Fonda

4.6
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361 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
We are a Pan-Latin, small plates, casual restaurant. We offer a full bar with wine by the glass and bottle and beer on tap. We source our food from farms that practice sustainable agriculture. Our spirit and wine program is craft and small producer oriented.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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BarryC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Fonda. We dine here every other Sunday and keep coming back. The food is really delicious and we always have a great time. All the wait staff are so accommodating and kind. Enjoy!

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jim746
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest Cocktails and delicious Tapas . Try the Taco Tuesday specials

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vipBonfire
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I always go back to Fonda's. It's the best place to go on Solano for ambience and drinks

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Peacha
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and food. Casual, fun, delicious food. Great drinks, too.

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AnnaP
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place to gather with old friends to share yummy small plates of local, healthy, delicious treats.
Great ambiance, fantastic service, reasonable prices, extensive selection of foods to meet all tastes.
Wonderful bar offerings, good wine list, intimate atmosphere, noise level perfect for private conversation. We will be back, who knows when, since we live out of state, but it's on our list of favorite destinations!

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ManuelQ
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we enjoyed it. We were promptly seated and we were greated by Daniel the bartender. He made us some exceptional cocktails (margaritas & fondas). We then ordered our usual flautas, tacquitos, and skirt steak. It was spot on. Keep up the fantastic job!

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Naomi
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We shared 5 dishes that were all very good. The service was overall very friendly, but a bit slow. The dessert (we asked for a recommendation) was subpar (the first dessert I’ve ever ordered here). Stick with the savory dishes.

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GloriaE
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here quite often. The perfect restaurant for any size meal you’re in the mood for, plus good drinks and warm atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Best tapas in the East Bay. Wear a warm coat.

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vipNunya
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience1

I felt sorry for the waitresses, the regulars were so rude, either hitting on them or being overly demanding. Weird culture in this bar. I go about once a year but am put off by the customers snd the sport bar vibe.

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MargL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is always delicious. It's fun to share with friends, and it's not too noisy to have a normal conversation.

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RyanA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food and drinks are superb. Unfortunately recent changes resulted in problems with reliable Reservations for large groups (like ours)

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vipIreneT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very cold inside and the Happy Hour food was only warm when served. It took more than 30 minutes to get our first tapas and we were there at 5 pm. It’s been better in all respects when I’ve been there before.

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vipKDavis
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This has been one of our favorite places to eat in the Bay Area for years. Delicious and inventive food, great cocktails, wonderful ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s great for all occasions! We love Fonda!!!

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RonF
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and drinks are great - happy hour is a nice deal (and runs both early and late). Most importantly, you can actually have a discussion because of the moderate noise level.

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vipSuzi
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends from Hayward joined us for a festive time at Fonda. We had the best waiter who not only had a great laugh and sense of humor, but also was attentive and intuitive. Just as we were about to call out for more chips for the remaining guacamole, chips appeared before us like magic. Tuesday is Taco Night and we devoured fish, duck, lamb, and cauliflower tacos with gusto. More food, more margaritas, then a couple of Molten Lava flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Whew! What a fabulous night.

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vipAnnabella
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The dishes change once in a while and that is good. We like the halibut. And we appreciate how the preparation changes. To keep it interesting. The salads are great. We love it.

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vipSwerle
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super delicious! We always love coming here. I think I got a wee bit of sticker shock at the chips and guac for 9.75 but these are Berkeley prices so it’s certainly not a huge surprise.

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DavidL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time as always, attentive service, tasty food, fast to table but didn't feel rushed (was a Monday)

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vipTinjack
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly. Good service. Good variety of Tapas. Second time here. Really enjoyed.

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ebaydiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The mushroom risotto was a stand out. Service was fast and attentive.

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AletheiaH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, great service! Well-priced for tapas - the portions were actually pretty big unlike some tapas places where you pay $15 for a three calamari. I’ll definitely be back!

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vipMATRIXOWNER
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service but noise levels were high where we sat in the second floor.

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vipEllenG
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I got the watermelon salad and Brussel sprouts. Both were delicious!

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Bebe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s 67th birthday and I took him out to dine there since we both like tapas... this was his 2nd time there and we always enjoy and love the foods!

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nah415
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went twice in one week and I'm looking forward to going back again as soon as possible! It really is THAT good.

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vipManuelQ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Interesting conversation with the bartender Salvador. Refreshing margaritas and just outstanding food & service!

Best,
mQ

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RuthM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great! Good drinks and decent wine. Food is always good. Dessert a little heavy. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Would like to see a larger wine list. Bring back the scallops!

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chrisw
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Fish tacos lacking flavor. Need acid and needed more flavor. Same for the shrimp which were just hot and not flavorful. Shrimp itself not fresh and flavorful, might have been previously frozen. Need garlic, a little sweet and acid. Flautas were crispy and above average. Definitely the best dish. Sad to see Fonda moving away from classic tapas and into Mexican cuisine. There is little tapas around and none on Solano Ave and tons of Mexican so it's confusing as to why they would go in this direction. Food has gone down hill since the earlier days of Fonda. The aptmosphere is still lively and service is fine, just need some help with food if they want our patronage again.

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vipRichardG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Extremely accomodating to this returning customer. Given a little patience, I got my preferred table. Thoughtful wait staff. Great place to relax and dine with friends!

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vipdancingbull
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good brunch options with plenty of time to talk & relax.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoy you so much!!! Thanks a million!!

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Monica
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fonda is a great place to eat a leisurely meal with delicious food and great service. The chefs create unique and flavorful dishes and the servers pace their delivery of the small plates for maximum enjoyment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious bites, lively atmosphere, fast friendly service

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JajrTheMajr
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was Good, higher-end but not 'earth-shattering'. Service Was 'meh', especially after we'd eaten - it took forever to try and 'flag the young waitress down' to try and pay her. I don't think we'll come back. The one great thing I can say is that the Brussels Sprouts were indeed sauteed, they were the memorable 'high-point'

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vipbarolina
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the food and the margaritas at Fondas. It's all done with fresh ingredients and heart!

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betterave
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nothing to complain about...except for the noise in the beginning. Food (mainly seafood) was very good, drink interesting, dessert fine.

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vipkimm
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!!

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