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La Fonda De Los Lobos

3665 Sibley Memorial Hwy (at Off of Hwy 13)
Saint Paul, MN 55122
(651) 452-0334
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La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN
La Fonda De Los Lobos - Saint Paul, MN


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The best ever mexican food- it's so authentic! Great spot, highly recommend it have the loborito and the nachos. Pros: none Cons: none


I wouldn't recommend the restaurant. The food is mediocre and the atmosphere isn't pleasant. The bar is better.

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/13/2013

A friendly place with a warm atmosphere. Not overly noisy like many restaurants today. I like the food -- has more of a southwestern flavor. My favorite is the chili relleno. Good chips and hot sauce with a kick. The margaritas are fantastic! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 2/6/2013

Had a grrrreat dinner tonight at La Fonda! The Top Shelf margaritas were the best! Thanks for great service and food! This will always be a stop on our list when we visit the area! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/24/2013

We had dinner here with our good friends. This restaurant has been around since 1976 & I know why. Good drinks, good food at an appropriate price & good wait service. Our waiter, Oscar was wonderful..was fun, but not 'gushy'. Didn't bug us, but was there when we needed him. He saw my husband reading a birthday card (his birthday was the next day) and at the end of our meal, he brought him (& us) one Mexican Fried Ice Cream with four spoons...delicious! Our dinners were very good and priced right. Food was fresh and tastie. The Margarita's are best!! Be sure to visit the next time you're in the cities. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 1/16/2013

About what you would expect great service more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/26/2012

Have been going here since I was a kid! If you want some deliciously greasy cheesy Americanized Mexican food la Fonda's is the place. It's me and my wife's guilty pleasure. We used to go there quite a bit but we moved to the other side of Dakota county and we are just not a near as we were before. It's nothing I would consider fresh or authentic but it's the best tasting cheesy enchiladas I've ever had. The salsa tastes canned but I love it. It is what it is and has been around for a long time, and of you grew up in Dakota county I bet you've been there once with your family when you were a kid, and I'll bring my kids there one day. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/18/2012

La Fonda has decent food. It reminds me a lot of Chula Vista in West St. Paul, which is nostalgic for me (my family would go there for birthdays when I was a kid). I went there with a person I PCA for; it's his absolute favorite restaurant. The staff working that recognized all made it a point to say hello to him, and he was over the moon about the free birthday dessert!\r We had an attentive waiter, the food came out extremely fast, and the atmosphere is kitschy but in a quaint way. It's definitely clean and honestly, the promptness of the staff and food delivery is astonishing compared to other places where you wait for eons for simple orders-definitely not the case here.\r \r I forgot to take my receipts (have to file them for work) and when we stopped back in later that evening they were extremely nice about getting them printed off for us, so that was a bonus! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/10/2012

I have been going to La Fonda since 1987. It was closed for a couple of years and reopened in its current incarnation in 1992. I am spoiled by La Fonda. I cannot eat authentic Mexican food as the Tex-Mex or more specifically New Mexican fare has shaped my palate. I love the Grande combination that includes a taco, a tostada, and a beef burrito covered in either green or red chile. I also love the Burro Special which is a giant bean and beef burrito covered in red chile sauce, melted cheese, and lettuce. If you want authentic Mexican in this town go to Lake Street. Otherwise La Fonda is great for a good meal. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/4/2012

Authentic mexican food. Everything, from the chips and salsa to the huge burrito my husband ordered food was GREAT!! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/28/2012

I really like the lower level bar. Great service, lots of pool tables, buck hunter, beer ball. The best nachos around. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/21/2012

I get the chimichanga and it's wonderful and filling. Margaritas are great. Go there anytime I come to this area. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/6/2012

Full disclosure: I tend to be a wimp when it comes to Mexican food. So I have never been brave enough to try the green chile sauce and have no idea if it's any good. And I doubt I'm alone here. No, La Fonda's food may not be authetically Mexican but...uh...hello? This is Minnesota - land of the Scandanavian taste buds. I know people who think black pepper is too spicy.\r \r That being said...\r \r I have been coming to this place since I was a little girl. It has changed hardly at all in all of those years. Some may see that as a bad thing as the building itself has obviously aged, but I don't care what the decor looks like - I go there for the FOOD. And in 20 years the food has always been predictably delicious. \r \r I have always ordered one of the combination platters (all very reasonably priced), but lately I have been stuck on the one with the beef burrito, chicken enchilada and chile releno, all smothered with a generous amount of cheese. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Luckily it reheats nicely the next day because it is always too much food to eat in one sitting. Last time I was there (a couple weeks ago), I decided to splurge and try the fried ice cream. (And by splurge I mean diet-wise, not price-wise). It was amazing! \r \r It may not be in a ""convenient"" location, and having to pull a u-turn a block away to get to it from the other side of the freeway is a hassle, but I am glad to see that that doesn't seem to have affected business over the years - I know it hasn't stopped ME from coming back. I hope the restaurant gods continue to smile on this place and that it never changes! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/30/2012

