Fonda - East Village
second timeDined at Fonda for the second time and everything was a wonderful as the first time around! Great food, great service!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUp Scale Mexican in Lively SettingWe had a fun time at Fonda which has good appetizers and well made cocktails. Overall the food and service were great. I found the prices a little high for Mexican food, but it was upscale. I would definitely go back when I am in the neighborhood.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat happy hour specialsGreat happy hour specials at the bar and a fun atmosphere.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood cocktailsMy only gripe is that even though we made a reservation we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. The food is good - not fantastic, but good. The cocktails are amazing!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good mexican food, especiallyVery good mexican food, especially the freshly made guacamole and tortillas.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great restaurant!Tucked away on Avenue B in the East Village, Fonda is a great find for this area. Restaurant has great decor and ambiance, we went on early on Friday night and had plenty of time to have a drink of the bar and still get a high top table in the front. We were not rushed, the service was great and the food & drinks were even better! Definitely want to go back here soon!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCute place, good foodRecommend trying a few appetizers including the made-to-order guacamole. Will definitely go back here.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe East Village Fonda lacksThe East Village Fonda lacks the delightful backyard garden of its Brooklyn twin, but the food is the same gourmet Mexican fare. The appetizers are superb and while I enjoyed the delicious Yucatan shrimp, the green rice and black bean sauce that accompanied them lacked flavor and arrived lukewarm. My husband enjoyed the spareribs, which were a special that night.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Mexican!We read a review about Fonda in the Boston Globe the week we were visiting New York and decided to try the restaurant located on Ave B in the East Village. We weren't disappointed. Service was very attentive and prompt. We really enjoyed our Enchiladas Suizas and Chilies Rellenos. Everything had a very fresh, zesty taste. The brownies for dessert were the best. We would definitely return to Fonda again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat friendly staffI went there for dinner with my wife and 2 kids, waiter took the order, didn't have to wait long for the food, margaritas were very good, staff were very pleasing, food was delicious and we all had a great time, went there on a Sat. Night @ 7:00.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic Mexican CuisineGreat spicy guacamole; strong margaritas and the best huevos divorciados ever!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen three times. ExcellentlyBeen three times. Excellently prepared, all tasty, not a scrap left on the plate of any of the seven of us. Regional cusines represented. Noise level in the back room where we sat made it impossible to here someone at the other end of our table. Service was disjointed, then again it was the day before Cinco de Mayo and the bar area was packed.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ate was delicious!Everything we ate was delicious! Probably the best Mexican I've had in a long time. Even the rice was amazing. You know how Mexican rice is usually dry? Their rice was so moist and awesome. Highly recommend the Fonda Burger, guac and chicken enchiladas.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dinnerThoroughly enjoyed my experience at Fonda. We arrived a bit early for our 7 pm reservation and were happy to get our delicious frozen margaritas at happy hour prices.
Service was excellent. Quacamole appetizer was fantastic. Loved our entrees also. We will be back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, serviceExcellentFantastic food, serviceExcellent spot for drinks that are killer margaritas, and Mexican food that is delicious.Definite destination.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe flavors were delicious.The flavors were delicious. I got the veggie enchiladas and did not miss eating meat at all!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat happy hour and food.Great happy hour and food. The host wasn't very warm but our server was amazing4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, ambiance,Excellent food, ambiance, service.
We will return very soon!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing MexicanFood was very good. Margherita is an excellent server! The margaritas are excellent, made w/ fresh juices and fresh ingredients. It is a little on the expensive side for Mexican, but it's worth it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best upscale MexicanSome of the best upscale Mexican in town!!! Fantastic Margaritas to!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTheir food is simply awesome.Their food is simply awesome. Some of the best mole sauce I've ever had and awesome guac.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time at FondaWe had a great time at Fonda on Saturday night! Loved this place, the atmosphere, food and service were excellent! Would love to go back soon :)3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, Trendy Mexican Spot!Food was excellent! Would definitely eat there again, however I would request to sit at a table in the back. My husband and I arrived for our reservation while happy hour was still goin on (until 8) and were seated at a table near the bar. It was crowded, and loud, and people standing all around near our table. For $100 meal, we would've preferred to feel like we were in a restaurant more than a bar, and the tables near the back would've provided that experience I think.
Aside from that, the service was great, the pod was great, and so were the cocktails!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFonda is a great neighborhood spotThis is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Best for brunch or dinner, try the PASILLA sauce, the bloody mary at brunch and the pina margarita for dinner (all only if you like spicy). The waitstaff is very nice and the food is ALWAYS DELICIOUS. There are vegetarian options and the food is very clean and fresh. When someone from out of town visits I always take them to Fonda.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, very loudMusic was playing too loud, even in the back. We had to ask them to turn it down - which they did. Otherwise we like this place a lot, the food is great. We normally get deliveries from them because the scene is a bit rowdy for our taste. But again, the food is always good. The tortilla soup is fantastic.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM