Eagan’s La Fonda de Los Lobos, 1976-2019

April 9, 2020

Just wanted to take a minute to pay my respects to the crew at La Fonda de Los Lobos. Octaviano “Otis” Trujillo started this Eagan, Minnesota restaurant back in 1976. After 43 years, tonight will be last call on Highway 13 in Eagan.

I first discovered this place when I was in high school, working at the local Kmart. After the store closed at 10PM, a group of us would make the short drive to “La Fonda’s” for Mexican dinner and drinks. Yes, I said drinks. La Fonda was one of the very few places that 17-year-old, baby-faced me could get served. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that everyone whom I was with were in their early 20s. Legal drinking age was 19 at the time. If you averaged us all together, we were legal 🙂

All good things must come to an end. For La Fonda de Los Lobos, that day was Thursday, February 28, 2019. No more looking forward to Loboritos when I come home. They will be missed.