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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (14)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Spicy (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 11, 2017

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

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 (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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·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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I truly enjoyed the atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 9, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 24, 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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·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 10, 2017

Everything was amazing!

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Basic food, basic drinks, definitely doesn't justify the $150 bill for 2 since we didn't even get meat, expected a lot more from a place that got 4.5 stars

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

It was an Awesome exprrience the food was tasty especially the fish tacos and guacamole.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My son just moved to Brooklyn to start medical school so we were looking for a restaurant that was nearby but had good food. Well, this was it. We were seated early and had the opportunity to sit in the back in a garden like area. It was super cute and not noisy as the inside seemed a bit noisy. All of us really enjoyed our food from the fish to the steak to the stuffed peppers. We will definitely be back. And the staff are so nice...very willing to make sure you enjoy yourself!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Yummy, fun, pretty well priced what's not to love. Seasonal specials plus regular menu, get the drink of the day you can't go wrong.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I always enjoy coming here. I love that the guacamole is made fresh to order after asking if you'd like it mild, medium or spicy. The tortillas and corn tortilla chips served with it are very fresh as well with refills upon request. The cocktails are made an emphasis on flavor besides strength. They had a special of Avocado gazpacho with bits of watermelon and a drizzle of olive oil- it was silky smooth and quite refreshing (and tasty!)
My main dish of Camarones Mosquito was awesome- perfectly cooked shrimp with a creamy lime-jalapeño sauce and soft spinach rice. Unfortunately I cannot take more than mild to medium spice which is why I love Fonda. They place such an emphasis on flavor, not heat and when they do use it, it is to actually punch up the flavor that much more.
The citrus tres leches cake for dessert was a refreshing end to a great meal without being super sweet.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Sat outside on patio on a lovely Saturday summer night. Guacamole and chips perfect as usual. Excellent red snapper with chunks of avocado. Good cocktails. Good range of entree prices. Tacos an excellent cheaper option. Good service.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

GReat food. Margaritas are Fab! This is good for real goodies.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Get the breakfast burrito (they can do it without chorizo) you won't regret it.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Tapas, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Super-fantastic food, as usual. Service tonight, however, was sub-optimal. It was not the server's fault. She was friendly and as helpful as she could be - but she was alone covering the entire front room! Similar situation with the person assisting her. Even after asking for water twice, we still waiting well over 5 minutes. No one came to our table for almost 8 minutes - and we saw another couple near us just get up and leave. Management needs to address this. This was serious under-staffing. We were told several staff called-out. Well, there should be a Plan B. This was not good. We did not even consider coffee/desert. Again, the food remains outstanding.

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

The food and service was great. I will return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food was really good bu they did take a long time for drinks during their boozy brunch. Since the boozy brunch is only an hour, I would've loved to have been asked for a second drink.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Great food. Nice staff. A lovely evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Fourth of July Dinner. Seated immediately, friendly service, great food - even a tiny U.S. flag to honor the holiday-with my burger. Wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Been in 6-7 times. Food always great but service always lacking, frustrating

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Fantastic food as always! Service a but slow but fine for a lazy Sunday brunch.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We had a surprisingly bad experience at Fonda which we are hoping was an anomaly.
They were clearly under-staffed and there was a huge 40 minute gap btwn our appetizer and brunch entree. The waiter was pleasant but we did have to physically track him down for more drinks and refills. This was clearly a kitchen issue but it made me rethink the esteem in which I had previously held Fonda. Food remains great as usual.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We love Fonda for its unique healthy and fresh approach to Mexican Cuisine. Not your average Tacqueria by any means, from cocktails to dessert it is really, really good food and a great value.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Way overpriced for the quality of food. They got 3 of our orders wrong and the food took forever to come out. Great cocktails but overall not worth the price. Will not be coming back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I liked this place - and the fact that it has a backyard is a big plus for South slope - not a lot of places have it here. The food was very good and the pricetag was very reasonable

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Food and service was great! Just the place was way too hot. They should've put the AC on a hot summer day.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I've eaten at Fonda before and I thought that the food and service was very good; however, this time it was 90 degrees outside and there was no air-conditioning. I asked to sit outside but, of course, the outdoor area was full and having a reservation didn't help. It was far too hot to eat and we left without ordering. I can appreciate the need to save money but when you drive customers away, you're not making money.

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

Fabulous brunch, best chilaquiles and chicken torta in NYC

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We love Fonda! This was our first time booking through OpenTable, and I wish we could have reserved outdoor seating, but we still had a good time inside. Great margaritas!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have dined at Fonda many times in the past several years. The food has always been excellent and the service is very fast and efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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