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La Fonda Restaurant in Baja

Elliott K. Dec 1, 2003 09:11 PM

Does anyone have any current info on a restaurant, La Fonda, in Baja, Mexico? It's about an hour or so past the San Ysidro border (km 58 on the free road) and has (or had) wonderful food and a great view. I had heard that the owner wanted to retire and it was possibly closed. Thanks.

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    WLA RE: Elliott K. Dec 1, 2003 10:21 PM

    Here's a link to a recent review that I posted on the California board, where this geographic area is discussed.

    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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      torta basilica RE: Elliott K. Dec 1, 2003 10:40 PM

      I just spoke with Dymitri yesterday - all is fine. He had to close the original restaurant due to labor problems, but has reopened a new one at the site of his house, which was just north of the hotel. I've heard an even better balcony (same view) than before & will be checking it out in a few weeks. can't wait...

      1. The Chowhound Team RE: Elliott K. Dec 2, 2003 12:08 AM

        Hi all, sorry to interrupt, but posts on countries outside the US and Canada belong on the International Board. Please repost this message there -- we'll remove it from the LA board (to keep this board LA-centric) once you've done so. Much appreciated!

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          torta basilica RE: The Chowhound Team Dec 3, 2003 11:48 PM

          You don't undetstand - those of us who have grown up in SoCal think Baja is our back yard!

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          E RE: Elliott K. Dec 2, 2003 10:58 AM

          La Fonda is alive & well, as stated, now in the renovated home of the owner (Dimitri) & his wife. Location has moved about 50 yards to the north. Very authentic sunday brunch on the patio with incredible view.
          Take the 'Playa la Mision' exit off the cuota.

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            dixiecrosby RE: Elliott K. Apr 5, 2014 08:26 PM

            It's open, and Dymitri is back. ;)

            1. Gypsy Jan RE: Elliott K. Apr 9, 2014 02:26 PM

              The Dueling La Fonda Restaurants.

              It seems like there are two La Fonda restaurants operating in the same location now - Joe Dmytri took back his section of the property that was originally his home and the people who rented to buy his interests are operating in the old original location next door that he shut down and turned into a storage space years ago.

              La Fonda has a colorful and legendary history and it seems it is still is still adding to the story.

              Here is a link to a recent report of a visit to La Fonda on the Baja Nomad forums:


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