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!
Chicago, IL 60640
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Lots of available street parking in the neighborhood.
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
We made our reservation based on the neighborhood and cuisine style. We had never tried LaFonda before. While the restaurant was a bit empty when we got there our fears were allayed by the incredibly friendly servers and the quality of the food. When we inquired to the flavor of an unfamiliar liquer on the menu we were offered a sample; which was fortunate because we found it not to our liking. The chocolate cake was divine!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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