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La Fonda

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220 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-9632
+1 760-353-6450
10:00 - 20:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We eat here every time we are in town. The Chili Rellenos and Chimichungas are the best. But my husband really likes the enchillas. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is clean and the prices are more than reasonable.

Thank Kand1955
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

All dishes were quite good. Cheese enchiladas light on cheese but very flavorful. Taco was great. Salsa was very mild. Chimichanga was the hit of the table. Carne Asada was good in both quesadilla and burritos. Service was slow for ordering but the food came quick and hot.

Thank Rod C
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

First, La Fonda is on 4th Street in El Centro, so don't look for it on Wake Street. Second, the food was very good, with a great menu - offering some Mexican food options that you don't see in other places. All 3 of us liked the food, and would certainly return. However, the service was quite slow. Perhaps they... More 

Thank JKY159
Yuma, Arizona
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered a Carne aAsada burrito which was only average. I can't speak to other menu items. Friendly staff and prompt service. If you are travelling I-8 through El Centro this an OK Mexican Restaurant for clean place to stop.

Thank DRO O
El Centro, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Since I began going to La Fonda, This is the forth move, every one a little bigger and nicer than the other. The food has always stayed the same, good. The owners treat you like family, as they are all family themselves. They all have a personal pride the way the restaurant is run and the taste of the food.... More 

Thank ecken2015
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Had the combo n3 , really good!! Service was good as well. Definitely coming back!! The salsa that they give you at the beginning beware!! It's spicy so if you can't handle spicy don't eat it. I like spicy but my tongue was on fire haha.

Thank Katherine E
El Centro CA
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Great food. Good service. Full bar. Good parking. Sports bar at one end. Owner will probably be around to visit and check on things.

Thank farmernorm
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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238 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

First of all, the address on the app is an old one. La Fonda is now on 4th street, right next to McDonalds. My wife and I were traveling on Interstate 8 and decided some real Mexican food would be nice for lunch. La Fonda was rated very well so we stopped there after having a little trouble finding it.... More 

Thank Ron B
El Centro,
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Food is excellent prices are very reasonable to all restaurants in the Valley. It's a mom and pop shop with the family working at the restaurant. This is what makes it good their service they want to make sure that you are taken care of.

Thank TravlerElCentro_
El Centro, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The food is very good from simple taste to very spicy hot, the only thing when you go to this restaurant plan on going with plenty of time. They are always busy which is a good thing, but during lunch is a bit hectic.

Thank 482mariaj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-9632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  El Centro
  • Phone Number: +1 760-353-6450

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