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Fonda Chelsea

4.6
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605 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican
Now serving Lunch, Dinner and Brunch on weekends!

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 605 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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vipfaretheewell
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the lime sorbet.
Excellent vegetarian options.

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vipsarahcarranza
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great bottomless brunch!

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vipAngelinenyc
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great aycd brunch

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open2most
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Housed in a charming wooden house in the midst of Chelsea, Fonda provides a welcoming atmosphere with excellent service, very good food and very fair prices. If you enjoy cocktails, they have a range of delicious offerings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

another great meal at Fonda!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a small party just 2 of us but the service was so great and prompt, food was very good as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Upon seating i was given a prix fix brunch menu, I requested an a la menu to see pricing and additional food options. The waiter asked for drinks i ordered a bloody mary. When he came back i asked to have the prix fix which included unlimited bloody marys, I asked if the drinks were the same. They are. I was told he charged for the drink and if i went on prid fix this drink would be in addition. I asked since I had not ordered my meal and bloody marys were part of the prix fix couldn't he cancel and restart. He said, no without even an apology. I asked for manager he wasn't in at this time. This was the opposite of hospitality. I am greatly disappointed as i love the food.

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vipOwlwoman12
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative food, well prepared, sauces are excellent

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AnnM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy and friendly place. We enjoyed drinks at the bar before dinner and ate upstairs. All the servers were very helpful and made recommendations. We were never rushed even though it was busy.

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Vicky
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is my new favorite restaurant. Went for Valentine's Day and the food was spectacular, including the value. It was a very cold night so we sat towards the entrance which made it cold, so that would be my only complaint and it was a bit loud. Service was attentive and food authentic!!

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vipGINAH
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great to have brunch here with limitless mimosas! Food is tasty and the service has always been friendly and efficient!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Guacamole was delicious, as was everything else, carne asada taquitos, fish tacos, queso with chorizo and sweet plantains. Fish tacos were pretty spicy but delicious. Would definitely eat here again. Noise level was fine. We were seated upstairs.

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looloo
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food in a lively atmosphere. The upstairs is quieter, it was a bit hard to hear downstairs. Service was great - they were very accommodating of my food allergy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good service. Only complaint is it took a while to flag someone down to get the check. But honestly couldn’t say anything actually negative.

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FFussy
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation they sat us next to a window upstairs...lovely :) The food was great...service the same and we are so glad we found this place. Next time we are in the city we would def go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely Delicious!

The queso fondido with chorizo is super fun and
Tast, and the hibiscus margarita is a hit.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted w a friendly smile. Our server Alejandro was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. The food was amaaaazing! The guac, salmon, veggie enchiladas, and grilled fish tacos were all fresh, flavorful and delicious. The tres leches cake was freaking delicious!!! Some of the best Mexican food I’ve had!

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vipJillW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, as usual. We had brunch and the huevos rancheros were amazing.

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RolandoA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Real authentic Mexican food. Nice atmosphere. Really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here on several occasions and I can honestly say I’m never disappointed. Great food drinks and service. A bit tight because it’s a small space but I love this place

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LiaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great for our bottomless brunch! We got our bang for our buck!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, cool ambiance, service pretty good. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff are amazing

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XavierC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here twice now, once for dinner and once for brunch. Food and drinks are delicious (authentic yet elevated) and the service great!

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vipAnjiew
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!!!!

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BeeBee
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The tables were a bit cramped. The food and drinks were good but pricey. I know this is New York but there are other Mexican restaurants that serve equally good food with a better value and better ambiance.

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vipJeni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place :*

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JessicaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The manager on Sunday does not deserve this job or know how to handle it. After recommending this to my friends, we had the worst experience. We were disrespected and ridiculed. After being in New York for over a decade and dining at establishments finer than this one, I will not and do not recommend this to anyone.
Save your money and your time. You and your respect will be discounted upon arrival. Do not come here or to their sister establishments.

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vipOwlwoman12
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good creative cuisine, enjoyed all the variety!

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vipJillW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The group of five of us all loved our meals and plan to return. Fonda Chelsea has turned into my go-to Mexican restaurant. The Margaritas were excellent, as was the guacamole, and the Barbacoa made with lamb shoulder that I had was perfect. Our waiter was as good as the food.

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vipBrunchFave
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great brunch spot with yummy cocktails (free refills for a set amount of time) and a good variety of entree options.

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vipLiefteeten
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was really off. Not sure I’ll come back after many previous visits

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vipDivasheld
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service attentive but noise level awful.

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NY212
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place is always a blast for brunch. I will definitely be back.

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AnnieH
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great girls' night out at Fonda, with wonderful service and great food and drink. My only complaint is that we stayed so late that the candles were removed from our table while we were still sitting there :).

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Elizabeth
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood spot!
Delicious food
Great service!
We ordered the guacamole spicy and it was VERY spicy- next time we will get medium!
Altogether a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

AWFUL service!! Went for a birthday bottomless brunch. Prior to sitting down the hostess made it VERY clear that the moment our butts touch the seats we have 90 minutes. A little aggressive, but fine.... or it would’ve been had the service not been terrible. It took them 20-30 min to refill the drinks? If you want to be strict on time you should make sure you’re actually serving the guests drinks because it made the experience which should have been fun frustrating, and 100000% not worth the money!

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vipDgdineswell
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly service and very good food. The guacamole was great and the entrees were enjoyed very much by all four of us. The ceviche left a bit to be desired as there wasn’t much fish and it lacked much depth of flavor. Still, we’d go again. .

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JessicaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I was excited to check out Fonda Chelsea, because I love their sister restaurant Mi Vida, in DC. However, I was disappointed for a few reasons. 1) As advertised on their website, Mondays are all night happy hour. So my group purposely chose to come on a Monday only to find out upon arrival it is limited to the bar only. 2) Service was bothersome. The wait staff was rushing us throughout our entire meal, and kept asking if they could clear plates as we were still eating. 3) The server also rushed us the entire meal, and spoke in a low and hard to understand tone of voice. I will not be returning, and will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone in the city. So disappointing compared to Mi Vida!

FAQs

Fonda Chelsea does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Fonda Chelsea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 525-5252.

Fonda Chelsea is rated 4.6 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

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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