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About La Fonda Latino Grill

La Fonda specializes in Colombian and Latin dishes. The restaurant has a full bar that"s ready to accommodate with a variety of drinks. Specials are available and they change daily. Moreover, the restaurant is decorated in a contemporary fashion, but with a Colombian theme, adding the more traditional flavor. La Fonda has an extensive list of entree options - along with quite a few specials. We also have famous margaritas which are shaken at the table and are delicious. One of our most famous appetizer;s is the special empanada appetizer - ground beef with raisins. Some popular dishes are the churrasco with chimichurri sauce, the brisket served with multiple sides with the entrees, including great plantains. We have the best service in town and great food. Stop in La Fonda Latino Grill today!

5350 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60640
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Argentinean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM.
Lunch Buffet: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 3:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Sunday: 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Cross Street:
Lakewood

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 271-3935

Website:
http://www.lafondalatinogrill.com/

Catering:
Please Inquire Within.

Parking Details:
Lots of available street parking in the neighborhood.

Public Transit:
Berwyn (Red)

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

La Fonda Latino Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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3.8

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4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (115)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I've eaten at many Latino restauants and the quality was sub par and expensive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

As usual great food & service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Love their service Great sangria. Delicious empanadas...best Cuban style black beans and rice, fried bananas. The skirt stake w churrasco sauce and the seafood w yellow rice are outstanding

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great spot and great food!

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A wonderful experience
, as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food perfectly prepared. Impeccable service. Well-crafted mororita!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 1, 2017

A long time staple in Edgewater. Moderately priced with attentive staff, decent food and the obligatory margaritas.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Wonderful food; appetizers so good you sometimes want to just eat them and skip entree. Shrimp and seafood especially good; lamb chop special a real treat.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Bea and her talented staff never disappoint. Been going there since they opened 15 yrs ago.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2017

La Fonda exceeded my expectations. I had been looking for a good Latino restaurant since moving to Chicago a few weeks ago and I found a place that I will visit again and again. Their yucca fries were incredible and my chicken was tender, juicy, and tasty. My friend also enjoyed his meal; we both said we would be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Great food and great customer service. We loved it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Family run and the owners take great pride of their food and the restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Great food and service. The taste was authentic and good. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Food was great - service was wonderful. Make sure to leave room for dessert!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2016

La Fonda is one of our favorite restaurants since our first visit! The staff is warm, friendly, and the food is always great. This visit we were with our 17 month old for a quick family dinner. They were very accommodating and kid-friendly. We love that there is such a family feel to this place!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2016

The food was good as was the service. A bit pricey for what you get but overall a good experience.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Since we had our little boy, my husband and I get a date night only here and there. I'd been hearing about La Fonda for a long time but never got the opportunity to try it. We're so glad we did! The food was amazing! I highly recommend the arepas for appetizers. So delicious! My husband is normally not a fan of any kind of Latin food, but this place really changed his mind and he's looking forward to our next time here. The staff made us feel quite at home and even shared stories about their trips, experiences, and family. This is our new favorite designated date night spot, and we can't wait to bring our friends and family to experience the wonderful food, lovely atmosphere, and down-to-earth service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2016

The cazuela de mariscos is amazing! Easily the best dish there

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Good overall. Staff was very friendly! Food was tasty, though for what I paid I might have expected a bit more. Still, I'll definitely be back, just maybe be a bit wiser with my order choices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The taste and the presentation of the food was excellent. They also had some great cocktail options outside of the typical. Service was good, but ambiance was lacking. It was pretty empty for a Friday at 7pm, and felt too casual for a date with my husband. Simply dimming the lighting would have made a big difference. It was a great meal overall, just maybe not the best option for atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Lovely quiet place with good service and very nice quality food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2016

The food here is fantastic. High quality, fresh ingredients and very nice presentation. The decor is a little dated but service is super friendly and efficient. I recommend this place over some of the trendier type places popping up in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Veteran fans of La Fonda. Has become our go to place for Easter dining as well as a destination for special celebrations. Will be returning soon to celebrate a friend's birthday. Food is well prepared and generous, and the moraritas are not to be missed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Great Guacamole. Excellent Sangria. We had the SOBREBARRIGA and the CARNE ASADA. Everything was wonderful. There are other restaurants the serve the same type of food at better prices, but I don't regret going at all. The service was VERY good and the food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 5, 2016

The staff take great pride in the food and drinks here. It is a fun place with great flavors. The tostonachos are AMAZING.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2016

They had exceptional service. Very accommodating for our guest! :)

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2015

The food was very and they were accommodating to our request.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Great food, as always. Friendly staff gives excellent service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2015

I called from Phoenix, AZ to purchase a Gift Card for my 12 year old niece to treat her mother to a birthday dinner. I must say Beatrice was my ANGEL!! She took care of everything. My niece was so nervous but excited that she would be able to pay for mommy's dinner. The restaurant was waiting for them and made sure the bday dinner was perfect! I received a text from my niece saying that her mommy felt it was the best bday dinner ever. I can't wait to personally meet Beatrice in a couple weeks when I travel to Chicago. It is my sister's favorite place to eat out there and from the pictures I received, I think it will be my favorite too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2015

I booked La Fonda on the recommendation of a friend, I wasn't disappointed. The food was batting higher than the price would indicate, and the drinks -- all that our party sampled -- were totally legit. I'm fond of the classic mojito, and La Fonda's did not disappoint (I had two!) The service could not have been more attentive and friendly. I'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 18, 2015

I was looking for a cute and casual South American resturant to celebrate a birthday. We went on a slow night, we had the whole resturant to ourselves so service was great and they surprised my guest with a dessert for their birthday which was awesome.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Great food great place 😍

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2015

Excellent food -- friendly, attentive service -- nice ambience -- easy evening parking -- what more could you ask for?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Great service in a quaint little place. The food was very high quality, fresh and well prepared.
Definitely going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 26, 2015

Good food.. Good service..

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2015

My boyfriend and I had the plato montanero.
Absolutely delicious.
Even their salsa was awesome, sweet then spicy.
Lechon was absolutely amazing, steak was tender and seasoned to perfection.
We will be returning to this restaraunt

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2015

The place was empty but waitress was not even friendly. Food was bland and overpriced for what it was. Will not be going back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2015

great food, the service is a bit slow, but it seems to be family owned so I am all about it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2014

Five of us had dinner at La Fonda early on a Saturday after a play matinee. Our group likes to share, so we started with a lot of appetizers and followed up with only a couple of entrees. The appetizers were more inventive then the entrees. The entrees were good but not particularly special.

The best appetizers we had were: Tostonachos Caribenos, Arepas Rellanas and Arepa de Choclo con Camarones.

The deserts were great!

The wine list tried to draw on a lot of Latin America, but the selections were modest in quality and price.

I definitely recommend La Fonda for the great service, appetizers and deserts

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2014

I didn't know this area before I decided to dine at La Fonda. The location of this restaurant detracts from what is surprisingly delicious food inside. Our family of four didn't expect to be wowed with the flavors and variety of interesting and well-prepared entrees. The service was friendly and responsive. But, the price was higher than what I'd expect to pay, given the plastic menus, tablecloths, and the busy commercial street outside.
we had leftovers which were tasty the next day - another good sign that what comes from the kitchen is authentic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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