Fonda - Brooklyn

4.7
689 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
Incredible margaritas and "best of its kind" Mexican Home Cooking.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 689 people are saying
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JessicaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, delicious food and drinks. You can't go wrong!

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LizC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican cuisine state-side, yet! Everything was delicious.

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vipGwenT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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DionneB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- really thought out lovely presentation!

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BM5558
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute we had to add two guests to the reservation and they happily helped us out. Food was spot on. Service was excellent

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vipSRC26
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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MarissaG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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vipStevenT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always.

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vipDShort
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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vipJeff
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was our third time and probably last. Food was ok, waiter was not pleasant at all.

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vipAbshaw
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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FoodieG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service.

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AnishaD
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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Ratsnkittie
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Terrific brunch, freshly made tortillas, fantastic coffee. Great time!

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GNVit
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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SabineH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

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KatI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, authentic food, great vibe. One of my fave go-to spots for margaritas and mexican food.

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vipLaura
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food in a cozy setting with excellent service. The chicken mole enchiladas were amazing!

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vipBruno
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excelente lugar para comida mexicana.

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Nate
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Fonda. It’s a favorite I return to on a monthly basis

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vipLarryW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is excellent and the vibes are good

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Lisa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always good. Excellent margaritas.

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David
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks. One of the best places to eat in NYC - outstanding experience, always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipTLW25
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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).

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DannyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipLizzb
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipFrankLovesEating
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Angela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Always love visiting Fonda, the service was somewhat slower and the water service was very poor however the food is always great.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and good service here

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vipMorellA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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TaraG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipBabblinBabs
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service Was not great. Waited 15 minutes before anyone even came for a drink order. Manager made up for it though.

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vipSouthgal
Raleigh
141 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Gigi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Would go again

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Fonda - Brooklyn is rated 4.7 stars by 689 OpenTable diners.

Fonda - Brooklyn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/fonda-brooklyn/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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