Reviews (2)

First Review by Marian M

You can eat vegan here, but.... - Edit

As a new Manitoban (and mourning the loss of a wide array of vegan options in Toronto), I was excited to try La Fiesta Cafecito's Salvadoran cuisine. I'll say this: you can get a vegan (and in my case, gluten-free) meal here that will fill your stomach. Also, the staff is so sweet and friendly, I really wish I could rate this place higher. But the food is really, really, REALLY bland. The corn tamales are sweet mushy corn meal (tasty), the bean pupusas are okay, the enchilada okay, burrito - okay. Just okay. The first sign that I was not in for a flavourful meal arrived as a small plate of "nachos" - read: standard corn chips with watery thin salsa without much flavour, and "beans" that were more like a tiny pot of bland, pureed soup. I can certainly understand if the cooks here are afraid of overflavouring their food for Winnipegers' unsophisticated palates - a vegan metropolis, this ain't - but they are so far away from that.... I do hope they punch up their flavours a little (doesn't need to be spicy; even onion/ garlic/ lemon would help) - and how about some *real* vegan options, like Daiya cheese or vegan sour cream?! I was hoping for better. Oh well, it's Winnipeg. :P

Pros: Friendly staff, Decent portion sizes, They get what vegan is

Cons: Extremely bland, No vegan cheese or sour cream, Sad lack of presentation


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Delectible - Edit

As vegans there are not many options when dining out. La Fiesta Cafecito has a few vegan platters that allow you to taste a avariety of their foods. We've enjoyed everything we've eaten there. Friendly service, always busy, make reservations even for a Tuesday night.

Pros: Delicious, variety, not too expensive

Cons: need reservations


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