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La Fonda

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210 W Main St., Artesia, NM 88210
505 746-9411
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Terrible service, servers are more interested in chatting among themselves then providing service. The food at Taco Bell is a better bet!

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2012
bonaventure
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
2,172 helpful votes 2,172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Terrible service, servers are more interested in chatting among themselves then providing service. The food at Taco Bell is a better bet!

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Texas, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I really like this restaurant because they don't use store bought frozen foods. Everything is homemade. The taco shells and chips, the tortillas and sauces, the meats, beans and rice. Everything is just delicious. I especially like their rice. When eating at mexican restaurants, rice can make or break the meal. If too dry, it can be difficult to chew.... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012 via mobile

We ate here twice and I guess it depends on who is cooking on the day you eat. First day was bad, food was cold and tasteless. Second time, food was okay, chili rellenos were much better. Service was good and servers accomadating. No margaritas or any alcohol served here. It's tough to eat Mexican food without a margarita! They... More 

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Artesia, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

just red and green which i don't care for. but they do have a good bbq buffet on Thursdays which include ribs and sausage. complimentary chips are stale and cold so i order some warm tortillas.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

One taste of the so-called queso & salsa and we were out of there and went to McDonalds!! Absolutely disgusting food, stopped up, foul ladies restroom and sub-par service with no apologies when we told the female hostess about the restroom. My stomach turns thinking about the nasty atmosphere and food! Do not go to La Fonda! The only reason... More 

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NM
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Their guacamole is really good, along with their salsa. And their iced tea is tasty. But their food isn't true mexican food; it's more tex-mex. If you want true mexican food, don't come here. The service is great.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

The title says it all. Yum! Definitely a nice twist on an old standby.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Now that the original owners have it back, La Fonda is a solid and consistent dining venue. Their New Mexican food is always good, but don't overlook their charbroiled steaks.

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Portales, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

I would go with the buffet because it has a lot of the food on the menu but you can try whatever you feel like

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Dayton, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I would go 50 miles out of my way for another meal here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 W Main St., Artesia, NM 88210
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia
  • Phone Number: 505 746-9411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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