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La Fonda Mexican Restaurant

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American, Mexican
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1900 N 2nd St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-4207
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
La Fonda esta bien

If you like authentic Mexican food, you will like LaFonda. It's very casual. Kind of a dive. Greasy spoon Mexican style. Locals go. Like a hidden treasure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Karin W
Lakewood, California
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  • Families with children
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Munds Park, Arizona, USA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Only Mexican restaurant in Flagstaff that serves the real thing! Excellent salsa, fantastic entrees and margaritas.

Thank Cheryl P
Hong Kong Region, China
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonably priced. The chips were stale but the salsa had a little bite but thin. The chicken enchiladas were bland but the amount of food was filling. Good place to eat on a budget.

Thank NewYorkCityGypsy
Mesa, Arizona
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231 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I know we have said it before that we wouldn't be back because of the food but we were invited and didn't want to be ungrateful. Once again we were sadly disappointed in the quality of the food and the flavor. I ordered a green chili chimi and out came a burro with red sauce on it. I said please... More 

Thank 2Travelers43
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It was not bad but it could be better. If you know real authentic Mexican food, you'll find yourself criticizing this place. It is definitely one of the locals favorite spot. The environment is great, service is good, but for he price I was expecting a little more from their dishes.

Thank Laiza L
Bend, Oregon
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Reasonable prices and excellent Mexican food! This is in a residential area just off north 4th and Rte 66. This is the best Mexican food I've had in Flagstaff and possibly all of Arizona. The portions are large and the quality is excellent, and the staff is friendly. I've spent months in Mexico and years in south Texas, I know... More 

Thank Deborah F
Edinburg, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Sorry we picked this off Trip Advisor's list. I'm from deep South Tx; my hubby & 3 others from Mx. Headed back to Tx from a road trip to the Gr.Canyon, we were all dissapointed with our meals. They shouldn't call this "Mexican" food. However, the locals seem to like it. (Utah has real Mx Food btw--Coyote Charro).

Thank BluJnQueen
Lakewood, California
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

If you like authentic Mexican food, you will like LaFonda. It's very casual. Kind of a dive. Greasy spoon Mexican style. Locals go. Like a hidden treasure.

Thank Karin W
Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Must try, this restaurant is tucked into the residential area hidden from the main route 66. The place is alway packed, and offers daily specials on food as well as drinks. They give you salsa and chips while you wait.. Our server was the best I have ever meet. His name was Howard and he was fast, considerate, and observant... More 

Thank Ethel1949
Aledo, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Love this place!! We ate there 2 times during a vacation to Flagstaff. Highly recommend. Great food, great staff.

Thank DebraLThomas
Phoenix, AZ
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My wife and I ate here on August 12th. She had the Mixed Plate (Cheese enchilada, tamale, taco, picaro) and I tried the 3 Amigos (Chicken enchilada, shredded beef enchilada, & pork carnita enchilada). Both rivaled anything we can get in Phoenix. The margaritas went down easy :) Located in an older neighborhood, but definitely worth seeking out. Be sure... More 

Thank Arizona_RoadRunner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 N 2nd St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: 19287790296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?