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La Fonda Latina

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Virginia Highland
Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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923 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-4211
(404) 607-0665
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11:00 am - 11:30 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, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    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
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Macon, Georgia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We were going to get pizza next door and after seeing the long line decided to walk across the street and check out La Fonda. We had really good salsa and chips followed by two huge cuban themed entree's. I had the pork chops (some of the most flavorful I've had) with great black beans on the side. My wife... More 

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Waterford, Michigan
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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512 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 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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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?