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La Fonda Latina

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Virginia Highland
Mexican, Latin, Cuban
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923 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4211
(404) 607-0665
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Consistently Delicious

I've eaten here many times over the years, always for lunch, and it is consistently delicious. Their complementary chips are fresh and their salsa very fresh and habit-forming. The menu is Cuban/Mexican and varied. I almost always order the Cuban Reuben, a delectable sandwich of chicken, cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
GPBurdell67
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a place that tries to combine Mexican, Cuban, and Spanish food under one roof. It looks decent on the inside. My girlfriend and I decided to try it since it is next door to Fellini's. We both ordered horchata while I ordered chicken tacos with chipotle sauce and she ordered shrimp and chicken paella. The chipotle sauce was... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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482 reviews 482 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I've eaten here many times over the years, always for lunch, and it is consistently delicious. Their complementary chips are fresh and their salsa very fresh and habit-forming. The menu is Cuban/Mexican and varied. I almost always order the Cuban Reuben, a delectable sandwich of chicken, cheese, and slaw on thick bread heated in a press. Black beans and rice... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Their salmon salad is one of my favorite salads in the whole city. It has fresh artichoke and the most amazing mustard vinaigrette dressing. Nice rooftop deck is great in the spring and summer. Food service is very fast.

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Perfect salsa. I had pozole with smoked pork, cabbage, radishes & avocado. Loud atmosphere. Great, predictable service and food.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Did lunch here recently. Menu has a good range of selections and prices are good. I had a bocadillo de bistek and my dining partner had the paella del mar. The chips and salsa were quite good and the service was a little slow but okay. The entrees were only fair. Neither the bocadillo nor the paella had a lot... More 

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Venice, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

There are several LaFondas in Atlanta and they are pretty consistent with their food.....which is very good. Always crowded when I've been there and it's a place where you can take children. Not fine dining and they don't purport to be...but good, tasty food for lunch or dinner. Price is reasonable. I'll go back next time I'm in Atlanta.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have eaten at this and other LaFonda locations a number of times so I thought it might be useful to provide my feedback. First the food is tasty and consistent between locations and visits. After a long work day and a lack of desire to prepare a meal, we decided on LaFonda. It is not fast food but it... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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244 reviews 244 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Moving from the west coast down to the south it's very rare that you can find a nice authentic Mexican food joint! I know good Mexican food when I eat it and this place isn't half bad. My co worker suggested this for lunch and I was a bit surprised on how well they turned out to be. The place... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My barometer for a tasty Mexican restaurants is the flavor and texture of the salsa and the crispiness of the tortilla chips. If those two basics aren't on point, then I know I'm in trouble. Well, let me tell you, Lafonda gets 5 stars for both and their menu selections don't disappoint either. The Ponce de Leon Avenue location is... More 

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Houston, TX
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta for a casual meal - I also think it's worth a visit if you are from out of town. First, I love the margaritas. I'm a lightweight drinker and I only need one - they are delicious. La Fonda's feels very authentic - for example, you can order stuff that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 923 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4211
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Virginia Highland
  • Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
  • Phone Number: (404) 607-0665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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 - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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