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La Fonda Bar Restaurante

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269 Franklin Ave Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06114-1849
+1 860-296-8256
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 21:30
Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good and priced ok, plates are small for dinner service. It seemed like it was the lunch special, but charged dinner price. Service was fast. On the other hand, no parking, restaurant is a bit dirty. Dust and some black stuff coming out of the air vents. Restaurant needs a good cleaning session.

Thank Nana0901
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The Best Colombian Restaurant in Hartford and surrounding, try the "Entraña" outstanding meat and excellent preparation, comes with rice, beans and sweet plantain! They have "Colombiana" and "Manzana", typical Colombian sodas! Also our beer "Aguila". Please enjoy and have an excellent lunch or dinner!

Thank Flia. F
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Went on a Friday to celebrate a cousin's Birthday, They provided excellent service and the food we ordered was great. The Sangria is a must try.

Thank Betzy F
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The food is expensive, tasteless and unsavory! The 'Arroz con Pollo' dish was very bad. The chicken was hard, dry and it was not pleasant to eat. In general, it didn't taste fresh and itt felt like it was overstored and reheated.

Thank Adolfo A
Tampa, Florida
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369 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

The customer service is "eh" but those empanadas are the bomb. They're actually my favorite because every time I've had them they've been awesome. Consistency is key ;) I've also tried several of their dishes and they've all been good too.

Thank Mailoha
West Hartford, Connecticut
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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Service is great, and the food is very authentic. comes out fresh and hot. place is also like a bar for big soccer games place gets very full, especially Colombia games. Taste of Hartford specials are also very good during the promotion. Would definitely return.

Thank 1Traveler5000
West Hartford, Connecticut
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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

we dined here during the taste of Hartford promotion. we got the Paella la Fonda, and also a steak. Dishes came out hot, and were very authentic and full of flavor. unlike other places where paella is box rice, you can tell this was all made from scratch, and the seafood was also fresh and delicious. i recommend this place... More 

Thank 1Traveler5000
Winsted, Connecticut
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141 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I've tried Colombian food in restaurants across the east coast, and La Fonda is by far my favorite. The arroz con pollo is fantastic and the peasants platter is outstanding. Try the guacamole with plantain chips. Everything is amazing even down to the coffee. Great atmosphere inside and everyone is friendly.

Thank 578105710
Aberdeen, md
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2012 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday. I had the bandeja montanera, which is a platter of food with grilled steak (skirt, I think), columbian sausage, fried pork rind, rice, beans and a fried egg. It was excellent. My wife had the beef tongue, which was very tender and tasty. The place is cute enough and the service was quick. I would recommend.

Thank Mddan9999
Farmington, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2012

La Fonda Restaurant is a place where you feel comfortably welcome and the food is excellent, is a familiar place and also has a very fun nights; such as karaoke on Thursdays are pretty funny and Friday and Saturday after ten you can dance the most amazing music . Go to La Fonda Restaurant I highly recommend it.

Thank 759LifeisGood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Colombian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 269 Franklin Ave Ste 1, Hartford, CT 06114-1849
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-296-8256

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