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La Fonda

$$ - $$$Mexican,
210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
+1 505-746-9411
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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“chili relleno” (3 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fairly decent menu. Very nice Mexican restaurant. They do service beer and wine. The food was tasty, though I found the salsa bland. Prices very good. Parking free and plentiful. Great part of town

Thank Gyro1954
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I loved the Mexican food served very well here in a quiet, refined, well decorated atmosphere. We thought the Mexican food was prepared much better than average.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in town hungry. 5:20 PM on a SUNDAY evening. Went to Trip Advisor to search for a place to eat. The top 6 rated restaurant choices are all CLOSED on Sunday!!!!! Really????? We ended up at La Fonda. Nice decor, seated promptly and our...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Nice decor and not very busy when we arrived. Started out with chips and salsa. We were disappointed to find they only serve beer and wine and we are not fans of the wine margaritas. I enjoyed a combination with an omelette style chili rellano...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here during a road trip. Not bad. Good chips and dalsa. Friendly, efficient staff. Food was home made and tasted great. Good local crowd. Made for a nice pit stop.

Thank daddymo2
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We head through Artesia every couple of year and always try to make it at meal time. We stopped by at lunch on a Sunday and got to sample their new Mexican buffet! Fantastic! Tamales, enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos, salad, all the fixins. A Great...More

Thank 6inaSuburban
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was not only disappointed but saddened. I've gone to La Fonda for over 30 years. After moving away, I always looked forward to returning for their food. After several years, I visited and found the restaurant I very much enjoyed had severely declined in...More

Thank DrummerD2
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Food was hot and very good flavor. Close to hotel and priced right. Had both Mexican and American food.

Thank dcline2017
Reviewed 2 March 2017

La Fonda has been serving New Mexicans for decades and the food is great, the wait staff is great and so are the prices Sunday I had my favorite Chilie Rellanos from the buffet and they were perfect. The tamales, enchiladas (both red and green)...More

Thank Harley1947_10
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the waitress. We have eaten may times here in fact Sunday night after church we come here for some 30+ years. Have always wanted to come back. Great owners who make you feel like family.

Thank Mike P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia
  • Phone Number: +1 505-746-9411
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