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La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

1900 N 2nd St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-4207
928-779-0296
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Ranked #73 of 278 Restaurants in Flagstaff
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Good for: Families with children
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Santa Clara, Utah
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192 reviews 192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went based on friends recommendation. First try was at 6pm. The line was out the door with a 25 min. wait so went the next day at about 4:30pm. Got seated right away. Service was quick and very friendly. I'm not big on heat so the salsa was too hot for me (usually is). I ordered the carnita burro.... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

La Fonda never fails to disappoint us! We lived in Flagstaff for 25 years and still go whenever we visit from the Phoenix area. It doesn't matter what we have, it is always good. The service is always fast and efficient, the wait to get a table can be awhile at meal times. We always try to go a couple... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Established by a Flagstaff family, and still run by the family, La Fonda's has traditional northern Arizona Mexican food, including picaros (a rolled corn tortilla filled with chicken or beef, garnished with guacamole). It's been a Flagstaff favorite for many years, and continues in that role. No matter what day or time you go, you will find La Fonda busy,... More

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Flagstaff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Where the locals go for great Mexican food. Always a wait, but well worth it. Great Mexican food for a good value and a family friendly atmosphere. We have been going there for 35 years and have rarely been disappointed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took my family here while traveling through Flagstaff. Our waiter, CJ, was both very patient and knowledgable about the menu (which we appreciate when traveling with both young kids and specific food needs). And the food? Excellent! Wonderful! I'd recommend trying one of the specials because they really come with a variety of specialties to try. The service is... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

$.99 tacos on Tuesdays but every college student at NAU shows up so pretty busy during the school year. More expensive other nights. Most locals love this place. Not fancy but good food.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Customer service was amazing. Drove up from phoenix on the bike and was pretty hot out we couldn't be seated right away but still offered us our drinks. Waited maybe 10 minutes before we were seated. I ordered the blue corn chicken tacos amazing in flavor. I can't wait to come back Excellent service low prices large amount of food... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I came here for lunch like at 2:30 in the afternoon and the place was packed. Most places are empty at that time of day. The service is fast and attentive, they give you a sopa pia after your meal. I had the carne asada burro and it was well just a flour tortilla with not even the best carne... More

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Kent, Washington, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The restaurant is clean and looks like a Mexican restaurant. There do seem to be a lot of locals and the friends I was with say it's their favorite. I had a chicken enchilada. The sauce tasted like a canned store bought sauce. Very bland. Also had a chile relleno and THAT was really good.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been a regular customer of La Fonda for several decades. Once in a while, we'll try another Mexican food restaurant only to return to La Fonda. We find the food to be the most tasty, consistently great, and the service accomplished in a friendly and efficient manner.

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