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La Fonda

Miguel Hidalgo s/n between Obregon and 12 de Octubre, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Ranked #107 of 341 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: I don't know if this restaurant has its own website so I've provided a link to a Los Cabos restaurant guide (this is how we decided to give it a try, after a recommendation from the concierge at our hotel).
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157 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My family had very find memories of this place when it was la Fonda. New ownership changed everything. Do not go unless you have 3 hours to eat. Also I am vegetarian so I asked the server what he would recommend for vegetarian option so he mentioned the quinoa, it came out and it had chicken AND octopus in it!!... More

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Danville, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Smaller, but well appointed restaurant in the residential section of Cabo San Lucas north of Mi Casa. The food is varied and wonderful. The staff friendly and helpful. We try something new each time we go (even had the fried grasshoppers as an appetizer). We like to try new place to east each time we go to Cabo, but we... More

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Boise, Idaho
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166 reviews 166 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have enjoyed this place for years as it was recommended to us by fellow pool dwellers at Playa Grande! We make it a point of going every year and my husband loves the bigger then life short rib! It truly extends over the edges of the plate! And it tastes fantastic! The service is very good and although it... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My friends and I ate at La Fonda on our last night in Cabo. It was a wonderful choice. The house-like atmosphere was pretty and quaint. The restaurant is fairly small but so nicely done. The waiters were very helpful and friendly. For the most part the service was good although a couple of times we thought we were forgotten... More

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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

It was a outstanding experience. The food and the service were wonderful and the music was magical. We loved the restaurant and the people who made our night great.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place is actually pretty hard to find, but definitely worth it. I had one of the best steaks of my entire life while I was here. They give you AMAZING mashed potatoes as well, and the peppers they serve with it is amazing. My boss got the Lamb Chops in plum sauce and said it was the best meal... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Disappointed in the quality of the food. Did you change management. Food did not have the flavors of grandmas cooking. Nor was it stove hot. The upgrade in to the restaurant it's self was nice to see, but when the food is impacted that is a shame. Hopefully next year it will be better. Yes, we all have our days,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

La Fonda was a nice retreat from the traditional tourist traps of Los Cabos. About half the clientele were locals, and the food seemed legitimately authentic. That said, our waiter spoke excellent English, and was able to recommend some great stuff. The octopus appetizer was really special, as were the soups (which were layered with great flavors). The house enchiladas... More

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We have been going to Cabo for years but never made it to La Fonda for dinner. This time we did and it was so very good we went back a second time. The restaurant setting, the warm staff and service and mostly the food - all outstanding and a great value surprise as well. Plus being a little off... More

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were anticipating our annual Christmas Eve dinner at La Fonda - they didn't have the reservation I had made 8 days earlier... But they had seating. They have remodeled - change is good- but I really miss the charm of the beautiful stone wall with mouth blown glass. The open feel was less personal. Service was good. The hibiscus... More

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