Fiesta Sunrise Update – Kitchen Nightmares – Open or Closed?

Is Fiesta Sunrise still open?

Current Status: >> CLOSED <<
(keep reading to learn what happened)

Season: 2 | View All Season 2 Episodes
Original Episode Air Date: November 13, 2008
Fiesta Sunrise Address: 50 N Rte 303 West Nyack, New York 10994
Fiesta Sunrise Episode Update

Episode Recap

In this episode, Chef Gordon Ramsay visits Fiesta Sunrise, a Mexican restaurant based in New York. Fiesta Sunrise is owned by the trio of Vic, Patty, and Yolanda.

The episode shows that Vic and Yolanda had no money to open a new restaurant, so they ask their daughter Patty to use her credit and saving for the business.

As you might be able to guess, that was a horrible idea! Now, the family is going through hard times, not only regarding their money but also because of their family relations.

Thanks to tons of clutter and an astoundingly ugly interior decoration theme, Yolanda and Patty want to redecorate the restaurant, but Vic doesn’t listen to them.

And to top it all off, Patty feels resentment towards her mother for making her part of all the business troubles and stuff.

When the Gordon arrives at the restaurant and sees the sign above the door Grill 303, he thinks that the restaurant is closed but then he discovers that they actually haven’t changed the logo since the restaurant used to be named Grill 303.

Now as the story goes by and Gordon orders his food. He also discovers the sticker on the front peeled off, revealing the name of another restaurant Fiesta Garibaldi, which he discovers is Vic’s previous failed restaurant.

When the food arrives, it was like a nightmare on the table (I guess that’s why it’s called Kitchen Nightmares!). He then inspects the chicken and discovers that he has been served old rice, cooked days ago.

Yolanda then tells him that they are in 850,000 dollars in debt, which is pretty dang bad as far as debt levels go. Most people on Kitchen Nightmares don’t have quite that much debt.

As things get even worse, Gordon investigates the kitchen and finds the dirtiest kitchen of all.

He inspects the fridge and discovers that all the food was cooked last week.

Also, a customer sends back his food saying that it is like cardboard, and the server puts that back in the tray with other chips.

As Gordon inspects the kitchen he is terrified of the quality of the food.

He gets angry and tells Victor that he wouldn’t trust him to run a bath let alone a restaurant.

Gordon then tells the customers to leave and that the restaurant is closed, while also showing them old rotten beans.

Yolanda then tells the whole situation, also their personal issues. Don is also in the chat. The chat turns into an argument, as Don and Vic are not happy with each other.

As Gordon enters the kitchen and moves some plates, he discovers an infestation of cockroaches.

Vic admits that he knew about the infestation. Gordon then calls in the exterminator.

The night they begin their service with fresh food but failed miserable as the rice were overcooked and customers are left waiting for food.

Gordon realizes that their takings of the evening didn’t even give the cost of their hired staff.

At the end, Gordon saved the day. Next day he returns with Chef Juliet a Ballesteros, a top Mexican chef. He decorated the whole restaurant.

That night the customers are pleased with the food and the launch was successful.

Fiesta Sunrise Update - What Happened Next?

Fiesta Sunrise has one of the shortest updates of any restaurant on Kitchen Nightmares.

See, the restaurant couldn’t even manage to stay open until its episode was aired! Yup, Fiesta Sunrise closed before its own episode even aired.

So why did the restaurant get shut down? Taxes. In 2008, Fiesta Sunrise was seized for not paying back taxes. Therefore, Fiesta Sunrise’s last open day was actually its air time on Kitchen Nightmares.

In addition, there was a stabbing at Fiesta Sunrise a bit earlier in 2008. So between a disgusting kitchen, not paying taxes, and, you know, people getting stabbed…this restaurant was always doomed to failure.

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Last updated: 2021-11-27 06:14

23 thoughts on “Fiesta Sunrise Update – Kitchen Nightmares – Open or Closed?”

  1. So sad. How could a mother do that to her own daughter? I hope the daughter bounces back and lands far away from the tree.

  2. Wow dinner and a murder mystery and its closed? I would have paid to see that it would have been great for us Vets. Like having dinner in Iraq without all the battle rattle.

  3. From the first minute of the episode, it was glaringly obvious that it would never succeed the people involved had absolutely less than zero emotional involvement in the business- what surprised me was Ramsay’s continued efforts in a venture that was doomed well before he arrived!!!

    • To be honest, I wonder if Ramsay did to help the daughter sell it and recoup some losses. I felt bad that she got fleeced by not just a jerk, but basically her own mother as well.

  4. i hope you stay as a nobody. Do you hear what you just said? what does deportation have anything to do with cooking?

  5. Almost 2020 and just watched this episode on YouTube. Schmuck the step dad and the mom, how is the daughter doing? Why no updates over the years?

  6. They should hire the chick from Moma Rita and her BFf to run the place.

    Rich Leiberman Bay area Mysogonist

    oakland CA BLM

  7. This is in response to the person aptly named nobody. You are a racist piece of shit, and people like you shouldn’t have access to big boy and girl toys like computers.

  8. There is a genre of con man who gets away with everything not because they lie or threaten, but because they play stupid and pretend they don’t know what’s going on. That’s Vic. His lack of emotional investment, lack of concern about anything, suggests not all is right in his mind. Imagine taking someone for 850,000 USD. That’s a con. Most cons aren’t interesting. They have no plan. They just find ways to leech endlessly. This is Vic.

  9. How can you burn a nacho? I mean, I’ve made lots of Nachos, and if you forget one in the oven, it gets darker and darker until it is completely black. Never ever seen one with open flames on it!😂
    …Unless it was made on purpose for the show to add a “dramatic moment” in the climax of the episode…🤔

  10. The address is incorrect; it should be 78 NY-303 West Nyack, NY 10994; by Kitchen Nightmare video at 3:39, you can match the sign and at 3:44, you can match the building.
    Currently, Durante Rentals converted the property into a store.


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