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La Fondita

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1a Avenida sur # 3 | near escuela Union, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Washington, DC
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We loved La Fondita. Sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed Pepian de Pollo and beef tenderloin. Right in the center of town, an easy walk from most accommodations.

Thank donc880
Istanbul, Turkey
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Ive eaten her a few times. They are pretty big with an extensive menu. It is quite warm because of the indoor cooking.

Thank ginkiecat
Ottawa, Canada
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185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This was recommended to us by our hotel. Good typical food but as our trip progressed we found much better typical food restaurants. If just getting into Antigua a good place to go because it is in the middle of everything and close to the arch and in the heart of Antigua but it is a touristic place.

Thank Sunsequitur
Costa Rica
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great food! Went there for dinner and they had the best lighting and ambiance. I ordered fresh shrimp and it was delicious!

Thank iamfeli
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The owner was very friendly, but the food was just average. The restaurant has no atmosphere, and the prices have increased. The misleading sign says Q25, but that is only for the vegetarian meal.

Thank LindaFree
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Nothing special but the limited menu had sandwiches and a handful of good plates for a very reasonable cost. I had the chicken which came with side dishes and was enough to fill me up for just Q25. Nice owner too

Thank Felix C
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We do not normally vivit little places such as la Fondita but this was a nice little find. As compared to others in this market place we have to give it 5 stars. Good fresh food prepared nicely with great personal service by the owner...Luis.

Thank Leonardo B
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Based on reviews from TripAdvisor, I sought out this small restaurant during my visit to Antigua in April 2015. As promised, my lunch was excellent. I was the only customer in the restaurant and Luis, the owner, was very kind to welcome me in and take time for a chat. The cook took very little time to prepare my simple... More 

Thank Jeanine-Allan
St Paul, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

Our Guatemalan hosts recommended this place and all our entrees were very good. It took a while for the food to arrive, but perhaps because our group was large. Would surely eat here again if in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We visited la fondita on a Sunday evening and were very pleasantly surprised not only with our food but the kindness of the owner serving us. Compared to a lot of the other more touristy restaurants the food here, especially the local speciality pepian, was excellent. The food was very well priced, decent portions and probably some of the best... More 

Thank jtown13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1a Avenida sur # 3 | near escuela Union, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
  • Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua
La Fondita is a small and comfortable restaurant located in La Antigua Guatemala. Our mission is, to serve to our customers deliciouse dishes for an affordable and fair price.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?