When it comes to authentic Mexican you usually give up atmosphere. Now I'm not saying that this place is like your Ruth's Criss or the like, but when it comes to authentic Mexican this place takes tops (enjoy the random starting of the juke, we love that). The owners are from Guerrero, a state that holds a special place to me since I honeymooned there. The food is just incredible, real authentic, with a few Tex-Mex dishes for the uninitiated. The seafood is incredible, with ostiones (oysters) that cost next to nothing but are of the quality you would pay big bucks for. The tacos tripas and lengua are out of this world, as is the torta cubana. The salsa is the best you can find anywhere, with a heavy dose of cilantro, and warming. The sauces they bring to the table with your food are also excellent, especially the red. I don't live in Lafayette anymore, but everytime I come back I will return. It would be a shame to loose such a gem, so please give this place a try and I promise you will not be disappointed with the quality and care that goes into making this food. Compared to the big chain places where your food comes premade and they set it on a nuclear reactor and then give you this mess of goo, this place actually makes their food with expertise and skill that is unmatched.
2525 Sagamore Pkwy SLafayette, IN 47905
From Business: Operational for more than 40 years, Pepe's Mexican Restaurants is a chain of food outlets. The restaurant chain offers a range of appetizers that includes nachos, M…
3980 South StLafayette, IN 47905
From Business: Founded in 1975, Chili s Grill & Bar is a chain of restaurants with a location in Lafayette, Ind. The restaurant s chicken special includes tacos, margarita grilled…
Lafayette has two authentic Mexican restaurants and this is one of them. It is hard to believe that a town like Lafayette has two, but being my home town I can say that I am extraordinarily proud. This is real Mexican food what you would expect from a taqueria, but with a few more options than the average taqueria. I wish that the Market Square location would have made it, because their lunch buffet was a great way to get people not used to real Mexican food accustomed. This place has everything you would ever want if you have been to real Mexico, not the tourist traps. Despite the small storefront, you should not let appearances keep you from some of the best food this side of the border.
As a displaced Texas, I can say that La Fiesta has the best guacamole around. The owner Maria waits on tables and will have the kitchen cook to order. The flan is to die for...we always bring home extra for later. the chips and salsa are best in the area. Now, with the new decor and beer available La Fiesta is even more enjoyable. Dress casual but expect the best quality in food and reasonable prices.