It has been a while since we ate here.
The waitress Katrina, didn't even know the size or price of the ribeyes. The margaritas were very different, not the old silky good but -- like low end.YUK!!!!
The steaks that used to be the best in town were so tough you would swear we ordered choice sirloin.
We had lot of trouble getting more chips and you would have thought we were trying to get their last bit of salsa.
Service was poor .
A total disappointment for such a great place.
WE HAVE BEEN HERE A LOT AND SPENT OVER $78.OO IT WAS AWFUL
I've been going to LaFonda since 1978, when I started college at USL (back when ULL was USL). It truly is a fun place to go with friends and family. I am not a marguerita drinker, however I always drink them when I go to LaFonda and they are terrific! I can never make up my mind what to order because they have so many wonderful dishes to choose from. I can't imagine Lafayette without LaFonda. Lee Bob Cox, the owner, is getting up in years and I just hope that he sells the place when it's time for his retirement. I would hate to see the day it closes. It really is a Lafayette tradition.
I've always loved the beef nachos, but recently tried the shrimp nachos and they too are very tasty. Also, the chicken salad stuffed avacados are wonderful!
these reviews about lafondas are accurate for the most part. their food is to die for and the service is always good. But as a former bar back who worked at LaFonda for nearly a year, I can assure you that these margaritas are NOT made with everclear. They are made with white tequilla (the cheapest stuff you can find) and triple sec (also the cheapest stuff you can find. The rest is lemon/lime juice made from equal amounts of frozen lemon juice and frozen lime juice (like the frozen oarnge juice in a can.) As for the actual measurements, I could tell you the exact recipe, for the right price!! just kidding, I would never give out their recipe.
I have been dining at La Fonda's for about 25 years now and the food is to die for. From the salsa and bean dip they bring you to start and all the entree's on the menu, it's a dining experience to remember. My favorite is the No.1 where you can enjoy all of the different taste statring with a taco to the Guacamole salad, then the enchalidas, tamale and rice and beans are delicious. My favorite dessert is the traditional flan, and don't forget the margarittas....excellent for sipping and enjoying your meal. –Brent Roy
At Lafondas, the food is great, the service is warming and the atmosphere is to die for. You can see teh many trasditions in teh face painted murals on the walls of the building. Our family goes every birthday, celebration, and just every other day. The food is fantabulous as well. It is a great place to meet, greet, and eat. The bar is also great too.
love the drinks, service, try the Fiesta! Brandy ice after dinner drink is to die for! Fried rabbit is good too! Enchiladas are great too!! Everything is good! Great experience! Will definitely go back!!!!!
Lafonda is a Lafayette Institution. I was going there with my mother as a child. I continue to go there whenever I'm back home. You call your friends and head to LaFonda. It is a place where you always run into someone you know. It reminds me of a neighborhood joint with flair. Although you do want to dress some. When you arrive you look for a place to wait while you wait for your table. There is a lively bar with bartender's I've know since high school, a back area with tall tables and the lobby with benches. There is always a good vibe and a crowd at LaFonda. It's part of the experience.
They are known for their Everclear Margarita's. I have lived from the East to the West Coast and these are the only margarita's I can drink. No heartburn and they go down real easy. Frozen no salt is my preference!
You give your name to Lee Bob, the owner, he hands you a drink card, you hand it to the bartender, place your order and then you wait. The wait time is my favorite part. You socialize, while drinking margarita's. Heck - go ahead and order a liter! They go down smooth. Socializing becomes more lively when you partake! My friends and I have been known to pass up our seating number because we are having to much fun at the predinner social hour! Anyway - When your number rings on the call board you take your place at a white linen covered table. You are promptly approached by one of their wonderful waiters. Some have been there for over 30 years. The entire staff is great. Always smiling, even with the crazy social aspect of this place. People yelling hello, telling jokes, getting up to visit other tables is a normal setting. My grandparents go on Tuesday nights and arrive around 6:00. They leave before the crowd comes in. Regardless how crowded it gets though, you always feel comfortable. The menu has everything from Fried Rabbit, TexMex to some of the best steak you will ever eat. Here's my menu: After eating a couple of servings of their complimentary beans, salsa and chips with friends I order the Beef Nachos with Jalapenos to start. Always fresh and great. Simple - no piled high commercial stuff. Then I order the Carne Asada. It is different than the Carne Asada of Mexico or the West Coast but it is darn good regardless. It comes with a Cheese Enchilada smothered in cheese and beef sauce served with fresh guacamole. Then the entree comes with thin slices of tender marinated beef smothered with grilled and marinated onions, peppers, green chili's and a side of the most wonderful roasted potatoes you will ever have. Be sure and squeeze the lemon all over your plate. Normally I don't have dessert but when I do I always order the Flan. My mother loves their Fried Chicken and like me, orders her dish every time.
Go --- be merry,enjoy life with a margarita and don't forget to bring you friends! That's the LaFonda spirit! To me anyway! My home away from home. Honestly, if LaFonda would ever close, I wouldn't feel the same about Lafayette. It is such a part of my memories and experiences on all levels. I love you La Fonda!!