Fonda Chelsea

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

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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
  • 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 619 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.4
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4.4
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSteveS
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only thing I wish is that they had better ventilation in the outdoor seating area. I felt like there was the 1 opening, and then the rest of it was closed off.

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Grouchyoldfoody56
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was terrific, very tasty and clearly the work of a skillful and attentive chef. I highly recommend the crabcake appetizer, and any of the tacos. The margaritas were decent. Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Extremely rude and discriminatory manager. Freezing inside at the excuse of “ventilation”. Boiling hot upstairs. Argumentative and homophobic managers. Never again!

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hattie
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I love this place. The food is always incredible and the staff is so friendly.
I would absolutely come back in the future.

Very very cold however if you eat inside on the first floor. Couldn't feel our fingers or toes on a cold day and the heater was blowing cold air on our table for the duration of our meal even after we asked if it could be checked.
I know indoor dining has just re-opened, but we are fully vaccinated, masked when anyone came to the table and were just so excited to be out and about. It wasn't much fun eating in the freezing cold. Upstairs is quiet warm and wonderful though, so, I'll make sure to request a table up there next time instead.

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EmilyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, drinks were amazing, vibes were exactly what I was hoping for and everything was clean, sanitary and safe. Overall 10/10 experience and will definitely be back!

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vipMorganS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was awesome, they play music outside too so there is still a fun atmosphere

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KevinP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This is the second time I’ve been to this restaurant in a couple of months and both times were less than impressive. I had the same waitress both times and both times her attitude was awful. Couldn’t care less about her job or the people dining at the restaurant. The food was also marginal both times. On the plus side, the margaritas are great. The ultimate reason I won’t be returning is the terrible service I received from the waitress. Fix your attitude, girl.

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vipValerie
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. I could not be happier with my choice to dine at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a wonderful night here with my two best friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. It was an enjoyable night here where it wasn’t crowded, we can actually have a conversation and not have to raise our voices over the table near us and the food was amazing. The drinks and desserts are also great and we all said we would definitely make this a place to come to again! It actually worked out well because afterwards we went to an art show.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Absolutely disgusting. I ordered the special that night which was a chicken verde with pumpkin. The dish was literally boiled chicken in a tasteless green sauce with pumpkin seeds. Seriously laughable it was so bad I couldn’t eat it. Not only that it took us an hour and a half to get our food. The waitress was too busy so she spoke to us twice and left us hanging. Overall really bad experience won’t go back.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Mexican cuisine. The guacamole was outstanding. COVID precautions were evident. A very enjoyable meal. Will definitely return.

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Jack
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our waitress was horrible. Whatever we wanted we had to ask other staff members. We were unable to order dessert because the kitchen closed without anyone telling us. We complained to the manager and he did absolutely nothing for us.

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vipdugg
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Poor service. OK food, nothing special. Outside seating very uncomfortable.

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RachnaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great Hibiscus Margaritas and Guacamole - consistently good time after time.

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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
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative food, well prepared, sauces are excellent

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AnnM
New York Area
29 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
17 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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You can order delivery directly from Fonda Chelsea using the Order Online button. Fonda Chelsea also offers 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 619 OpenTable diners.

Fonda Chelsea does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/fonda-chelsea/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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