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La Fonda

) #13 of 30 Restaurants in Artesia €€ - €€€ Mexican,
210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
+1 505-746-9411
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  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
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“chilies” (2 reviews)
“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“relleno” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We head through Artesia every couple of year and always try to make it at meal time. We stopped by at lunch on a Sunday and got to sample their new Mexican buffet! Fantastic! Tamales, enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos, salad, all the fixins. A Great...More

Thank 6inaSuburban
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was not only disappointed but saddened. I've gone to La Fonda for over 30 years. After moving away, I always looked forward to returning for their food. After several years, I visited and found the restaurant I very much enjoyed had severely declined in...More

Thank DrummerD2
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Food was hot and very good flavor. Close to hotel and priced right. Had both Mexican and American food.

Thank dcline2017
Reviewed 1 March 2017

La Fonda has been serving New Mexicans for decades and the food is great, the wait staff is great and so are the prices Sunday I had my favorite Chilie Rellanos from the buffet and they were perfect. The tamales, enchiladas (both red and green)...More

Thank Harley1947_10
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the waitress. We have eaten may times here in fact Sunday night after church we come here for some 30+ years. Have always wanted to come back. Great owners who make you feel like family.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Artesia, checked into our hotel and started to look at several sites to check the ratings on the local restaurants. We discovered, besides fast food resturants La Fonda was the only place open thankfully. Yes, they were busy and we had a...More

1  Thank tab32588
Reviewed 29 November 2016

As a local I've eaten here for many years. The guacamole is the best in the area, I sometimes just order that with the great chips and salsa to go. Not good for my waist line, but good for my soul. Recently they have obtained...More

1  Thank NMandBeyond
Reviewed 30 October 2016

My choice was to give the Pecos Diamond Steak House a try. But I was not able not find online info on opening hours upfront. At the front desk we were told, they were not open on Sunday. We asked were to dine instead and...More

Thank cibiem
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Ordered a senior chicken fried steak meal. Plate had a small steak from a restaurant supply chain with some thin gravy on it. One small ice cream scoop of plain mashed potatoe and no gravy. That was it for $ 8.50.... I hate to leave...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place has the best Chili Relleno, The are fried in a tempura batter and stuffed with cheese. I am 50+ years old and I have traveled allover the Southwest and these are the best. There iced tea is also the best in town.

Thank Fracman99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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