The Akron Pizza Task Force visits Fiesta Pizza and Chicken May 19th, 2020 Fiesta Pizza receives rating of 10/10 words and photos by Abigail Palombo, Akron Pizza Task Force Local restaurants are relying on take out orders more than ever. Fiesta Pizza and Chicken is a family-owned business that has been around Akron for 50 years and is the home of the original jojo. There are three locations throughout Akron — in Cuyahoga Falls (the one I went to), Ellet and Goodyear Heights. Considering all I had to do was call in and order and then go and pick it up, it was an all-around pleasant experience. When deciding what to order, I noticed that their website could be a little more mobile-friendly. But staff answered the phone in a timely manner, repeated the order back to me and gave me a reasonable wait time for a Saturday night! When I got to the shop, I had to wait outside due to social distancing rules, so good thing it was a nice day. The man at the counter was friendly and greeted me right away and informed me my order would just be a few minutes longer. The food was freshly made, presented well, and tasted AWESOME! Read more: The APTF visits Euro GyroThe APTF visits Luca’s New York Style Pizza Pizza Breakdown Crust: There was no choice between thin and thick crust, but that did not matter because it was the perfect in-between. It was cooked until it was just a light golden brown, not undercooked on the bottom or overcooked on the top. It had a little bit of a crunch at the end, which I loved. Sauce: The sauce was a little bit on the sweeter side, which paired well with the cheese and the toppings. They don’t overdo it with the sauce, either — there is a good amount but it doesn’t overshine the other flavors. Toppings: Getting toppings on your pizza was a little pricey, though. Each topping costs an extra $1.50 on a small pizza, $2 on a large pizza and $7 on a sheet pizza. Options include pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, green peppers, onions, anchovies, banana peppers, black olives and bacon. Believe it or not, I am not a big pepperoni person, so I got just mushrooms on top and did not regret it. The mushrooms were cooked to perfection and you do get your money’s worth. They weren’t some small little mushrooms – they put big full slices on and cook them to where they just curl a little bit on the end. Cheese Pull: As far as the cheese goes, it was a good blend. They also cooked that to where you saw the little golden brown bubbles throughout. It wasn’t stringy but I don’t look for that too much in a pizza. The cheese-to-sauce-to-crust ratio was great. The Final Slice Takeout Experience: Like I stated above, the takeout experience was enjoyable. I did not have to wait too long and everyone was friendly for being in a time like this. At this location, you would not be able to sit down anyways — it is small and is probably takeout only at all times. There is just a checkout window you walk up to to pay. I think I waited maybe seven minutes, but I was also a little bit early to pick up my order, so they are reasonable with the wait time they told me over the phone. Atmosphere: I think this pizza shop is perfect for on-the-go families and teenagers. It’s a quick on-the-go kind of pizza place and would be perfect for a game night. Get The Devil Strip in your inbox! By submitting your email address, you agree to receive biweekly newsletters from The Devil Strip. We’ll never spam you. Use the unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time. Processing… Success! You're on the list. Whoops! There was an error and we couldn't process your subscription. Please reload the page and try again. Value: The starting price of the pizza is reasonable: $6.95 for a small, $10.95 for a large and $29.95 for a sheet. Where it starts to get expensive for me is the toppings, which each cost at least $1.50 extra. If you get more than one topping, you’re looking at spending as much on toppings as you did on the pizza itself. I also got a side of jojos, which came in a bag of 10 for $3.75. The order came to a total of $16.70 and fed two people. Overall, considering the quality and quantity I think this pizza was worth it. It tasted authentic and well-made. Rating: I’d actually give this place a perfect 10! Fiesta Pizza and Chicken www.fiestapizzaandchicken.com Goodyear Heights: 330-733-2201 Ellet: 330-784-0435 (Delivery only available at this location) Cuyahoga Falls: 330-929-2004 Hours vary at each location The Akron Pizza Task Force is made up of students from the Taylor Institute for Direct Marketing at the University of Akron. 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