sweet for my taste but the dish was good. The chipotle chicken had a nice smoky taste to it. My husband liked it. The portion sizes were huge as well.

      Service, even though they were busy, was good.

      The total for one drink and two entrees without tax and tip was $35.65.

      La Fiesta Restaurant
      240 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041

      2 Replies
      1. re: SFNewbie
        mdg May 7, 2010 02:40 PM

        Glad you enjoyed La Fiesta. My favorite in the area is Estrellita in Los Altos. The best things there are the specials and the chicken Oaxaca.


        Estrellita Restaurant
        971 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022

        1. re: mdg
          SFNewbie May 8, 2010 10:05 AM

          Thanks Michael. Will definitely try it out next time.

      2. m
        maxmanx May 5, 2010 07:49 PM

        I like this one: http://www.loscharrosrestaurant.com/

        1. v
          vis May 5, 2010 06:46 PM

          Vive Sol or La Fiest are my recs as well...Fiesta Del Mar is popular but every time I go there I'm always...meh...

          Vive Sol Restaurant
          2020 W El Camino Real Mountain, View, CA

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            ML8000 May 5, 2010 06:43 PM

            There's El Burro in the Pruneyard Mall in Campbell. It's pretty okay...Cal-Mex. Been around forever. I like La Fiesta but EB isn't bad.

            El Burro
            1875 S Bascom Ave Ste 570, Campbell, CA 95008

            1. n
              nsheth May 5, 2010 06:29 PM

              In the same family of restaurants, I like Vive Sol in Mountain View.

              Vive Sol Restaurant
              2020 W El Camino Real Mountain, View, CA

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