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About Fonda - Brooklyn

Contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
Incredible margaritas and "best of its kind" Mexican Home Cooking.

434 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday: Dinner 5-10pm / Happy Hour all night starting at 4pm
Tuesday: Dinner 5-10:30pm / Happy Hour 4-7pm
Wednesday: Dinner 5-10:30pm / Happy Hour 4-7pm
Thursday: Dinner 5-10:30pm / Happy Hour 4-7pm
Friday: Dinner 5-11:30pm / Happy Hour 4-6pm
Saturday: Brunch 11am-4pm / Dinner 5-11:30pm / Happy Hour 4-6pm
Sunday: Brunch 11am-4pm / Dinner 5-10pm / Happy Hour 4-6pm

Cross Street:
between 14th and 15th streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 369-3144

Website:
http://www.fondarestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please call for catering information.

Public Transit:
F or G trains to 7th Ave. Station (Brooklyn)

Executive Chef:
Gustavo Osorio

Private Party Facilities:
Fonda offers an array of delicious menus served in our comfortable, festive ambiance with stellar service from start to finish. Also, we can bring the party to you; ask us about off-premise catering options.

Private Party Contact:
Sharon Isaacs: (917) 453-6402

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join us for our special Day of the Dead dinner with guest chef Roberto Solis. Enjoy a 6-course dinner with beverage pairings from the 'king' of Yucatan cuisine. Please call for reservations and see the menu here: http://fondarestaurant.com/special-events/

Fonda - Brooklyn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Casual (9)
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Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 21 hours ago

The food, service and drinks are always great here!! I go all the time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great spot for brunch, they had a pretty good deal and the food was delicious.

Just make sure that the majority of your party is together upon showing up for your reservation. I had booked a table for 1:45 but had to wait to be seated until 2 o'clock because my friends were experiencing train delays. The restaurant is small and the bar can fill up quickly, so it's a bit awkward to have to wait in the small doorway until they will seat you.

Other than that it was a great atmosphere, with really great food and service. I highly recommend Fonda for any kind of meal or occasion!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch was wonderful!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Cocktails!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Fantastic, as usual. Best Mexican food and margaritas in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The waitress was very nice and the food was fresh and delicious. I just expected a larger portion from the special i ordered, though the presentation was nice. The guacamole is memorable, as were the retried beans, and enchiladas. I will be back for sure.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food is great. You won't be disappointed. Great service! Will definitely be back and would highly recommend it to amyone.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Fonda is amazing always. Some of the best Mexican food in NYC and definitely the best I've found in Park Slope. The queso fundido appetizer is unlike any queso you've had before, perfectly stringy, cheesy, salty and topped with mushrooms or chorizo. The taquitos (small tacos) are an amazing value (less than $11 for 3) filling and have the most incredibly delicious meat, you literally can't go wrong, but the carne asada is a favorite. The margaritas are also exquisite. If you like frozen, I can't recommend the Rosalita (frozen hibiscus) enough - it's delicious and refreshing and goes perfectly with everything on the menu.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome spot for a date. Food options are amazing to include their vegetarian menu.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Good for a Date, Organic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Amazing ambiance and food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love Fonda, my only issue with this venue is that I don't like to be rushed thru dinner. They have seating for 90 minutes only and then it feels like security is kicking you out of the venue. People literally coming thru and grabbing food and drinks you aren't finished and cleaning the table before you can even get the check. I didn't get asked if I wanted another drink, dessert etc. The place is very small and in an attempt to add more seating they take away the comfort of guest. You can barely move thru the venue without bumping someone's chair or table. Other than that the service was great before our 90 minutes ended and the food is awesome. I would have liked the cocktails to be a little stronger.

