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La Fonda at Villas El Rancho

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Ave. Sabalos-Cerritos #3147, Mazatlan, Mexico
(669)988-0090
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Description: La Fonda offers exquisite seafood and Mexican dishes in a casual...
La Fonda offers exquisite seafood and Mexican dishes in a casual atmosphere. Located directly in front of the beach, it has beautiful views, with great service and very reasonable prices. Hours of operation: 7am - 9pm.Tel in Mazatlan:
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  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices, spectacular service in charming ocean front quiet setting.

Winston our server was extremely attentive to our enjoyment of his restaurant. Even replaced our coffee with what he believed a better brew. Slightly more expensive than Bruja or Looney Been but makes up in ambiance and service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bamike
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Montana
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Montana
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winston our server was extremely attentive to our enjoyment of his restaurant. Even replaced our coffee with what he believed a better brew. Slightly more expensive than Bruja or Looney Been but makes up in ambiance and service.

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Thank bamike
Spokane, Washington
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149 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Would have missed La Fonda, as there is no sign on street, and even within the resort, and we never saw the name on it, in its cute beach palapa setting. One must enter the El Rancho gate, walk across the parking lot and walk down what seems a private area between Villas, and by pool, to finally reach steps... More 

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Thank Jeffery S
El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed for several days and ate there twice a day. Food was very good and wait staff very helpful and attentive.

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Thank Margaret P
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

As you walk past the bar, you'll receive a friendly wave and an "OLA!!!" from Jose - he's been an employee at the resort for about 20 years. This is the start of the friendly service and hospitality that you will receive. As you make your way up the stairs, you will be greeted, yet again, hearing "Welcome my Friends!!"... More 

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Thank Lora M
Calgary
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Wonderful small restaurant found in the El Rancho resort. Service was excellent and food very good. We had a shrimp dish and grilled fish and both were fresh and well prepared. Prices were a little higher than other places around but still reasonable. It was not busy the night we were there - maybe three other tables. It is right... More 

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Thank Barbara S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I came here yesterday because it was just a walk down the beach. We were literally the only people in there the entire night and the service was still horrible. The veggies obviously cane out of a frozen store bought bag and were microwaved to a sponge like grossness. I had the Mango shrimp and the shrimp... More 

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2 Thank Dan G
Nevada City, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I think little ocean view restaurants like this are the reason people go to Mexico. The food and drinks were excellent, especially the shrimp dishes. You can pay all you want and you won't get a better view anywhere in the world. We loved this place!

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Thank kevin_woolwool
El Dorado Hills, California
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Go in for breakfast, ask for Winston, tell him the big tall JEFFE GRANDE sent you!! Try the eggs with shrimp and chorizo. great coffee, 2 story beach palapa over the ocean.

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1 Thank Mepps W
Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

It is pretty inconsistent. They cooked up my husbands catch of Mahi Mahi and Marlin. It was exquisite. Sometimes there didn't seem to be any staff and the bar tender took over. They tried hard.

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Thank Moneyindbank
Kenora, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

On the first night of our 7 day vacation in Mazatlan, we went to La Fonda restaurant, and knew immediately, this would be the place we ate most of our meals for the week. We started with a couple of margaritas (happy hour ALL day there, 2 for one), and you get free salsa and chips right away. True Mexican... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave. Sabalos-Cerritos #3147, Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Sinaloa  >  Mazatlan
  • Phone Number: (669)988-0090

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

La Fonda offers exquisite seafood and Mexican dishes in a casual atmosphere. Located directly in front of the beach, it has beautiful views, with great service and very reasonable prices. Hours of operation: 7am - 9pm.Tel in Mazatlan:

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