One Sunday, after visiting the Mountain View Farmer’s Market, we were looking for places to have lunch. We keep our Entertainment Book in the car, and found a coupon for La Fiesta Restaurant, just a few blocks’ drive from the farmer’s market. The restaurant has a special menu on Sunday: a champagne brunch for only $11.95. This was perfect, as our 2-for-1 coupon was for entrees up to $12.
Chicken Mole Omelette @ La Fiesta Restaurant
Whenever we go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant, there’s usually two things we eat to determine how good the place is: chicken mole and chile verde. I know, it’s kind of unfair to use these two dishes as a benchmark, but we’ve found that if we like how a restaurant does these dishes, we’ll like other dishes on the menu. Conversely, if these dishes are done poorly, we won’t like any other dishes.
Annie got the Chicken Mole omelette. It was tender, braised chicken wrapped in an omelette shell and bathed in sweet mole sauce. Rice and beans are served on the side, along with tortillas (you get a choice of corn or flour but we find corn to have more flavor). Nice dish – lots of deep flavors but the sweetness stands out.
Chile Verde Omelette @ La Fiesta Restaurant
My Chile Verde Omelette was plated in the same manner – tender braised pork wrapped in an omelette shell and swimming in chile verde sauce. I have to say that both dishes were pretty tasty. We were quite satisfied by the time we got halfway through our plates, but it was hard to stop eating.
Cheese Quesadilla @ La Fiesta Restaurant
The kids’ quesadilla was quite interesting. Normally a quesadilla would come plain on a plate, with the cheese on the inside. As you can see, this plate came with the quesadilla smothered in cheese, almost lost within the beans. A little harder to eat, especially for small ones, but the extra cheese was worth it.
Fresh-Made Sangria @ La Fiesta Restaurant
For drinks, Annie got a champagne while I went for the fresh-made sangria. It was pretty fruity, with watermelon and strawberry the foremost flavors.
Overall, I was quite happy with the meal. The service was a bit slow but the bathroom was very clean and the bill, with the use of the Entertainment coupon, made this lunch a value.
La Fiesta Restaurant
240 Villa Street
Mountain View, California 94041
Phone: (650) 968-1364
Sunday – Thursday 11am-930pm
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