My suggestion to the owner is quality over quantity.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my second time dining at Fonda for Sunday brunch and i loved it. The staff are really friendly and always there when you need them. Highly recommended and Affordable. Their Frozen Hibiscus Rosalita is my favorite brunch drink.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Wonderful service and fantastic food. I highly recommend it - and also recommend making a reservation as several people were turned away because there was no room. Its a neighborhood fav for me, but I encourage you to travel in just for the food. Thanks Fonda!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food is fantastic! The service is great! One of Park Slope's best!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good vibes, great food and amazing value for money... overall, one of the best tasting Mexican food I ever had in US.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Had the steak, crab cakes, fish tacos. All delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great overall experience. Food was fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic as always. Every time we go I swear it is even more delicious than the last time.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great Mexican food. Authentic cuisine. We have been to Mexico several times Fonda is as close as it comes to actually being there. We love love Fonda.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I come here almost every other day. The food is fantastic and at happy hour (bar only) or brunch, you get a great deal. All the staff are super nice and great at their jobs! 😍

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fonda's food and cocktails never disappoint especially if you're seated at one of Elaina's tables.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

All around excellent food and service The Oaxaca mole is divine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amazing food and friendly service. We’ll definitely be coming back the next time we’re in the mood for Mexican!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Have eaten at Fonda many times and it remains just as good as always. The Pepino margaritas were spot on. Well balanced, not too sweet or too heavy handed with the tequila. Guac was very nice too. Not too heavy on the add ons. Avocado was the focus but just enough of the other things to add but not take over. Pescado Tikin Xic was the real star. The cod was cooked perfectly, the sauce, plantain rice and habanero onion pickle all worked together really well. Service was excellent. Quick, attentive, knowledgable but not in your face.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our server Alex was incredibly helpful. Best dining experience I’ve had in a while

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My go to favorite Mexican eatery. Food is consistent, delicious and fresh. Margaritas made perfectly

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I absolutely adore Fonda's! I have never been disappointed by their menu, service or the ambience. I have come on regular occasions and celebrations and each time has been a wonderful experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

I truly enjoyed the atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

When the weather is fine, Fonda Brooklyn's patio is exactly where you want to be for a bowl of intensely flavored soup, a spicy guac, and a hibiscus margarita. The food is always made with care, the service is attentive without hovering, and the patio is quieter than the main dining room, making it a better place for conversation. I love Fonda!

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food, lovely patio, excellent service. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fonda was just right for an early evening friends’ get-together. We chose a table at the pleasant outdoor area, a great choice for our recent (October) evening. Service was attentive and considerate, margaritas delicious, the food well prepared, creative, and delicious.

The guacamole appetizer was fine, but could have been a bit more generous portion. Otherwise, everything was fine

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Ambiance and service was great! Food was sub par, especially for the price.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

2 stars due to the following:
-Food is way too salty specifically the guacamole to the point that we had to return it (and don't get me wrong, I like salt but this was extreme!! I mean it's hard to mess a guacamole right? Especially at a Mexican restaurant..
2- service was very slow with only 1 server for the whole restaurant on a packed weekend night. No concern for follow up on meals, checking if everything ok..
3- margaritas were alright
4-prices are too high for the food especially with such mediocre quality and poor service.

The only thing I liked was the ceviche

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I enjoyed the brunch. Very nice menu and drinks were pretty. I thought it was just right amount of food - not skimpy but I didn't feel stuffed afterwards. Good drinks. Service for drinks was a little slow but very friendly. Food came quickly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fonda is still one of the best restaurants in the Slope. Their drinks and food are superb, the best Mexican food in NYC

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Brooklyn the food is exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This place is a gem! We are so lucky to have it in Park Slope. The staff clearly cares about your experience and the food is delicious and often surprising. Never pass up the specials---they are always adventurous and super yummy. And the rosalitas (hibiscus margaritas) are refreshing and potent but never too sweet.

Fonda, Soigne, Piccoli, and Talde are the fabulous four places we bring our out of town friends to show off the neighborhood. Never disappointing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Although my husband was a bit disappointed with the mole sauce on his entrée, my friends and I really enjoyed our fish tacos and duck entrée. The guacamole and chips were terrific and the service was nicely attentive. We were sitting across from the bar on a busy Friday evening, so it was a little loud, but not to the point that we were uncomfortable. Would definitely return.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was amazing!

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