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Fonda Chelsea, New York, NY

Fonda Chelsea

4.5
4.5
888 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Now serving Lunch, Dinner and Brunch on weekends!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (917) 525-5252

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Santibanez

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re planning a sit-down business dinner, a birthday cocktail party, or a holiday celebration, Fonda offers an array of delicious menus served in our comfortable, festive ambiance with stellar service from start to finish.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Hebbezni: (917) 822-5882

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Cross street

    21st St & 22nd St

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 888 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DR

    DonaldaR

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I tend to go to Fondas every time I come to NYC. This time things were a little different than usual. I was seated near a window with no insulation and that was frigid because of the cold snap outside, not only was I cold but my food cooled down very quickly. The food is always excellent and was this time but lukewarm. And there was a very very loud table quite near me, who thankfully left about 15 minutes before me but still made the experience less enjoyable than usual
  2. G

    Genevieve

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great brunch spot if you want a casual but cute spot in a great area. Perfect deal for a fun brunch.
  3. DL

    DonnaL

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration. Good margaritas! Yummy food. Pleasant service.
  4. a

    avny

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    The food was good but, having been there twice, once on a weekend and once on a weeknight, I’ll say won’t return. It is loud and uncomfortable. It’s not a date night place, no intimacy. It’s not a business atmosphere, the bar has no room to gather. The banquettes on the first floor are for 4 but there’s no room to move. The wooden chairs are small and uncomfortable. We couldn’t wait to leave. The waitress and staff literally couldn’t move in the space and hit me in the back every time they approached my table and the ones to my left and right. I understand space in the City is tight but this is too scaled down to be enjoyable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The food was great, the service was great, it was WAY too noisy and crowded. If I go back I will be sure to ask for a table upstairs away from the noisy cramped crowds.
  6. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, fresh authentic Mexican food. Attentive service. Highly recommended. Choice of delicious house-made deserts.
  7. w

    woody52

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Unique Mexican food in a pretty environment. GLBT friendly. Nice staff.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Cute place. But so dark I couldn’t see my food. Impossible waitress. Might give it another try based on the food. Basically disappointing and a little over priced.
  9. EC

    ErinC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My only complaint is the way they space their tables. We were crammed in between two other seated 2-tops, and there were 5 open 4-tops which were never seated. It was a quiet Sunday night.
  10. JR

    JimR

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Love the food — especially the molé — and the drinks but they need to change the music. For some reason they now play loud, pounding house music that really doesn’t work with the atmosphere and food, unless they plan to become a dance club.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibe. Good food. Authentic Mexican food Quaint and small A find
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, fun vibe!!
  13. SM

    SuppaMomma

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was cozy and had nice lighting, service was good and drinks were strong. The food was delish
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Food was delicious, Service was great. Different menu than your average Mexican. Would definitely come back.
  15. EB

    ElizabethB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Music way too loud Felt it reverberating in my body. Not a chance to talk with the person I was with.
  16. GS

    GeorgeS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Authentic, friendly, professional, tasty
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service as goofed.
  18. S

    Shellie067

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food. It tasted like fresh ingredients, cooked perfectly and wonderful flavor. The tortilla soup was amazing. Highly recommend.
  19. DG

    DavidG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service et plats excellents Nous avons été bien conseillés par le serveur
  20. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was excellent! The corn side dish was very watery. I asked the the support staff if It’s supposed to be this way and they didn’t understand my question. When it came time for dessert we asked for coffee first and they assumed thats all we wanted, we wanted to order a dessert, since we we needed to go to a play we had to rush out. Food would be a 10/10 if the corn wasn’t watery. Service would also be 10/10 if the staff understood. We will definitely be back!
  21. A

    Abby

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, interesting dishes, good service, and nice ambience. All told a nice cozy experience.
  22. T

    Tasty

    New Orleans

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Really appreciate the heated outdoor seating. Service was inattentive-- brought the wrong drink and slow to bring check. Guac was fine, but not worth $16.
  23. TT

    TiffanyT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff! Great service! Delicious Food!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic! Guacamole , cod fish with black bean sauce , Pollo Norteño, and the brownie with vanilla ice cream were superb! . Great margaritas and great service . There is a reason the place gets packed and can be a little noisy. It’s small and FABULOUS! Great happy hour menu at the bar but we went for dinner and we were very happy we did! Thursday at 5pm perfect time.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The noise is way too loud and uncomfortable, all the rest is amazing.
  26. AK

    AndyK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is delicious, drinks were fine, but we had few hiccups with the service. What we ordered VS what we got. Otherwise a nice place, staff was really nice, the upstairs place a little loud so having a discussion over 2 tables was tough but not impossible.
  27. G

    Greville

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great service
  28. B

    Blooming2

    New York Area

    198 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    198 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Wonderful restaurant.
  29. m

    martinm

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Food was good as per usual. Service was lacking.
  30. I

    Iamthemongoose

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience - accommodating to a big group With a toddler. Service attentive but not rushed
  31. AL

    ArnoldL

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great - Busy, noisy, youthful Mexican food far above average. BIG tequila list - including some not usually available. All in all - a great evening (Of course, the company had a lot to do with it)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Switzerland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great food and service
  33. s

    saram

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Fonda. Great drinks, great food, great vibe!
  34. k

    kittynyc

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    very nice service, good food, really nice time. Would recommend
  35. B

    Bucky

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Hostess was impersonable and unaccommodating.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Extremely noisy, we were asked what kind of water we wanted but never got them, our food arrives at different times, so I watched my gf eat and my food arrives after she was done so she watched me eat. My drink stayed empty for a long while before being asked if I wanted another. The food was delicious, but front of house needs to get it together.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fonda Chelsea still my favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC. Been going here for 7 years and the food quality still the best, great service and location.
  38. AT

    AngelaT

    New England

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Homemade guacamole was SO good. Also loved the tacos and hibiscus margaritas.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food as usual, excellent service, great drinks, all is simply ideal
  40. e

    eroomdm7

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Waiter never came back to table ever to offer drinks, water, etc.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fonda Chelsea using the Order Online button. Fonda Chelsea also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Fonda Chelsea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 525-5252.

Fonda Chelsea is rated 4.5 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

Fonda Chelsea does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Fonda Chelsea

189 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    21st St & 22nd St

  • Neighborhood

    Chelsea

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Roberto Santibanez

  • Additional

    Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (917) 525-5252

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you’re planning a sit-down business dinner, a birthday cocktail party, or a holiday celebration, Fonda offers an array of delicious menus served in our comfortable, festive ambiance with stellar service from start to finish.

  • Private party contact

    Erika Hebbezni: (917) 822-5882

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