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LA Fonda

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3809 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3899
+1 337-984-5630
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here recently and was totally impressed with all facets of this business. From the homey feel of the dining room, the electricity of a fully occupied dining area. The attention and speed of service! Not to mention outstanding food and beverages and friendly staff. I would not stay in Lafayette again without a repeat visit.... More 

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Thank Randy H
Lafayette, Louisiana
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Popular place for the locals, this place was packed on a Friday night. We arrived just before the dinner crowd and was seated right away. It soon filled up, and the open room gets loud quick. The service was great and portions were huge. I was not overly impressed or wowed by anything we tried from the salsa to the... More 

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Thank Crystal J
Lafayette, Louisiana
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Good Tex-mex, large tequila selection, great professional staff, and always a good time! I love the beef enchiladas with a side of cornbread. The fried chicken salad is great. Come early and be prepared to want to stay late... They are busy.

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Thank Chris D
Oklahoma City, OK
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528 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

For $9.50, you get an order of three beef and cheese enchiladas that melt in your mouth. They bring chips and bean dip and salsa when you sit down at La Fonda. This restaurant has been here for over 50 years and it is still one of the most popular places in town. We went back twice while we were... More 

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Thank morrishj
Lafayette, Louisiana
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This restaurant has stood the test of time with the locals. As far as the food - I think it depends on what you order. I like the fajitas and don't usually stray from that. Watch out for the margaritas, they are kinda strong and known for that. I like to order what is called a half and half which... More 

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Thank Nannette R
Erath, Louisiana
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Been a while since we have been. Went for lunch on weekday. PROS: service top notch as usual. Food excellent. Cleanliness. Outstanding as usual. Cons: can still be a little loud---but acceptable. This is a Lafayette local legend. The food is not 100% true tex mex-- but comes out hot and better than avg. we had beef/ cheese nachos &... More 

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Thank T D
Arnaudville
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Fun place. Great service.. Ask for Austin . He did a great job. House Margaritas are delicious.. And Omgosh strong. Drink carefully my friend lol they sneak up but oh so good. Very cool walls to take fun photos

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Thank Pamp03
Lafayette, Louisiana
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104 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I recently met some friends for lunch at LA Fonda. The place was packed, but we were seated fairly quickly. Everyone working there seemed pleasant and we were treated great. The food was really good, but did take a while to get to us. Basically, the normal time required to place your order and get your food was about doubled.... More 

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Thank ucmband
Lafayette, Louisiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

Mediocre food. Decent drinks. Decent service. I truly don't understand why this place is so popular - there are so many good restaurants in Lafayette. Why subject yourself to this?

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 November 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Great food & Drinks! Great Service! Bar is a wonderful gathering place. Get there early though because it gets crowded!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3809 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-3899
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-984-5630

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