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La Fonda Latino Grill

4.2
74 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Argentinean
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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.
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Phone number
(773) 271-3935
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Please Inquire Within.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lakewood
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Parking details
Lots of available street parking in the neighborhood.
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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
What 74 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
value
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P4rtimeFoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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!

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vipWe8well (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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vipChicagoE (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 17, 2017

As usual great food & service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

Great spot and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

A wonderful experience
, as always!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

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

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vipDRC24 (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 22, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Great food and great customer service. We loved it.

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vipChicafoodie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

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

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StorckBrothers (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2016

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

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vipkoukla2014 (Chicago)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  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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vipkoukla2014 (Chicago)
5.0  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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MaxS (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2016

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

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Peter (Chicago)
5.0  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.

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Sareru (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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vipShlamie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 10, 2016

Lovely quiet place with good service and very nice quality food

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vipStanleyP (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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OccasionalReviewer (Chicago)
5.0  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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vipartemisjam (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2015

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

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vipWladK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

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

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MCox (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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