May 31, 2005
The food is Tex-Mex, which offers tons of different combination plates and specials. Chips and salsa are free. The salsa is homemade and usually hot enough. The meal also comes with fresh, warm tortillas. I eat them with butter and salt.
I always start with a guacamole salad. It is shredded lettuce and a slice of tomato topped with fresh guacamole and a bit of hot sauce.
I would also recommend the queso. It is either served in a separate bowl or as a side right on the plate with the rest of the meal. It is good with chips and tortillas or mixed in with some rice and beans.
I hear that the margaritas are excellent, although I've never tried them.
The prices are very reasonable. Check out their website for the full menu at http://www.lafondaalamoheights.com/index.html
Dessert options are pretty minimal. Sometimes I get the sherbet, but last time they only had orange.
You pay your check up front at the cash register. In a basket on the counter are pralines for $1 each. Be sure to pick up several. Since they are fresh, they tend to dry out in a few days, so you may want to keep them in a bag.
If you have time before dinner, there are some cute shops in the Sunset Ridge Shopping Center where La Fonda is located.
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