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Boca Fiesta

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Mexican, Southwestern
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232 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Baxley, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast burrito with mostly bread, rubbery eggs, miniscule amount of bacon and way too much pico de gallo, particularly since I asked for none. Refills on coffee never arrived. Hosts were flummoxed at a large group and unable to be flexible or cope. Given seating on patio at dirty table, staff did not offer or try to clean, while other... More 

Thank Dusty G
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pretty straight-up Tex Mex menu, (tacos, burritos, chips 'n' salsa, etc.) but very fresh and vibrant flavors. What makes it fun is the atmosphere (part hipster hangout, part art gallery de la Muerte, part friends-getting-together-to-celebrate-their-latest-triumph). Drinks are excellent - definitely one of the better margaritas in town!

Thank Andy H
Daytona Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This funky little downtown gem goes beyond a typical taco and offers many varieties with super fresh ingredients. No skimping on the drinks, even the house marg is flavorfuland well mixed. Don't forget the chips and queso!

Thank shellsmedina
Mastic Beach, New York
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went there after a long day, didn't expect much, but OMG were we pleasantly surprised... Very good food, the bartender makes some awesome drinks, and our server was Bobby the most friendliest and helpful person ever (even though we went there at midnight)..

Thank badboy1228
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

All meals are freshly made, not out of "the box" like many restaurants these days. Cocktails are all yummy. Servers are all pleasant, BUT Be prepared to wait to get in, wait to get your order but then be completely satisfied once everything arrives. The kitchen gets overwhelmed at times but still top notch food every time.

Thank ckadams2015
Ocala, Florida
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant, with a patio. Mexican menu. I had a beef burrito. It was huge and I ate only half. Very tasty. Vegan and gluten-free items.

Thank Susan O
Merritt Island, Florida
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. 3 of us sat inside and it was comfortable. Food was good, not fantastic. Reason for the poor rating is the service. Waiter couldn't care less about helping us. Spent most of the time talking with the hostess. Returned at the end and basically dropped the bill on the table and walked... More 

Thank tomn3
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Quick visit to Gainesville and limited choices on a Monday at 9pm led us back to an old favorite. Boca Fiesta didn't disappoint. Great cheap drinks and awesome food! Our server was super helpful and friendly. Chimichanga and burrito were filling and tasted super.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visited Boca with some friends and I'd have to say the decor is quite different. Wait staff was pretty friendly. Received chips and salsa to munch on prior to our meals arriving. Salsa was great and although the chips were ok, many were small pieces and no where near enough for a table of 4 people. Our main course meals... More 

Thank LavFam
St. Augustine, Florida
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went with our family after moving our daughter out of her apartment; we were tired and had our little black mouthed cur dog with us. They sat us outside on the porch, which was a lovely setting under a big umbrella. Great atmosphere. Quick with the water and ice teas, thought I was tempted by some creative cocktails on... More 

Thank JanetteAF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 SE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?