Fonda - Brooklyn
Fonda - Brooklyn

Fonda - Brooklyn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fondarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (718) 369-3144
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Monday: 5 - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5 - 10:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5 - 11:30pm

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11- 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Gustavo Osorio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for catering information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 14th and 15th streets
  • Public Transit: F or G trains to 7th Ave. Station (Brooklyn)
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fonda - Brooklyn
Contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
Incredible margaritas and "best of its kind" Mexican Home Cooking.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Fonda - Brooklyn reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (26)great for outdoor dining (18)great for brunch (10)romantic (9)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (5)great for lunch (4)good for groups (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 2nd times a charm
    Bklynfoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I first made reservations over the summer when they were remodeling showed up and it was closed a little disappointed but I knew I would return and I did and well it was worth the wait the drinks were great and the food was fresh and tasty and service was outstanding this is more of an upscale atmosphere then most of the Mexican resturants in the Bklyn area. I would be frequenting this establishment in the future and recommend everyone also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special night out
    fun2dine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Unexpected ending to great beginning. .weather was great. .food...great...staff....overly great
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mex. in the Slope
    goveglivelong
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    If you are looking for real Mexican food in the Slope that is at a level way above the typical TexMex fair Fonda is your place. I have been going there for years and it never disappoints. The rice and beans are my daughters favorite dish of all time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and cocktails!
    Soccergirl13
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed the food and cocktails at Fonda. I had the camarones adobadas and it was delicious! We also shared guacamole, which was quite spicy, and a tortilla soup. The food was all very flavorful. The portions are not very big, so if you're hungry, you should probably order a few appetizers. Our server was friendly and helpful while we maneuvered the menu. A couple irritating things were: it was chilly on the patio where they seated us and there were not heaters; the food was sort of lukewarm; and I made a reservation and was seated a half hour late. Overall, Fonda was good and I recommend it with the caveats I've listed above.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening
    RKinNYC
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We enjoyed dinner last night at Fonda in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The guacamole was yummy. I'm not eating corn or wheat now and the waiter and kitchen staff were very accommodating in providing carrots in place of the chips and tortillas. The veggie dish was very good (though it could have used a little less sauce) and the red snapper special way yummy. Wish I'd known there was a lovely under-utilized garden in the back. The weather would have been perfect for dining alfresco. The cocktails made for a festive evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Starting the night off terribly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I left my name with the Hostess and told her I'll wait outside. The Hostesses ends up ignoring my reservation and seats three parties of the same size who came after me with no reservations. When we did get seats (for two), the seats were placed right before a busy and narrow door way separating the dining area and the final prep area for food. I found myself constantly looking around because of how many people who walked right next to my table. Thankfully the food and waiters were good. However it was difficult to recover from such a terrible start.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get outside
    Able2Think
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is at least my fourth time at Fonda, but my first time sitting outside. The backyard patio is beautiful and unlike the main dining room, is actually quiet. Fonda's food is excellent and the service is very good. Like many small restaurants, however, it gets really loud on a busy night. My party of four went on a Friday and could barely have a conversation at the bar while waiting for our table. As soon as we got outside, it was a different experience and we all relaxed. I gave 2/4 for noise, because the inside would be a 3/4, outside 1/4. There's really nothing else I'd change about Fonda. Next time we visit, we'll make it a weeknight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    almin1204VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love Fonda Park Slope. I'm a regular and I will keep going! This was my first time for brunch and they serve THE BEST French Toast EVER! Also their Tortilla Soup is out of this world!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch
    BHH2VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The prices at brunch are a bit better than their dinner fare, but everything was delicious. I will say, it was quite load, almost painfully so at some points. Still a very worth while choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    Dave
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was our first time and we will definely be back. All the food was flavorful and more interesting than your typical Mexican. Guacamole was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fonda
    Tigger
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great REAL MEXICAN FOOD, if your looking for Tex-Mex and burritos don't waste your time coming. This is for a really good dinner and drinks. Romantic, great for 1st dates or for a couple on there regular date night out. Wide variety of dishes (meat,fish and shellfish) and appetizers, save room for dessert or at less share it at the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 233 reviews are from the Fonda - Brooklyn reviews archive.
  • Delicious and great outdoor seating
    jennkayVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was all amazing. We ate on the outdoor patio and loved looking up at the brick apartments. Service was friendly but slow for our party of four. The couple that came in with us was eating and gone before we got our appetizers so it was inconsistent, but I'd wait forever for the homemade tortillas which were fantastic. Everything we ordered was spot on and worth having again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fonda Park Slope
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Drinks and food were excellent. Hostess was a bit odd. Had a reservation, restaurant not very full. Many available seats in the front, near and in the window. She choose to seat us at table in the back near the kitchen. We of course asked if we could sit in the window and she did seat us there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dianne
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We used a gift cert, so decided to go for dinner. The outside could have used a bit more grooming, but otherwise it was nice ambiance. I don't like spicy food and just about everything on the menu had a kick. The waiter was extremely accommodating and said he'd tell the chef to leave off the "heat"...but that left me with a plain grilled steak and some shriveled string beans (even the rice and beans had heat). The guacamole was AMAZING and the plaintains were delicious as well. Overall, this is a nice place, but I wish they'd put a few more things on the menu for people don't like spicy food...that would be ideal for me!! All in all, I'd still go back but most likely for margaritas and appetizers - the guac and plaintains for me!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The guy at the door was nice. Service is not good. It's a shame places don't know hospitality. Were your guest treat us like kings. We sit down greet us say hi. Thanks for coming how are you? Ask if we want a drink suggest something make us feel welcomed. Not like a stranger. Treat us like you want to be treated. Be kind and make us have a experience. Follow that and you will have more people coming. Trust me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific first visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Three friends, one Park Slope couple with more than 30 years in the neighborhood, one visiting, former Park Sloper of eight years, trying the relatively new Fonda. Service excellent and helpful --!allowed us to have dinner at just the right pace. Food excellent -- prepare for delightful spice. Looking forward to next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food always good!
