Fiesta Taco (Pleasanton, CA)
Score: 6.5 / 10 Reviewed by: Chris
Fiesta Taco is hidden in the back of the Mission Plaza in Pleasanton. You can't see it from the main street, but drive around a bit in the plaza, and you'll find it. Amid wooden picnic tables, spanish tv in one corner and arcade games in the other, they make some good food here.
Burritos here are average in size. They could pack them more if they wanted, but as-is it's enough food for most people. There are flaws in the integration. My guacamole and sour cream usually end up on their own, and the meat seems to come in layers. Sometimes the tortillas look like they took them straight out of the bag. Othertimes they appear to have been slightly grilled after they've been wrapped. The pollo asada is probably my favorite of the 9 meat choices. My last trip they did not have the chile verde or carnitas ready, so i've not been able to try them.
The chips are pretty good. They're thick and crunchy, maybe slightly overdone. Match them with a decent salsa bar of 3 salsas plus pickled jalapenos, and they're enjoyable.
The super burrito here is now $6.00 while a regular (no guacamole, sour cream or cheese) is $5.00. These are good prices compared to the competition elsewhere in the Tri-Valley area (most notably El Balazo).
Pleasanton through San Ramon does not have a great selection of taquerias. While not the best, Fiesta Taco isn't bad. If you're in downtown Pleasanton, it's worth checking out. Bring cash though- no cards or checks accepted.
posted 1/27/2007 1:58 PM, updated on 7/31/2008 7:31 AM