After a very stressful week at work, my husband and I decided to take a last-minute, pre-baby weekend trip south to Red Wing. At 9 months pregnant, all I wanted to do was turn my phone off, take a leisurely walk by the river then sprawl myself out on the king size bed, my puffy legs on top of a mound of pillows, flipping between the National Geographic Channel and Food Network.
On Saturday, night we decided to go out to Fiesta Americana Mexican Restaurant. Ugh, is all I can say about this place. While the atmosphere was typical bright colors and murals, what I would call “cheesy” Mexican decor, and the staff was friendly (and Hispanic which we use as a gauge of a restaurants “authenticness”), the food was absolutely horrible. My husband ordered the fish tacos and I ordered a combination platter of green enchilada, tostada, and taco. The tortillas on his tacos literally dripped grease. It was as if someone dipped them in oil to fry them but then changed their mind and filled them with toppings instead.
My combo plate was buried under about 1/2 a head of lettuce and it was hard to tell where one started and the other left off. The tostada was so loaded with meat and toppings that the crispy tortilla base snapped when I tried to pick it up. I guess if there is a positive it would be that you get a LOT of food for your money on the combo plate. Luckily for my husband I couldn’t finish it so he was able to eat something.Fiesta Mexicana 2918 North Service Drive Red Wing MN 55066 651-385-8939\ Rating: Lots of food for cheap price,, BUT not always edible. DON’T get fish tacos. Would NOT go back.