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La Fonda

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
+1 505-746-9411
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Excellent chips and salsa! Water to drink, cannot speak to other beverages. The salads were more than ample! Steaks were cooked very well. Our waitress was very helpful, polite and took great care of us. Wanted to return the next night (Saturday) and sadly they were closed.

Thank Lynne B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015

The service was great, but the food for me was just okay especially the salsa and green chile. I did, however, really enjoy the cheese quesadilla.

Thank clynncox
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food was authentic to the area and the business was a comfortable family run establishment. They do not have a license for alcohol, but it may be possible to BYOB (did not ask). This was not an issue for us (makes the meal that much less expensive). Good value and adequate portions. Friendly staff and good service. I would... More 

Thank AllExpensePaid
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

service from the waitress we had that day was awful. Very rude, and vulgar. My family and I left before our drinks arrived.

Thank guest88210
Clovis, New Mexico
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

We brought a group of six in and the lots were full, but we were seated right away. Most had the buffet and were pleased with the selection. Service was very good and reasonable prices. La Fonda has a long resutation as a place to go to in Artesia - well worth the stop.

Thank Bruce B
New Mexico
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2015

The La Fonda has been in this town for many years, and the locals have developed a taste for this restaurant. The service is great, the place is well maintained and extremely clean. They also have a buffet that patrons can choose to eat from versus the items on their menu. The food is delicious, but it is not your... More 

Thank Sincanicas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2015

Enjoyed dinner here Friday eve with friends who live here. Everyone at our table was well pleased with the meal, service and cost. Busy place, very good.

Thank pete816
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Fast and awesome waiter. We ordered the stuffed sopaipilla. Awesome Chips and salsa were fresh and delicious. Guacamole outstandind If in artesia again thats the place im going

Thank Pichiniromano
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

The worst service ever. The food was awful. I can't believe the restaurant has been around as long as it has.

Thank Cano M
Freeland, Washington
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was better than the reviews led us to believe. Salsa and fresh sopapillas were especially great. Service was very friendly and the atmosphere festive.

Thank gleefulexplorer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Artesia
  • Phone Number: +1 505-746-9411

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