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LA Fonda

2310 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-2214
+1 650-574-9699
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
12 Mar 2017
“Very Good reasonably priced Family Restaurant”
24 Apr 2017
“Absolutely awful experience!!”
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$$ - $$$
2310 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-2214
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

My wife and I are new to the area and went to this place on a referral. We are not big eaters, but love Mexican food. We each ordered a cocktail, and we decided to split the Enchilada/Chile Relleno combination for $12.50. It came with...More

Thank Sancho41
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Owner greeted us, had a wonderful sense of humor. She advised us on menu selections based on how hungry we were. She also brought out free birthday desserts since two of us were celebrating birthdays. Beef in beef fajitas were great. Veggies too. Ample portions....More

Thank LH L
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I have been going here for years for lunch, we tried it for dinner and wasn't disappointed. Very fresh hot Mexican food that tasted great. We had the Sizzling Salad and the Verde Enchilada which were delicious. Both game served with rice...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Family owned restaurant that has been here for years. Very nice food, nice fire lighting when we dined and nice decor. Family style food in family style restaurant. Met with the lady of the husband/wife team who run it. Very nice lady, great sense of...More

Thank Gerard S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I've been going to La Fonda since opened Years ago.......Wonderful food friendly family run restaurant.....I'vecelebrate birthdays there and met up with friends I haven't seen in awhile....I gie this place 5 plus stars.

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Warm, friendly, happy atmosphere. Good service, good food. Great place to spend and evening chatting and eating.

Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

The people who run this place are so great but I have to say the food is just so-so. Margaritas are quite good, however. Had chili rellenos with beans and rice and friends had enchiladas and tacos, with beans and rice as well. Just not...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

There was a wide variety of dishes ordered during our dinner and everything was great! The fajitas were prepared perfectly. The meat was juicy, well proportioned and deliciously seasoned.

Thank anna c
Reviewed 14 May 2013

This family restaurant is an institution in San Mateo. It has been here for more than 30 years. the food is great the prices reasonable and staff a great family. Children are welcome-provided they are well behaved because they will be compared to the owners'...More

Thank irelandmm
Reviewed 19 December 2012

We normally go to a few other local Mexican food places. I have seen La Fonda and I believe we went there Years ago and I could not remember Why we did not go back. (I think back then it was only Beer & wine...More

Thank SFBayAreaFamily
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Carlee S
Casual or dressy?
17 October 2015|
Response from travelagentreplies | Reviewed this property |
Very casual.
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
20:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:15
20:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2310 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-2214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-574-9699
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