    Mariamechi
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    So far the only Mezican restaurant where I can eat Nopal Salad! The food is always fresh and nicely prepared. Chef Roberto Santibañez was at the restaurant the day we dined there. He took care of every Detail and mese sure his clientes were Happy and satisfied w the service! I keep going, never had a bad meal there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Mexican Deliciousness
    Andynyc646VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is one of our fav restaurants on 7th Ave in Park Slope. Everything is tasty and the energy is festive. Can't wait to try their Mexican casual bites place, Boqueria, across the street!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Father's Day
    Leffertsgardenmama
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Just what we were looking for--amazing Mexican food within walking distance from our house. I have to say it's been the best Mexican dining we've had in Brooklyn. The staff was friendly. We ordered a few appetizers and margaritas and for the entrees we had the Chicken Norteno and Chile Rellenos. All equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistantly great
    doschalupas
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    As a native of southern Texas, this is one of the only Mexican restaurants I visit in NY. The food is consistently great and the bar tenders make a great michelada and margarita. I enjoy getting a drink across the street at La Botaneria, sister bar/tapas restaurant before meeting up with friends for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Fonda has a relaxed feel, great cocktails, friendly and professional service and delicious food. It's a fun place for a group, big or small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappoints!
    BrooklynShayna
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We have been to Fonda a handful of times and every time we go we fall more in love with the food. The sauces are so good you could drink them! The restaurant is always energetic, the service is always spot on. The guacamole is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great appetizer, good food, noisy
    Newatthis
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Great appitizers, good food but noisy! Was nice bar seen but very hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    ClancyB
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Everything was brilliant. We had guests for overseas and they loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fonda Brooklyn
    Estic
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Not your typical mexican food place. We have been here a few times before. Make sure you have a reservation, this place books up quickly and you will either wait forever or not get seated at all. The food is delicious! The drinks are delicious! This is a place you want to go to for a special occasion or just a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tasty
    smp430
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I recommend the food is very good. I highly recommend making reservations because the place gets packed my only downside is I find it to be a little pricy for Mexican food overall food is good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Fonda!
    ozjazz
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We've been to Fonda for happy hour, romantic dinners, group birthday dinners - my fave is to go for a late night meal, just the two of us! The chipotle sauce they serve with the guac is the best and our favourite drink is the rosalita!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    almin1204VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I'm a regular at Fonda and always a good experience. This time though, food was quite salty. Also, there was a long wait for the entrees but overall it was great! Waiter Luis was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Happy Hour
    Great
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Came to Fonda for Happy Hour a few times and recently for brunch. It was great but service was slow, I still recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the Hazelnut Mole is Delicioso!
    DsgnXdirectn
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Only wish there were more options for kids, given that Park Slope is kid-central... Other than that, it was fantastic, a real treat!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    foodienerd
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Everything was superb! Well worth the $$ spent. My mouth is watering thinking about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johnny
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was great! I am planning to visit the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Mexican Food with Flair
    TC4BK
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I'm not talking 'Office Space' kind of flair here, I'm talking about the dishes themselves. They are extraordinary, and anything you find that pleases your palate is sure to be a success. They change the food menu on a somewhat regular basis (I would say I go 4-6 times a year), and offer nightly specials including a special drink and their dessert choice. Their drinks also are something to rave about - very creative margaritas and brunch mimosas. The sangria has also been very good when I've tried it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Service was extremely slow -- even after it was pointed out to, and acknowledged by, the waiter. A manager never approached the table. And, the server did not suggest ANY compensation for our incredibly long wait for food. VERY disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Schehrezade
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I'm from California originally. this is extremely good sitdown restaurant style Mexican food. It's expensive but it's for the overall experience, the ambience and the service
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fonda is awesome!! Great brunch!
    Ilovebrunchnyc
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great for brunch and has a garden! Food and margaritas are tasty and service is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Fonda!
    brooklyngreen
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Fonda is my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood, and one of my favorites in the city. The food is excellent and so is the service. And I love to sit outside when the weather is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot
    Brooklyn77
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    It was my birthday,my girlfriends and I choose this place because of the great margaritas. The margaritas were great, I had more than my share. The place is much smaller than I thought but nice. The food had mixed reviews at my table some of us loved and others thought it was just ok,I have the shirmp over spicy rice and really enjoyed. We did have to wait an hour for our table even though we had reservations but the manager was ver nice about it and we received two rounds of complimentry drinks.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the top generosity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had 8m reservations on Saturday night. The place was hopping. About 15 minutes after we were supposed to be seated, the maître d', Chris, approached us. He apologized for the wait, and told us the realistic time we had to wait was another 20 minutes. He offered to walk us across the street to have a drink and appetizers ON THE HOUSE at Fonda's sister tapas bar. I cannot express how lovely the experience was, how kind the servers were and how delicious the food was. And thank you Chris for making this an experience to remember.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Patrick's Day weekend Brunch
    AnnieEats
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Wow. Our waiter was lively and cheerful. Completely engaged in our service and, as we were seated by the window, we had a lovely view of the seemingly impromptu Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day parade. We loved it. It is a fairly small establishment so dear god MAKE reservations. They're a bit dickish about it at times. But the food is worth it and they have some tasty drinks on their pre fixe unlimited booze brunch. Expect 3 drinks. No more. They keep it classy here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic