- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Guacamole made to order, served with hand pressed tortillas, chips and pasilla de Oaxaca salsa
Grilled marinated skirt steak with onions, cilantro and chile de arbol salsa
black beans covered with salsa ranchera, topped with crumbled chorizo, queso fresco and crema
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.
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.
Extremely rude and discriminatory manager. Freezing inside at the excuse of “ventilation”. Boiling hot upstairs. Argumentative and homophobic managers. Never again!
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.
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!
food was awesome, they play music outside too so there is still a fun atmosphere
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.
The food was absolutely delicious. I could not be happier with my choice to dine at this restaurant.
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.
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.
Very authentic Mexican cuisine. The guacamole was outstanding. COVID precautions were evident. A very enjoyable meal. Will definitely return.
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.
Poor service. OK food, nothing special. Outside seating very uncomfortable.
Great Hibiscus Margaritas and Guacamole - consistently good time after time.
I highly recommend the lime sorbet.
Excellent vegetarian options.
Great bottomless brunch!
Great aycd brunch
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.
another great meal at Fonda!
Was a small party just 2 of us but the service was so great and prompt, food was very good as well!
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.
Creative food, well prepared, sauces are excellent
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.
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!!
Always great to have brunch here with limitless mimosas! Food is tasty and the service has always been friendly and efficient!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was absolutely Delicious!
The queso fondido with chorizo is super fun and
Tast, and the hibiscus margarita is a hit.
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!
Excellent, as usual. We had brunch and the huevos rancheros were amazing.
The food was amazing. Real authentic Mexican food. Nice atmosphere. Really enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there.
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
The service was great for our bottomless brunch! We got our bang for our buck!
Excellent food, cool ambiance, service pretty good. Would definitely recommend.
Staff are amazing
Have been here twice now, once for dinner and once for brunch. Food and drinks are delicious (authentic yet elevated) and the service great!
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.