img_9849Our reviews have been very favorable! Indy Star’s Liz Biro wrote: “Small, affordable menus make this neighborhood spot worth visiting a few nights a week…the most balanced mezcal cocktail I’ve sampled.”

Sophisticated Living gave Festiva a rave review, accompanied by some dazzling photos.

Our contest to name Festiva generated thousands of entries–and interest from the press.

Liz Biro of the Indy Star followed up with a story about the delightful contest winner.

Festiva’s opening was eagerly anticipated. The Indy Star quoted Peter George: “It’s just going to be fresh and be new. Mexican flavors. You might see a whole fish or two, some chimichurri, some old standards like guacamole. It’s going to be stuff maybe you’ve seen but probably haven’t unless you’ve been to Mexico or been somewhere with real Mexican food.”

NUVO chimed in with its own glowing article: “While Tinker Street is known for its wine, Festiva has the opportunity to set itself apart in the neighborhood with its three-way alcohol license (beer, wine and liquor). The bar program is looking to match the quality of the food program with Jason Foust (from North End BBQ & Moonshine) as the Beverage Director.”