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La Fonda

210 W Main St., Artesia, NM 88210
505 746-9411
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Ranked #15 of 30 restaurants in Artesia
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have eaten at la Fonda for many years and go there any time we visit Artesia. The food is great, and we were able to make reservations for a large family gathering. It is our family tradition and we just love it. Also all around the restaurant are the sculptures, fun for a post-meal stroll.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Have eaten there since the '60s...when it was some of the best Mexican food in the state. Has changed ownership several times...good/bad/good/bad...currently mediocre. Clean with great decor. Service is dependent on who's working...generally fair. Food is below par, pricing is above par.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Wife and I were in there. I had not been in here in many years. Ordered a stuffed sopapilla and it was NOT. Wife's dish made her sick. DO NOT GO HERE.

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Farrell, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Dirty carts. Rude waitress. Lousy food. Waitress to friendly with my husband.will never go back again.my family from out of town thought the waitress was to friendly also.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I live around Albuquerque and I have a lot of family it Texas. We decided this would be a good place for us all to meet up as some of us were visiting Bottomless Lakes and others Carlsbad Caverns. First, they don't have beer or wine -- which we can live with as my cousins are from a dry county.... More

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Artesia NM
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

You can always depend on great service and good food. Family atmosphere. Long time established with a good reputation.

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New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We live here and I'd say we eat at La Fonda on the average of once every two weeks. It has good food and good service. It is often crowded, which indicates it popularity. My favorite is the green chile enchiladas with white sauce. Their guacamole is the best anywhere. Nice atmosphere and reasonalble prices.

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Farrell, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The food was not that great and the waitress kim kept hugging and kissing my husband. Dont know what kind of waitress she is but I didnt like it will not go back.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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193 reviews 193 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We didn't even know that this place had a Sunday buffet. We just wandered in to eat Mexican food. It had been quite some time since we'd been here, so we decided to try them again. We were seated within two minutes after entering. The waitress was friendly and efficient. She's the one who told us about the buffet after... More

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Cleveland, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Picked this restaurant by chance. The chicken fajita salad was the best I ever had- in a huge bowl and loaded with real juicy chicken breast, peppers, onion, olives, pinto beans and lots of other goodies. The asada was a bit spicy for my wife, but delicious. The salsa was very spicy and flavorful.

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