Monday - Friday: 9am-8pm
Our History La Fonda still at it's original location since 1940 was established by the Hurtado Family. Upon Mr Hurtado’s death in 1973 the business was carried on for several years by his wife Gloria, however in 1982 she later sold the business to Frank & Connie Ramos. Frank began working at La Fonda alongside Mr. Hurtado at an early age of 14. Every day after school Frank would report to work & very quickly Mr Hurtado recognized the potential he saw in the young man from the local neighborhood. As time went by Frank was given more responsibilities & was taught the recipes. However upon graduating high school Frank chose a different career path only to return to the restaurant business 20 years later. Frank along with his wife Connie purchased La Fonda in 1982 & thus began the redesigning of the restaurant you now see today. Together they took a deli & transformed it into the full-fledged restaurant still offering to the public over the counter to go items but also adding a flair that was lacking. Keeping the corn tortilla factory that he worked in as a young boy, Frank continued making corn tortillas the traditional way. Frank and Connie decided they would only use the finest ingredients for their recipes & never purchase pre-made food items.Unfortunately Frank passed in 2002, his wife Connie along with their two children continued with the business, continuing with the same high standard that Frank and Connie had set forth so many years before. Connie along with her Son & Daughter have continued the legacy that was started by Mr. Hurtado,refined by Frank and is now being enhanced on a daily basis.Customers often ask for the definition of the word ‘Fonda’.Fonda means “an inn with a relaxed atmosphere where relatives and friends can gather and eat”.The Ramos Family thinks you’ll agree the name is appropriate for the business that has been proudly serving Yuma for over seventy years adding to the history and culture of our city.