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La Fonda

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Mexican, Southwestern
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210 W Main St, Artesia, NM 88210-2132
+1 505-746-9411
11:00 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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) and chilies were a balance of spicy and flavorful.

Thank Harley1947_10
Artesia, New Mexico
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Evergreen, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 few minute wait but it wasn't long. I ordered their ribeye and my wife had... More 

1 Thank tab32588
Artesia, New Mexico
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181 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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 a beer and wine permit. While not extensive, the list contains some nice choices and... More 

1 Thank NMandBeyond
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469 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
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 were recommended to the La Fonda. The restaurant is huge and colorful. I don’t know... More 

Thank cibiem
Belen, New Mexico
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 such a negative review but this meal was pathetic.

Thank Doug B
Artesia, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Excellent food, family atmosphere, great decor, the very best sopapillas ever. Highly recommend the resturant

Thank carmengan2016
Okeechobee, Florida
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We shared a chicken fajita dinner as we had had a huge lunch. More than enough for 2 people and excellent. For dessert we had sopapillas with honey. Only $0.25 each!!!!!!! And super delicious! Our waitress was lovely, attentive and friendly. The restaurant was decorated with colorful Mexican pottery and very clean. We had a very nice relaxed dinner across... More 

Thank Ken_Wanda1998
Guthrie, Oklahoma
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We were there on Friday evening we loved the food don't know if it was authentic but my hubby and thought it was very good I loved the enchiladas I had beef and chicken with cheese sauce. I would eat here again if we get back to this area.

Thank hlwestover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?