As promised by a cardboard sign leaning against the front door, La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant has opened in the Belmont Boulevard space previously occupied by Tabouli's. Now that the baba ghanoush has gone vamoose, what can diners expect from La Fiesta?
Not much has changed in the interior of the dining area, but the staff seems attentive and anxious to please. As of last week, they were still waiting on beer and liquor licenses, and I am hesitant to offer an opinion on a Mexican restaurant until I've tried their margarita. Several times.
The menu is expansive and reasonably priced. Don't look for gourmet; consider it Las Palmas Plus. An extra benefit is that they promise delivery service to Belmont/Vandy neighborhood, offering a new dining option for those of us too lazy to drive or walk the few blocks to the Boulevard.
A few highlights of the menu at first viewing are lots of options revolving around steak and/or ribs for less than $15. To offset the cattle rush, the menu lists five vegetarian platters, but most of them revolve around bean and cheese tacorritochiladas.
La Fiesta's salsa was fresh, spicy and free, which I have discovered is a key attraction among Bites readers.
It'll take months to plow through this whole menu, even with free delivery. So check it out, Bitesters and report your findings back here in the comments.
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
2015 Belmont Boulevard