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La Fonda Latina

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Virginia Highland
Cuban, Latin, Mexican
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923 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4211
(404) 607-0665
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
Late lunch/snack - pozole

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
redgeorgiadawg
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

a great latin restaurant that serves a wonderfull paella and arroz con pollo (amongst other things). the food is tasty and ample, if not super sized ! and very affordable too. my husband is a fan of their margarita and fresh salsa. add the patio ambience and you have a winner for summer afternoons and winter nights :)

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Went here with some girlfriends last weekend and fell in love. I wasn't expecting to like it, but I did. Nice casual vibe and nice waitstaff. I ordered the beans and rice and maduros. The beans and rice were wonderful, but the maduros were burnt. The prices on the menu was really good and had nice serving sizes. My friends... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

This is pretty much average Mexican but the margaritas are delicious. The value is fine but this place gets pretty packed often.

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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: Cuban, Latin, Mexican

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?