4212 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh; 855-8500.
Web site: www.fiestanc.com.
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin American.
Rating: 1 1\2
Atmosphere: Tropical and vibrant.
Service: Wildly erratic.
Recommended: Empanaditas, mole poblano con pollo.
Open: Lunch and dinner daily.
Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover; full bar; kid-friendly; entertainment (DJ or live band) Wednesday-Saturday.
The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in five categories:
4 stars: Extraordinary.
3 stars: Excellent.
2 stars: Good.
1 star: Fair.
Zero stars: Poor
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