Hopefully my slightly rusty Spanish is working out ok for the title here...
We went to the newly renovated La Siesta in the center of Winthrop last night. I had been there in the winter when it was just one small room with a handful of tables, but now, boy, is it nice inside. Three rooms, each with a distinct personality, and room for probably about 100 people. The food hasn't changed, though (which is a good thing), and the servers and the owner are as nice as ever. The owner makes a point of visiting every table, asking if things are ok and chatting about this and that--indeed a very nice touch.
The tortilla chips and deep red salsa were terrific once again, as was the tortilla soup, which had a great mix of chicken, zucchini, squash, carrots, tortilla chips, cilantro, and spices. For our entrees, I pulled myself away from getting another chile colorado burrito there (one of my favorite dishes in general, and a staple for me whenever I'm in San Diego), and went with a combo plate instead--cheese enchilada with a cinnamon-rich mole, a hard-shell taco with wonderfully seasoned ground beef, and decent, though not great, rice and beans. My GF had one of the nightly specials--blackened pork and vegetable skewers with rice, beans, and guacomole. The pork was truly excellent; the guacamole, while tasty, was not up to the level of Angela's in East Boston.
I'm glad to see that La Siesta finally finished with their renovations and has maintained the quality of the food. It's definitely nice to have yet another good option for Mexican in the Boston area.