We go to New Mexico every year. The salsa and the green chile at La Fonda are just exactly right. It is the best of traditional rustic NEW Mexico (as in the State of New Mexico) cuisine. Like the people who live there really eat. Do yourself a favor, order any of the platters with EXTRA green chile. You will instantly be transported to a diner in Taos, Los Alamos, or Las Vegas (NM). Yum. [Btw/ you should see the decor in the places with the best food in NM. La Fonda is like The Ritz!]\r \r Now, for the person that told me it isn't authentic Mexican...please go learn the difference between Mexican and New Mexican and get back to me.\r \r I should refine this for other readers. For instance, if you read Lily's initial review and the comments on the green chile referencing chile verde: yes, in parts of Mexico chile verde is based on tomatillos with a small amount of (usually jalapeno) peppers to season. In New Mexico, west Texas, Southern Colorado and this vicinity, rustic green chile is based on green chile peppers (Anaheim-type peppers, commonly referred to as Hatch or other local names) usually made with pork. In New Mexico, this is like base tomato sauce to Italian-American cooking. It is not a bad or incorrectly-made sauce - it is a different sauce entirely from chile verde based on tomatillos. Lily is quite fair in her appraisal below because she identifies what she was looking for - and it is chili verde based on tomatillos. If you expect the lime-like tartness of tomatillos, rustic `smoky flavored green chile is not what you want. The green chile is not in-authentic.\r \r We've been eating there regularly for 17 years and never had poor service or a bad meal. We appreciate the friendly staff very much. Thanks more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/23/2012

Great tastes of northern New Mexico.......... more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/19/2012

Food, Service,Price, Value and experience. And sometimes drink prices too. I like the tap beer specials, like for the Wilds Game. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/11/2012

I am in love with the food at La Fonda! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/2/2012

The best food Mexican food in MN... EVER! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/26/2012

Now before you go off on my star-rating, you purist foodies, indulge me this: La Fonda's is an institution in my family. I recall a time during middle school when my mom brought my brothers and me to La Fonda four times in one week. These days we do not get there nearly as often, but it's one of those places that you've got a spot for in your heart for life.\r \r We all get the same thing: the Loborito: ground beef seasoned well and wrapped in a large tortilla and smothered with cheese and a special sauce... then baked. It's delicious.\r \r Since my youth, I've traveled the world and sampled Latin foods wherever I can, including yum-yums in New Mexico (where the proprietor's family is from.) I know this isn't the most authentic place to get Latin eats. \r \r But it is an excellent south metro institution worthy of your attention. Stop by, get a strong margarita and enjoy one of their hearty dishes. And if you need a place for your family to congregate every now and then... this could be it. It's the place we love to go with our mom. For old time's sake. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/19/2012

One of the greatest Mexican Restaurants around. Very Authentic more

Jessie D. 5/2/2010

I have enjoyed this Mexican restaurant for the good food and quick friendly service. I'm usually going there at lunch time and can get in and out in an hour. The food is authentic and I've never had a bad meal. I'd recommend to those looking for a good Mexican meal. more

Not Hot 3/24/2010

I wouldn't recommend the restaurant. The food is mediocre and the atmosphere isn't pleasant. The bar is better. more
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  • La Fonda was originally established as "Holly Inn" in the spring of 1976. <br><br><br>(La Fonda de Acebo) Octaviano "Otis" Trujillo, one of the original owners, re-established La Fonda de Los Lobos in May of 1992. (The Inn of the Wolves) Otis was born...


  • In Short
    You know you're at a Mexican restaurant by the red, yellow and green decor. Food portions are large--nachos grande, chile con queso, shrimp-and-rice burritos and La Fonda's...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM;Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM-11:00 PM;Sun 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
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