I think you have a misunderstanding about La Fonda. First, it's not "La Fonda's".. you must be from Lafayette or the surrounding area.. Everybody put's an "'s" on everything.
The food is ok.. The margaritas and sangrias are good and very strong. One thing worth mentioning about LaFonda is the service and the way clientele are treated. Lee Bob Cox was one of the nicest people in the bar and restaurant business in Lafayette. He knew everyone's name. He was old Lafayette and he related to the right people. In turn, they patronized his business and still do today, now that his kids run it. It's a big part of the Lafayette tradition. It's a fun place to go.. and a damn fun place to have drinks with a big group.
If that's what YOU call over-rated, then so be it. I call it running a successful, profitable business.