La Fiesta Cafecito

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    ( 5 reviews )

730 St. Anne's Road (at south of Novavista), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Serves meat, vegan options available. Salvadorian restaurant with some vegan food. Try the vegan platter combo. Very small dining room. Reservations suggested. Open Tue-Thu 4:30pm-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 4:30pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Salvadorian, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by Marian M

Cute Atmosphere, Lovely Meal - Edit

Went to this place around Christmas. Had fun Spanish Christmas music playing in an intimate setting. Loved the food! I've heard mixed reviews but maybe it jus depends which chef is working because my meal was DELICIOUS!! 😊

Pros: Quaint setting, Great portion size, Friendly service

Cons: Seating limited (reservation suggested)

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Delicious veggie and vegan options - Edit

I've been coming to La Fiesta for over 29 years (they've been in three locations over that period) and they are as delicious now as they were way back then. The owners are lovely and friendly and the food is among the most authentic Latin American food in Winnipeg. My go-to meal is a bean pupusa and a vegan burrito 🌯 or if I'm REALLY hungry a vegan burrito poderoso (bigger than my forearm!) The nachos are great, if you eat cheese and the fresh juices are fantastic. If you're lucky, you'll be serenaded by the owner. Note: Happy Cow won't allow me to give five-stars to a restaurant that's not fully vegetarian 😒 BUT I GIVE IT FIVE STARS ANYWAYS. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pros: Great staff, Nice atmosphere, singing owner! , Excellent food and good value

Cons: None

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The food was extremely bland and the service was extremely slow.

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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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