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La Fortaleza

361 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-1654
+1 973-928-4470
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“chimichanga” (3 reviews)
“churros” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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361 Midland Ave, Garfield, NJ 07026-1654
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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 Antonio T
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a fun atmosphere with a different feel this is the place for you. The atmosphere makes you feel as if you truly are in Mexico 🇲🇽. The drinks are phenomenal we have been there twice thus far with one week in...More

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Discovered this place on Trip Advisor while sitting at a hotel. Drove there, definitely a neighborhood restaurant. I have been all over Mexico, this place is truly authentic. Actually sat at a table, not the bar. Waitress was a young lovely Mexican gal with a...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very small but the decoration were very cool it was very Mexican theme.The service was very good.The prices are average but the food is delicious.Also when it’s someone Birthday they celebrate super cool. Jorvan77 Fairview-New Jersey

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is decorated with mexican memorabilia both inside and out. Loved it. We had red sangria and ordered the sampler appetizer. Delish. Dinner was served hot and fresh ingredients were used. Portions so huge you can take it home for another day. Loved the...More

Thank R B
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a real find! The guac/salsa and stuffed jalapeños are awesome and the drinks and entrees are great too. Just be prepared to take a nice nap afterwards because you'll need one. FYI, the mojitos are first rate.

Thank Adamlech
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
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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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