Fiesta Brava: Corning’s First Great Mexican Restaurant
YES YES YES YES YES YES and YES… It’s good. It’s very good! This location alone has hosted two other attempts at Mexican food, but Fiesta Brava is the first one that is going to last. So what makes Fiesta Brava different than the others?
While Fiesta Brava doesn’t have a bar yet (they are in the process of acquiring their liquor license – I know this because I called, because that’s the kind of detail my fans demand), they did the right thing and invested in their atmosphere first. The previous establishments were bare and felt like sitting in a college cafeteria. Fiesta Brava has made the space cozy and… well… Mexican. There is even lively music playing in the background to set the mood.
#2) Amazing Staff
One of the most noticeable differences at Fiesta Brava is that they have a professional wait staff. I witnessed a waiter with a table of 8 carrying his entire table’s worth of food on a single arm… Not on a platter, but I literally mean every plate was stacked on one outstretched arm. When’s the last time you saw an entire dining room break out into spontaneous applause for a waiter? Well that’s exactly what happened, and it was a first for me.
Another thing I really loved is when I first walked in to meet my girlfriend for lunch, a passing waiter glanced at me and said “HOLA AMIGO!” Throughout my meal he referred to my girlfriend as senorita, and me as amigo. And in a totally cool / not cheesy way. I’m pretty sure I’m actually best amigos with him now.
#3) FOOOOOOOD GOOOOOOD
The food is right on. Corn chips come before your meal with a great homemade salsa. As I was awaiting my Fajita Taco Salad, I overheard two tables exclaiming how good their lunch was. It was good. It was great.[clear]
I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW
Fiesta Brava | 84 E Market St, Corning, NY 14830 | 607-936-4400