1236 W 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8410440.760757 -111.926617
Neighborhoods: Poplar Grove
I love this place. The service isnt the best, but the food is worth it.
Authentic foos – I love the food at La Frontera, the service usually sucks but the food and prices make it worth it. I like to get take out.
after so many years its time to close this joint – After so many years of loving their smothered burritos we fell in love with the more varied and authentic Red Iguana. We thought we'd go back for the old times sake to the original La Frontera. OMG! The place stunk of cleaning fluid. The patrons were scary. The service was terrible. The order was messed up. All would have been forgiven (it is a ghetto kind of place) but the food was just terrible. I will never go back. The Red Iguana is just so fantastic, with their mole sauces etc., not to mention a variety of margaritas, that even a 1 hour wait is worth it.
mexicans that can't cook mexican food ?? – Well from the condescending waiter to the fact that they do not know how to make ,huevos rancheros,a mexican classic.I was not impressed at all.It was clean at least which is what the token one star is for. The soupy mess with no tortillas under the eggs wasn't great.I guess they figured a couple of gringos wouldn't know the difference.But I have been cooking since age 9 and can cook good mexican food,as well as many other nationalities cuisine.The prices are low but I guess there is a not-so-positive reason for that.
AWESOME FOOD CRAPPY SERVISE!!! – THE FOOD ROCKS THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT BUT THERE SERVERS AND CASHIERS SUCK. LAST WEEK I MADE AN ORDER IT TOOK THE CASHIER ALMOST 40 MIN TO GET MY ORDER READY AN WHEN I ASKED ANOTHER SERVER TO HELP HER SHE SAID AND I QUOTE " ITS NOT MY ORDER AND IM BUSY SO I CANT" THAN SHE TURNED AROUND AND WALKED AWAY... THEY NEED BETTER PEOPLE WORKING IN THE FRONT!!!
How could this be rated so high??? – To be honest, I've eaten here 5 or 6 times. I don't care for the spices and the meat is usually crunchy. After the last time eating there I became ill within 1 hour after eating. I hadn't eaten all day either up until then. The spices to me taste like the packaged Old El Paso junk you can purchase at a grocery store and season your meat at home. Very disappointing. The only upside to the experience was the nice friendly staff. I would rather eat at a fast food place or taco stand. Really? Crunchy meat?
Great food and service – The absolute best smothered burritos in the state and out. I just got back from some border towns in AZ and I was thinking how much better the food was at La Frontera back home.
You can't go wrong with La Frontera if you are in the mood for delicious food.
Extremely good Mexican Food (esp the Smothered Burritos, best Chile Verde on the planet!!!) – Great Authentic Mexican Food. When relatives come from out of town La Frontera is a must every time.....
Their Smothered Chili Verde Burritos are the best (very flavorful with a nice hot kick, the kind that makes you sweat but doesn't destroy your taste buds).
Their enchiladas and tacos are good but aren't much different from other good Mexican restaurants.......
I love their order of 3 Smothered Burritos or the Large Combination. Both are a ton of food for a great price (even though the prices did go up a bit this year, but with gas prices so high pretty much everyone has had to increase their prices).
Their Juevos Rancheros is also very good since it has tons of the Chili Verde (and is served at any time of the day).
Some don't like their chips and salsa but I love them........ It isn't a fresh salsa like some people like but it is a very hot and addicting type of hot sauce that I love (as long as there is water in my glass).
An absolute must for anyone who loves good Mexican food!!!!
I use to like it...until I tried something other than a smothered burrito – I'll admit I use to really like this place, but I don't know what happened lately. The prices have
got out of hand. I usually only order the smothered fair, like the burritos, which is very good, but
when my family ventured outside the 'smothered' recommendation I sampled it and was put off by
how poor the non smothered sauce tasted. It's very sauce from a can tasting.
On top of that, their salsa is not very good. It's a paste from a bottle.. where's the real salsa? The chips
are also hard and cold. Unless you get the smothered burrito only, I don't recommend anything else.
Average fare – Average mexican fare for a place that has a loyal following. If you want flavorful food go somewhere else ,if you dont like your mexican food with not much of a kick this is your place.A liitle overpriced for what it is. The service was also somewhat to be desired.
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