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La Fonda

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Callejon Diamante 1, Xalapa, Mexico
+52 228 818 7282
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08:00 - 17:30
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Reno, Nevada
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

La Fonda has a great menu (of which nothing on it was available). Only meal available is the meal of the day (so why do they even bother to hand you a menu?). Meal of the day consisted soup, entree, and horchata. Portions were small. Service was slow and the waiter included his tip in our bill. On the bright... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to this place, based on a popular travel guide's recommendation. What a disappointment. We weren't able to order from the menu. The only food available for lunch was their comida del dia (price fixe menu) which consisted of 3 choices - chicharron in salsa (no!), liver and onions (no!), or chicken (well, if I must). The servings were... More 

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Thank Bettcita
Xalapa, Mexico
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

The food was good, and the fonda (open kitchen) on the ground floor where the senoras prepare the food gives a very authentic feel. But the place just isn't as clean as you'd like. Try La Sopa just a few doors further up the Callejon de Diamantes. Consistently good food, reasonable prices, nice atmosphere. At lunch time there is often... More 

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Thank John W
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Ate here on a Sunday morning along with many locals. Sat upstairs in light sunny corner. Eggs rancheros were very tasty. My husband had the Picadas Gigante - big and tasty too. Only complaint is that they didn't serve expresso coffee. It's hard to get a good expresso in some cafes despite this bring a coffee producing region.

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Minnesota
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604 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 693 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2010

La Fonda could not be more central in Xalapa. It's easily visible because of second floor balconies above Enriquez, the main street of the downtown area. It is affordable, colorful, and has good tasty food. The downstairs portion of the restaurant is rather small and shares with some of the kitchen area. You can eat on the lower level or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:30
Monday
08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:30
Thursday
08:00 - 17:30
Friday
08:00 - 17:30
Saturday
08:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Callejon Diamante 1, Xalapa, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Xalapa
  • Phone Number: +52 228 818 7282

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