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Fonda Lola

4.1
4.1
196 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mexican
Fonda Lola is a casual bistro located in the heart of the coolest hood
Using sustainable ingredients, locally sourced products and focusing on the fresh nature of Mexican food and libations.



Lola was our matriarch. She was spicy and saucy. So we learned from her, to do what we love. make people happy by giving delicious drinks, mouthwatering food just like the abuela would .



Our unique #mexicanfiesta option offers the best 6 course tasting menu in the universe. A rollercoaster of emotions, flavours and textures .



Like we say in Mexico , mi casa es tu casa.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday-Friday:12:00 - 2:00pm Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 706-9105

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Our Mexican fiesta is a one stop solution for entertaining your amigos y amigas.

  • Private party facilities

    The Mexican fiesta !

  • Private party contact

    fondalolato@gmail.com: (647) 961-1497

  • Neighborhood

    Toronto / Ontario

  • Cross street

    Shaw

  • Parking details

    Street parking on Queen St. West or Shaw St.

  • Public transit

    Queen St: 501 Queen Streetcar (or Bus) at Shaw<br />Ossignton: 63 Ossington Bus at Shaw

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. LT

    LeoT

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice ambiance. Drinks were good but overpriced. Food was rather bland unfortunately.
  2. JG

    JohnnyGambler

    Toronto

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is a real gem in Toronto!! Cosy and quaint with killer food!! Drinks and cocktails better than average but food is what makes this place dynamite. Highly recommend it if you want good value for money and something a little off the beaten path.
  3. R

    Roop

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent and the food delicious. Will be going again soon!
  4. TT

    TroyT

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, and our waiter was funny, kind, and very attentive., without being too overbearing. Happy to return again soon.
  5. K

    Katie

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good portions of food for Winterlicious, enjoyed flavours. Found the cocktails expensive and the music a bit loud but would return for Taco Tuesday.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall2food4service4ambience3
    Music was a bit too loud. Cozy atmosphere. A bit tight but overall nice place
  7. F

    Foodie789

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I was disappointed with this restaurant. With the exception of the tortilla soup, which was delicious, the rest of the meal was just okay. What really left a bad taste in my mouth was the service. The servers were more attentive to the other patrons than they were with us and I’m still waiting for the water I asked for. Despite telling the staff that I had made a reservation, I received an email the next day saying that I didn’t show up.
  8. AN

    AshleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mojitos are great!! Baha Fish Tacos were yummy
  9. TO

    TOPS

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Winterlicious 2020 lunch. Portions were perfect. Soup delicious. Chicken main dish delicious. Churros was warm and a little hard/ though. Flan was amazing! Overall a good experience and would go back.
  10. S

    Sasha

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our experience was good overall. Atmosphere was nice and the service was good. The challenge was we didn't feel it was great value for the money. The portions seemed very small for the price. For example quac and chips were approx $14 and it was a very small serving. Shrimp taco's were good (I've had better) but again 3 very small taco's for approx $15. Drinks were very good but again $15 for a pretty small glass. I think this is the reason they're not busy when everything else in the area is packed.
  11. A

    Aastha

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fonda Lola made our 1st dating anniversary super special! Their whole team of servers and chef were so welcoming and warm, and the food and drinks were amazing! We love coming here whenever we can, as they make our experience extra special!
  12. T

    Taylor

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We drove from Hamilton to find that the restaurant was closed. Booking a reservation should not have been an option for this restaurant if they are closed for the holidays.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service but was a little loud.
  14. K

    Karibu

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Unfortunately, the food was so bad that I cannot give Fonda Lola the credit its decor deserves. The overall space and ambience was beautiful but the food was extremely expensive and not at all well-cooked or seasoned. We won't be coming back
  15. JM

    JodiM

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoy Fonda Lola. It’s our third time, and it won’t be our last!
  16. D

    David

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stumbled across this place on a walk one day and decided to try it. It was just perfect, from the food to the service to the interiors - just perfect. Thank you.
  17. TF

    TorontoFoodGuru

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic place this is. The food and the personal service by the owner and the chef is amazing. Great Mexican food. Authentic and real.
  18. TF

    TorontoFoodGuru

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Authentic Mexican in Toronto. Dinner menu is so great. The steak is incredible. Ceviche is so fresh and tangy. The guac is real and tastes so good. My fav Mexican in the city. Really nice ownership and staff as well. The lights and the room in general is sooo good as well. My fav.
  19. TF

