Fiesta Cancun: A trip to Mexico without the airfare

Author: By Venessa Rinaldi
Posted: Friday, July 25, 2008
1 Reviews
Overall Rating: 1.0


90 S. Liberty Dr.

Stony Point




Always just before dinner, I would look to my husband and say “what do you feel like having for dinner”? I usually did all of the cooking and he knows how much of a picky eater I am and I know how much of a picky eater he is, so it’s always an event for us around dinnertime.


We can never come up with what we would both feel like having so instead we opted to do something different.  This time, on a Saturday night we decided not to eat in but go out and take along our 1-year-old daughter, my sister Melissa, and her boyfriend David.


I decided that we would go for a nice drive out to Rockland County since Melissa and David aren’t from the Hudson Valley area and I knew they would really appreciate the beautiful views and scenery with the drive, since we had to pass by Bear Mountain.


We ended up at Fiesta Cancun Restaurant in Stony Point at around 5pm and were greeted by warm and inviting waiters and waitresses. We were seated immediately and after 6pm rolled around I noticed that the restaurant was beginning to fill up, which made for a more lively atmosphere with lots of chatter and laughter.


When you first drive up to the restaurant it looks like a huge old house with a colorful Mexican-style art piece near the front entrance. There is a large outdoor seating area and patio which is perfect on hot summer days, but the only problem with sitting outside is that you would not be able to enjoy any of their alcoholic beverages due to county laws.


Once inside the restaurant though, you’ll find a decorative fiesta of color, with a wait staff full of warm hospitality and courtesy. There is ample seating available with lots of room to host birthday parties and other special events.


One of the many things I absolutely love about this place – other than the great food and the array of mixed or frozen drinks – is the décor and the rustic, south-of-the-border ambiance. The interior is full of vibrant colors on the walls with original pictures and authentic Mexican statues placed in the seating areas.


Even the menus look like they were all handmade, each in a different color. Service here is provided by waiters and waitresses who are intent on taking care of their guests. Many are Latino – therefore, Spanish is almost as common as English in this multicultural atmosphere, and while the service isn’t formal or exact, it fits this laid-back spot very well.

While you wait for your order to arrive, laid out in place of the traditional bread and butter are warm tortilla chips and a very spicy but tasty salsa dip – with free refills!

For dinner I ordered grilled shrimp and chicken that comes with Mexican rice and refried beans topped with melted cheese.


My husband ordered tacos just the way he likes them (with no cheese, guacamole, or sour cream) while my sister and her boyfriend both got the carne asada, which also came with Mexican rice and refried beans topped with cheese.


Our dinners tasted excellent while the frozen margaritas that we ordered made us feel like we were sitting in a restaurant in Cancun, Mexico! The only thing missing was the warm tropical breeze and the hot sun beating down on your face.


 Everything was cooked to perfection, seasoned well, and the service was excellent. The waiter who checked back every 15 minutes or so, made sure our glasses were always kept filled, that our dinner tasted good, and inquired if there was anything else he could do for us.


Unfortunately I didn’t have any room left to order flan for dessert, but the next time we visit I will make sure I do!

Fiesta Cancun lives up to its name of fun dining in an atmosphere that boasts a Mexican-style party.


The lively atmosphere welcomes families with children of all ages and serves up authentic Tex-Mex style food that will satisfy any appetite. If tacos, burritos and quesadillas are your thing, they have them here.


But if you’re more adventurous and want to try real Mexican food, this is the place that you would want to be. Prices are very reasonable, service is excellent and full of smiles and the lively décor and upbeat music puts you in the mood to party. I highly recommend stopping by for lunch or dinner if you want to enjoy authentic Mexican food without the cost of a plane ticket and hotel room!

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January 21, 2010 | 9:09 PM
I had to give it a star or I would have selected NO STAR, this is NOT the real Fiesta Cancun.. this is the old fiesta sunrise that was seen on kitchen nightmares... with the roaches and old gross food... look it up... the same owners that ran that place into the ground are now here.... go to the real FIESTA CANCUN in Nanuet on rt 59 across from the car wash.. if you want what you were used to the greatest host.. Manuel and the best food.
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