Fonda - Brooklyn
Incredible margaritas and "best of its kind" Mexican Home Cooking.
We were disappointed with Fonda. It had previously been better and more worth the money (for example, $24 for three small tacos and small side salad). This time the service was slow and lacking: we waited forever for our food, and it all came at once, even though we ordered apps and mains. My friend order skirt steak medium rare and it was nearly well done. Good margaritas though.
Great food- really thought out lovely presentation!
It was fantastic. Probably the best tacos we’ve had in Brooklyn. All of the food was impressive. The service was outstanding. Definitely be going back for more.
Last minute we had to add two guests to the reservation and they happily helped us out. Food was spot on. Service was excellent
Food and margaritas were very good. Generous portion of guacamole that comes with tortilla and chips, must’ve been made of four whole avocados which I appreciate! Tacos are a trio of three small tortillas but are well filled and delicious. Restaurant had a nice vibe overall. Service was very attentive.
We arrived right on time and the hostess told us we were “too early” and we would have to wait even though there was an unoccupied table in front of us. Fifteen minutes later we were seated in the back next to a kitchen door that was opened every few minutes with a super bright light. No one came to take our order (not even drinks) for ten minutes. We had a gift card and left a credit card for the remainder which the server forgot to use. He said “you didn’t tell me” and proceeded to rip up the gift card in front of us in a huff. Honestly, I will never come back. All the servers seemed miserable and it was a terrible experience overall. I’m disappointed in everything.
Incredible as always.
The food is always delicious here at Fonda, but the margaritas are not as refined and delicious as they should be for the price. We were seated more than 15 minutes after our reservation. Our server misheard our order (it was loud in the restaurant), not taking note that we ordered guacamole as an appetizer. Our mains came first. When we addressed it, the server argued that we never placed the order for guacamole instead of simply fixing the situation.
Yes, with the caveat that if you want to have a quiet conversation, go somewhere else. The food is good but the bill adds up fast.
This was our third time and probably last. Food was ok, waiter was not pleasant at all.
This is my second time visiting a Fonda in NYC. There was a mix up with our reservation, but the host quickly ensured that we were given a table, and came to confirm that he had found our information in the system (& that we did in fact have a reservation). The service was excellent, the food was fantastic, and everyone in the restaurant was given a glass of bubbly at the end of their meal to celebrate the New Year - an excellent touch! I already have & will continue to recommend Fonda to others.
Amazing food! Great service.
Went here for my daughter’s birthday. The place was already packed at 6:00pm on a Saturday night but our table was ready for us.
The busboy handed us our menus, but no waiter ever showed up to take our order. We got up to grab someone to ask if the waiter could come over, which was kind of a pain to have to do on a special night’s celebration dinner.
The food took a while to come (maybe because we had ordered appetizers, idk). The guacamole was great and the fish tacos were too. The margaritas were perfect but it would’ve been nice if the glass was not half-full of ice. At $16-$18/drink, you don’t want to pay for ice cubes!
Overall a nice experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place for a fun meal.
Terrific brunch, freshly made tortillas, fantastic coffee. Great time!
We went to Fonda as a recommendation from a friend and I am so glad we did! All of our cocktails and entrees were amazing. The guacamole.. a must! Would absolutely go back if I am ever in the area again.
We had a very disappointing experience at Fonda, one of my neighborhood restaurants. I arrived with two friends for a 7.15 reservation. The food arrived quickly and we ate quickly, then my friends decided to have one more glass of wine. The minute the wine was on the table, the waiter put the bill down in the middle of the table-not good form. When I moved it over to the wall so we wouldn't be staring at it, he came over and put it back down in the middle of the table and continued to come over every few minutes to try to take it back, even though I explained that my friend still had a glass of wine in front of her and we hadn't put our cards down yet. I'm 8 months pregnant and my friend is a new mom-we were both looking forward to a nice evening out. The waiter/manager was so obnoxious about pressuring us to leave, we ended up barely finishing the wine. We were in and out in under two hours-not lingering for hours. It was an awful and unpleasant experience and one I won't be repeating. Shame the food is good and I live around the corner.
Beautiful, authentic food, great vibe. One of my fave go-to spots for margaritas and mexican food.
High quality food in a cozy setting with excellent service. The chicken mole enchiladas were amazing!
Excelente lugar para comida mexicana.
We've been going to Fonda for years, but it seems to be going downhill. The food has lost some of it's distinctiveness, and now it feels more like an ordinary Mexican restaurant (with extraordinary prices). Also, service was downright poor the last time we went; even though the restaurant was not full, the waiter ignored our table for a long time, didn't get drink orders promptly, and food was slow coming out of the kitchen. At least part of our order was wrong and had to be sent back. Overall a disappointment, which is a shame because this used to be a neighborhood gem.
I love Fonda. It’s a favorite I return to on a monthly basis
The food is excellent and the vibes are good
Excellent Food. A little pricey, but worth it. We had the tacos and the cactus. I've had other dishes before. All hit the spot.
It’s always good. Excellent margaritas.
Great food, great drinks. One of the best places to eat in NYC - outstanding experience, always!
Food was amazing. Place was crowded. However, it wasn't an issue, but made service a bit slower in the end. You can't beat the the meal. So delicious. My favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC by far, since living in Mexico years ago.
Great food, excellent service but price a bit high and dining area a bit small ( however, this allowed us to strike up a very nice conversation with couple next to us).
The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. The different drinks suggested by our waiter was very good. The food was amazing and our food was served within reasonable time. Definitely, a great night.
I ate there the other night and had two of the specials - Cochinita Pibil, which was amazing, so savory, so flavorful. I started with a Mango gazpacho with watermelon and jicama. It came in a bowl with diced red and white cubes at the bottom over which the waiter poured a frothy yellow creamy soup, which turned out to be...just perfectly salted and delicious. Also, they make a great Michelada. I do, and will, return to Fonda again and again.
Always love visiting Fonda, the service was somewhat slower and the water service was very poor however the food is always great.
Always great food and good service here
Took forever to take our order. Took 25 mins to get drink. Took at least 30 mins to get food after we finally ordered. Beans were watery and lukewarm. It wasn’t a welcoming experience all in all. Hopefully this was an anomaly.
This was my fourth time at Fonda Park Slope. It was not as good as other times but still a great meal. Guacamole was not as creamy, service wasn't as sharp, food wasn't as on point. Still worth a stop in.
Service Was not great. Waited 15 minutes before anyone even came for a drink order. Manager made up for it though.
Table chosen outside, rained, but the servers helped relocate us out of the storm. The food is so good, classics that never fail to please. Manager so welcoming and treated us with care. Classic margarita is perfect. Hibiscus margarita good also. Enchiladas suizas, full of tasty chicken. Tortilla soup outstanding with avocado. Fonda is the best place for Mexican.
Food was excellent. Would go again
I usually love this place! I live their v
I've eaten there in the past and it was fine but this experience wasn't great. It was very hot outside and they had no air conditioning. I don't remember if they had fans but I had to excuse myself a few times to go to the bathroom and wipe my face down.
The skirt steak I had was also not good. The meat was stringy and the green beans and sauce did not compliment it well at all.
The space was also too cramped. There was a large table of about 12 people behind us (with a small child running around causing traffic jams) and I had trouble getting to my seat if people had chairs pulled to far back or if a waiter was serving people.