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La Fortaleza

361 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-1654
+1 973-928-4470
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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361 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-1654
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are better taco places not far from here in Passaic but if you’re in the area and not looking to travel, look for parking, and sit in traffic this is a good spot to eat at. You’ll get a good meal for a fair...More

Thank JerseyDave88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First. let me say that their participation in the airline miles dining program brought us here. Their front door is somewhat scary, like the entrance to a Speakeasy. The interior is dimly lit with a garish decor against a black ceiling. There were no prices...More

Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I have tried to eat at this establishment several times and have never been able to get in because the line was always so long. Well today I found out why. This place is amazing !!! The atmosphere and food are so worth it. This...More

Thank Corey L
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We arrived there at 5:30 pm on a weekday, which was GREAT. Small place - Get there BEFORE 6:00 pm. I heard weekends are crazy. The food & service was VERY good.

Thank pattibonczkowski
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We pass this place on many occasions as of late and decided to stop in. The outside is so bright and colorful and when you walk in, the colors intensify. A very vibrant place with good, authentic Mexican food, all reasonably priced. It feels as...More

Thank Gotham31
Reviewed 27 May 2018

We have ordered from this place for the past couple years and the quality of the food has changed and not for the better. We have always ordered the shrimp burrito because of dietary restrictions around meat. Today they gave us the shrimp burrito mixed...More

Thank Simon I
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I haven’t been here in quite a while. The parking lot is always packed and a lot of time there’s a line out the door. We went tonight and it was OK. But that was it- just OK. I had a chicken burrito that was...More

Thank uncleyankeemike
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Was recommended this place by my Mexican friend because of my love for old Volkswagen cars. They have 3 classic vw beetles up front and the party doesn't end there. As soon as you walk in, you're greeted with a cascade of color. All very...More

Thank Max U
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Excellent service and courteous staff. The food is excellent and that is the reason that it is always packed.

Thank Weleme
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Good food and the place so original. Love it specially the mariachis. Also I recommend the nachos and the arrachera which is so Delia cious

Thank AntonioT96
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 361 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-1654
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Garfield
  • Phone Number: +1 973-928-4470
  • E-mail
You don't have to travel to Mexico to enjoy the traditional atmosphere and Mexican cuisine at La Fortaleza! Located in Garfield, we take real pride in our authentic Mexican Gastronomy. Our dishes are prepared according to exclusive family recipes and made throughout the day with the highest quality ingredients available. From our homemade salsa and tableside guacamole made with Michoacano Avocados, Onions and Cilantro, to our thick corn tortillas for our tacos, burritos and fajitas- everything is prepared fresh to ensure the ultimate flavor. These are but a few of the efforts we make every day to bring you the real flavors of Mexico! Family and friends can join us on Friday and Saturday nights for Karaoke, and Sunday nights for Mariachi, to enjoy an unforgettable moment with us. Visit our website for more information and full menus, then let us satisfy your craving for something different tonight with our daily specials at La Fortaleza!
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