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La Fonda

220 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-9632
+1 760-353-6450
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“quesadilla” (3 reviews)
“sports bar” (2 reviews)
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
220 Wake Ave, El Centro, CA 92243-9632
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A disappointment. I was raised in New Mexico with some of the best Mexican food ever. On our travels we always check out Mexican restaurants and being so close to the Border we expected this one to be great but we were very disappointed. The...More

Thank Cathie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for great food this is the place for you. This is the first time I have ever visited the restaurant and I wish I had one where I live. The food has a very authentic taste. The quality and service is...More

Thank JQBarker
Reviewed 3 October 2017

An authentic Mexican Treat with Mexican food at it's best. A great place to take your family for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

Thank Ron V
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was very very good and the staff were friendly and the service was a little slow but the food was good

Thank Nathan P
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Rod C
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...More

Thank JKY159
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank ecken2015
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...More

Thank Katherine E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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