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“I have their number on speed dial” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Fondita

La Fondita
Ranked #21 of 26 Restaurants in Fillmore
Cuisines: Mexican
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California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I have their number on speed dial”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

La Fondita makes the best breakfast burritos - try the nopales, bacon, beans or potatoes, cheese and the works. The green salsa is made fresh daily, not too hot and a nice garlic touch. Pour it on the burrito. The restaurant expanded recently. At holidays the line for tamales is out the door and down the street. But, this is Fillmore, the last best small town in California!

Visited September 2012
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English first
California
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550 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Good food and terrific service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice little "Mom and Pop" Restaurant in Fillmore offering a good menu with lots of choices.

The servers are all super friendly.

Nice sized portions of delicious food at good prices.

The smoothies are really good too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oregon Coast, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Superb Mom and Pop Mexican Food in Fillmore, CA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Are you heading the "back way" to Ventura and/or Santa Barbara? If so, you owe yourself a breakfast or lunch stop at "La Fondita," a family owned hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Central Ave in Downtown Fillmore. The menu items are delicious and filling, but the depth of the menu is smaller, which allows the cook to really concentrate on tasty, quality fare.

I decided on breakfast and ordered the standard breakfast burrito, which was fresh tortilla stuffed with eggs, carne asada (steak) potatoes, steaming beans, cilantro, and two kinds of homemade salsa. Delicious and filling, it was a steal at 5.99!

My friend ordered a chicken burrito "wet" style with two kinds of sauce. The chicken was tender and mouthwatering. Along with our meals we selected a homemade horchata drink (cocanut, suger, milk) and a pepsi. The total bill was under $20, including tip, making this meal for two a bargain as well as delicious.

"La Fondita" recently enlarged their dining room area, and there is very limited seating on the sidewalk facing Central Ave.

There are countless places to buy authentic Mexican food in So Cal, and "La Fondita" ranks with the best! Great service, tasty food, and did I mention? A bakery on the premises so you can take a "churro" to go!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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