    TorontoFoodGuru

    Toronto

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Mexican in the city. Everything is so fresh and authentic. The colours, the ingredients, the taste!!! It doesn’t get better than this for Mexican food in Toronto. If you haven’t eaten here yet and you like Mexican food, you need to get here and fast. AMAZING!!!
  20. CW

    ChrisW

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Lovely lovely restaurant! If you ever go promise me you will go to the patio... Super cute & cozy even is the crisp weather of autumn. I cannot imagine what it would be like in beautiful summer weather!
  21. HF

    HomeFood

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    My friends invited me to celebrate my birthday -I come from Mexico. I was happy as I had not been to Fonda Lola and the website looked nice. Very disapointing experience. Not worth the time or money. Super expensive for very mediocre food. "Mexican inspired" but far from authentic. A bit flavourless to be honest. Patio space, tables and benches were very small and uncomfortable. Will not return.
  22. JC

    JohnC

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. And the drinks were well made. Would definitely go back
  23. J

    Jessica

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant. Their styling is unique, cute, and fun and their food is great (and easy to share). It's both a cute spot for a date night and a fun place to go with friends. It's one of my favourite spots for Mexican cuisine in Toronto.
  24. y

    yyzfoodie

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about Fonda Lola. Can’t wait to go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent dinner
  26. p

    pizzasnob1

    Salt Lake City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really wonderful taco bar and tortilla soup - really. The patio is charming both in decor and shade. We thought the servers were tops. The coke was flat, the replacement was flat, how can that be? Not from a fountain, supposedly cans freshly opened but flat coke is a drag. They shouldn't have charged us for the flat drinks but that was a small thing, overall, we loved them.
  27. HC

    HarrisC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for summerlicious. Food was very tasty, but portions were a bit small. Will go back for the regular menu next time! Still enjoyed the experience!
  28. s

    sma11

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The salsa was delicious..one of the best I've tasted. The homemade tortilla chips were warm and tasty. The food came out fast and the staff were friendly. Unfortunately it's not wheelchair accessible (well at least not if you have to go to the bathroom...it's downstairs). I will be back to try something different.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely cozy place. Amazing food. Worth checking it!
  30. R

    Ruth

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for summerlicious for brunch. The portion was very small but it was very delicious. The ambience at the patio was very nice. I loved everything except the chair i was sitting on that was very wobbly. I would come back here again
  31. OG

    OliverG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was bland with very little flavour. The waitress was a little condescending at times and definitely acted like she was doing us a favour by bringing our food out. Decor is nice and has an expensive feel, but the food is poor.
  32. VP

    VickiP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We went here for summerlicious and the items were so small. Atmosphere at the back patio is super cool, drinks were good but really expensive.
  33. RA

    RachelA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The fish taco and cilantro dressing was delicious. The classic Mojito was refreshing, and the avocado ice cream was sinful treat. The restaurant was so pretty with the back patio and twinkly lights, down to the blue and white plates with orange napkins a feast for the senses as well and the stomach.
  34. TE

    TorontoEater

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The food was ok. It wasn't bad and there was nothing wrong. It was just ok. The dining room was a million degrees without AC and no fans to move the hot air around. Kinda killed our vibe. Brought in a group of 20 people and didn't get much of a thank you or any sort of acknowledgement from the manager - which is a missed opportunity for them to earn back a customer. Toronto is full of options and this wasn't good enough to go back.
  35. S

    Sasha

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is so flavourful and fresh! Even the margaritas are made with real fruit and taste fantastic!
  36. CR

    ClaudeR

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The team is amazing and very friendly
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service very slow and waitress inattentive. Tree on patio kept dropping little leaves in our hair, our drinks and food.
  38. S

    Sasha

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food quality, ambience, and drinks were all so amazing! Event the owner came out to say hi and to check in. They have $3.50 taco Tuesdays and the food is off the charts amazing!! I'll definitely be coming back
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    We tried several dishes and none were crowd pleasers. The best thing we tried was the fish tacos.
  40. HO

    HeleneO

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you walk in, you know your experience will be authentic and special.

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Fonda Lola is rated 4.1 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shaw

  • Neighborhood

    Toronto / Ontario

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday-Friday:12:00 - 2:00pm Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm-8:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking on Queen St. West or Shaw St.

  • Public transit

    Queen St: 501 Queen Streetcar (or Bus) at ShawOssignton: 63 Ossington Bus at Shaw

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 706-9105

  • Catering

    Our Mexican fiesta is a one stop solution for entertaining your amigos y amigas.

  • Private party facilities

    The Mexican fiesta !

  • Private party contact

    fondalolato@gmail.com: (647) 961-1497

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