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La Fonda

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210 W Main St., Artesia, NM 88210
505 746-9411
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 11
    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
Large Portions.

We are camping south of Artesia and visited La Fonda on the recommendation of another camper. We weren't sure if it was a Mexican Restaurant, or Southwest dishes, but it seems to be some of everything. I was disappointed that I could not get a cold beer to wash down a very heavy lunch, but learned... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2013
Bonnie G
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Ajijic, Mexico
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Springer, New Mexico
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

First, a disclaimer, I was born in Artesia. My late uncle worked in this establishment back in the 1970's and it is an Artesia icon, having been around as long as I can remember. Today on Valentines, we were going to go and try another restaurant, but it did not open until later, so we went here. We were promptly... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I have been here several times and never ordered the same thing twice. Lots of food to select from. I had the chicken burrito smothered in green chile sauce recently and it was delicious. I also appreciate the larger drink cups. I have had really great service all but one time when I had a new employee. They have a... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming here once every week for a long time now! It is by far the best place to eat in artesia. The service is great and the nicest people you'll meet!

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lubbock
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Luckily we stopped in for lunch at about 11:30 am on Sunday, because the place was really full when we left with lots of people waiting for tables! Our food was delicious, I had the chili relleno, the best I've had, really. The portions were very generous, we each took some home because we couldn't eat it all. The service... More 

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Artesia, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We usually eat at La Fonda every few weeks, but not anymore. The food is really bad now. Maybe since they are for sale now they just don't care anymore. We won't be eating here anymore.

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Tucson
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It's slim pickin's on Sunday nights in Artesia. Regretfully, we opted for La Fonda. The service was ho-hum, the atmosphere not at all inviting, but the food was horrible. The 'chicken' my husband ordered seemed like frozen, pressed meat, the sauce thick and tasteless, the rice a mound of hard goop, the beans encrusted and cold. My topopo salad was... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We are camping south of Artesia and visited La Fonda on the recommendation of another camper. We weren't sure if it was a Mexican Restaurant, or Southwest dishes, but it seems to be some of everything. I was disappointed that I could not get a cold beer to wash down a very heavy lunch, but learned too late that La... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I haven't been here since I was a kid but it was just as good as I remember. We had a selection of Mexican food and a hamburger. The stuffed sopapillas were awesome and huge! We had a great experience and the waitress was really nice. Very generous portions and reasonable prices.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This place was very family friendly with excellent service. The Mexican food is average, but given the limited number of restaurants in town I would still eat there again.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Try the Chicken Taco Salad. The restaurant is homey and the service friendly. Not a bad option for dinner in town.

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