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La Fonda de la Noche

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Jesus 251, Guadalajara, Mexico
33/3827-0917
Today
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
One of Guadalajara's best

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Don't expect to find a luxury fake restaurant, but one of the best traditional, natural and artistic places around. A most dine in the city. Carlos and his crew have done a wonderful job. (If you have a chance, ask Carlos how was the name... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
acevesgac
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Newport Beach, California
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport Beach, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere. Don't expect to find a luxury fake restaurant, but one of the best traditional, natural and artistic places around. A most dine in the city. Carlos and his crew have done a wonderful job. (If you have a chance, ask Carlos how was the name of the restaurant came about, great story) Enrique

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If we were not walked there by a local we probably would not have found it. Not in the trendy area. But it was well worth it. There are not many restaurants that is open past 7:30 on a Sunday night and we were lucky to hear about this one. An old house where you have a choice of different... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A few circles around the block and we alas found this tucked away treasure. Candle-lit ambience welcomed us and we were encouraged to choose from many sweet, cozy rooms on multiple floors. The waiter described each dish and steered us to the sampler plate. We also split their famous Chile en Nogatas. This dish was simply heaven. The owner/chef, Carlos,... More 

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Irvine, CA
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397 reviews 397 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This restaurant is a little out of the way, but very much worth seeking out. The setting is an older house and each room houses a table or two. Look around to see what appeals. The menu is limited and you are probably best putting yourself in the hands of the server (who may well be the owner). The combination... More 

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Yreka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

No kitschy Mexican ambiance here. This is the real deal to the max. A beautiful old house, filled with beautiful art, artfully prepared and served beautiful food. If I did not know you I would not tell you the address because this gem should be saved as a secret for only your best friends because you are sure to go... More 

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This small and excellent restaurant is located amidst a typical residential area - if you do not pay attention to house numbers, you'll easily miss it. However, once you find it, you'll never forget: here you will taste one of the best real Jalisco food you can find in Guadalajara, without aching in your pocket.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place is quite out of the way but it'll be worth your while seeking it out. The building is charming and cosy with various rooms to choose from in which to dine and you're sure to get a warm welcome from your host Carlos. The food and beer we had was delicious and Carlos was great fun to talk... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hidden in a candle lit Art Deco house in Guadalajara you will find this nice restaurant with typical food. Welcomed with a little "reservation" card with your surname on it you can choose from the spoken menu. Service & food are great! To put on your "must visit" list ;)

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was outstanding in every regard. The sign-less, candle-lit Art Deco house is loaded with interesting bric a brac and plants creating a charming and pleasantly spooky atmosphere. The food was fresh and delicious. Everything we ate was perfectly prepared, but my favorite was mushrooms with wine, garlic and parsley. The kitchen is open and the chef/owner seemed happy... More 

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Culver City, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My hotel highly recommended this restaurant - and I was not disappointed. The owner is very sociable and takes pride in his restaurant. The wait staff was attentive. The restaurant is beautiful with lots of little rooms. As I was dining alone, I chose to sit towards the back of the restaurant in the main entry area. I could see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jesus 251, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Guadalajara Metropolitan Area  >  Guadalajara
  • Phone Number: 33/3827-0917

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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