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Monday, November 06, 2006

Fiesta Grill - Review #1

Date of Visit: October 23, 2006
Fiesta Grill
418 17th St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 969-7689

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Fiesta Grill - Exterior

This is going to be one of those reviews where I mostly let the pictures do the talking. Fiesta Grill was recommended to me by David Martin some months ago and I was finally able to make it there. David made it himself as well as Marissa, Avalon, Kobe, Cashel, Ted, Victoria, and Mike.

Fiesta Grill - Menu Board

Fiesta Grill is nestled in a quiet part of Huntington Beach near the downtown area. It's probably only locals that know about it but that's why I'm here: to point out hidden gems. There is also a second location in Huntington Beach near the intersection of Beach and Yorktown.

Fiesta Grill - Interior Shot #1

My cousin, a longtime Fiesta Grill fan, swears by their chile relleno burrito. He also pointed out to me that Carlos, the owner, is opening another one soon under the name "Molcajete Grill" in Fountain Valley (UPDATE: Click Here for review). He's also pointed out that Fiesta Grill should have Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce on its tables. Carlos was very accommodating about allowing me to take pictures but was too camera shy to want to appear in any.

Fiesta Grill - Tamale/Enchilada Combo

There's lots to choose from from their menu board. I ended up customizing my own combo so I could get a tamale and an enchilada, both covered with salsa verde. Dave and Ted both had tacos that were huge.

Fiesta Grill - Interior Shot #2

Not only do they have big tacos, they also have big burritos:

Fiesta Grill - Big Burrito

As you can see, Fiesta grill meshes right in with the HB surf/skate scene:

Fiesta Grill - Interior Shot #3

Fiesta Grill - Interior Shot #4

And Fiesta Grill is fun for the kids:

Fiesta Grill - Avalon as a Pig Fiesta Grill - Kobe with Big Nacho Chip Fiesta Grill - Cashel with Bunny Ears

Fiesta Grill earns a four Speedy Gonzales rating:

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elmomonster said...

No fish tacos eventhough the phrase "Fish Tacos" drawfs the actual name of the restaurant? The rest of the stuff looks good though.

ChristianZ said...

Well, there was actually one person in our group who got a fish taco.

Chubbypanda said...

Huh. I think that's pretty close to where I work. How authentic are they?

- Chubbypanda

ChristianZ said...

Then you should stop by on a lunch break. I would say they are fairly authentic but I have had discussions with people before where we have determined that it is hard to define exactly what makes Mexican food "authentic." They do have Jarritos brand soda there and I think that helps out at least somewhat with their perceived authenticity.

Anonymous said...

the carne asada platter is the very best and we regularly pick up the salsa pint size to take home it is awesome! to me it is the true dives like fiesta grill that define authenticity.