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Fonda - Tribeca, New York, NY

Fonda - Tribeca

4.7
4.7
142 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Contemporary, authentic Mexican cuisine in a relaxing, fun atmosphere.
Incredible margaritas and "best of its kind" Mexican Home Cooking.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (917) 261-6950
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Roberto Santibanez
  • Private party facilities
    We do private parties, Please contact Erika at 917-822-5882
  • Neighborhood
    TriBeCa
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A,C,E, 1,2.3,6 and R to City Hall<br />PATH train to World Trade Center
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 142 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

142 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the service was attentive and friendly, and the restaurant is very attractive. Definitely pricey, but it’s New York? Definitely recommend.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food and everyone is so nice! Margaritas are great too

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Mexican food we have found in Tribeca. Extremely friendly staff. The crab croquettes are a must from the appetizer menu. The mole enchiladas are some of the best we have had outside of Texas.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing from start to finish. Lively atmosphere, excellent service, and excellent food. You should go!

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  5. rsunshine

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent mexican food and fantastic margaritas. the gaucamole was the best. enchiladas puerco were excellent. service was excellent, only a bit rushed, always trying to take our plates away. will defiinitely return.

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  6. PennyW

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was very good. Fun vibe. The only downer was they turned the lights down at 6pm and it was hard to even read the menu.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love coming to this location! The service is always on point. Attentive waitstaff and fresh tasting food. The drinks are delicious as well. The ambiance is so nice and the music was a nice mix of Spanish music. If you’re lucky enough to have Luis as your server he is amazing!

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  8. LydiaH

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly the service was awful. We had to flag someone down to be waited on every time. Was charged for a drink they never brought me. 30 minute wait between apps and entrees. Food was delicious and ambience was nice but it was not enough to balance out the poor service.

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  9. StephanieC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate my son’s birthday & the staff made it fun & festive. The food & cocktails were delicious & came out in a timely manner. The atmosphere was very nice & cozy.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tortilla Soup is awesome and perfect for a cold winter night, followed by some delicious tacos and great margaritas!

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  11. beachfairy

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fonda Tribeca is my go to place for drinks, food and a gorgeous atmopshere. IMO, there is no place better

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food! Very fresh! Very accommodating and friendly!

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  13. lizardlover

    New York City

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is very good and not the typical fare one gets in Mexican restaurants in NYC. The service is very good - fast and friendly. We will definitely return.

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  14. JeanineS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious and fresh. Love the variety and had some specials that we chose and were very happy

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fonda never disappoints . The staff is always attentive and friendly, the food is always delicious. Went there for a friends birthday dinner on New Year’s Eve and they were impressed. It’s my go to place for Mexican food in the neighborhood.

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  16. IreneL

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Review is only for the Tribeca location Fonda Tribeca is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC - deliciously sophisticated interpretations of modern Mexican/Mexico City cuisine. Elegantly presented, dishes are expertly prepared and authentically spiced. Fortuitously, the wait staff is highly knowledgeable and accurate about heat levels! Service was attentive and just lovely. They made us feel as if our enjoyment was genuinely important. Artisanal cocktails that pack a punch - no stinting pours here. Lol. Great curated selection of mezcal and tequilas. And to top off all of this excellence, the vibe is low key and welcoming. We had mole enchiladas, adobo pork, crab croquettes, cod with plaintain rice, queso fundido, green corn masa shrimp empanadas, cajeta flan

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  17. STMS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely family dinner here. Everyone was happy with their meals! The service and cordiality of the host were excellent!

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  18. YummyFun

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One dimensional seasoning that was too spicy. Expected shredded chicken but was tiny cubes and not very flavorful/ just spicy. Churros were either stale or over microwaved/ very tough. Steak tacos were very good. Service was very good.

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  19. KerriO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food as always and service- unfortunately there was an office party in the back so it was very noisy- they ran out of glass ware for water so we got our water in vases! 🤫

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure. Delightful delicious and so friendly!

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  21. Michelle

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great pre-holiday meal with my nephew from out of town. There were great options for vegetarian meals. We went early and it was slow ..I assume because of the time and the holiday.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing. The service was a little lacking, not attentive or very friendly.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought this place was so cute— good size, loved the fiesta/party like decor and the fresh floral arrangements on each table. REALLY appreciated the mocktail selection, and the drinks were so pretty/visually appealing. Food was so yummy! Perfect amount of spice! And the staff (hostess and waitress), were super friendly and accommodating.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic mole, great drinks, excellent service… worth a visit for sure

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty great value. Service was a bit slow so would be good to improve

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  26. JeanineS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good, as usual. Service was very slow. Had to keep asking for water. Didn’t bring an item of food that we ordered. Had to tell them again and then literally brought it out after we finished dessert.

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  27. JeanineS

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always fresh and delicious. Drinks are amazing. Love the sangria.

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  28. dgott

    New York City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Fonda has become a regular stop whether for my wife and I to eat at the bar or a group of friends at a table. 5 stars across the board. Great food, great staff and great ambience. Everything here has so much great flavor led by their unique food and cocktail list!

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  29. JMichael53

    New York City

    105 reviews

    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fonda is the “real thing” with authentic flavors of Mexico. The salsas alone are worth making the trip to Duane Street. My guest and I split an order of guacamole, the chicken flautas, and one of the shrimp dishes, and barely had enough room for the delicious flan. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and couldn’t have been more gracious.

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  30. DDinBigD

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and almost all food was great, I not exception was dessert special was very underwhelming.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner at Fonda last night. The food was excellent and the service superb. I love the look of the restaurant too. We have been eating in various restaurants all week and this was the first time we could converse without shouting at one another. I really appreciate that. It only does it improve our communication but it increases the intimacy of the experience. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Quiet Sunday night, but waited 6 minutes for water. Drinks, chips and guac were good and came quickly, however our order was forgotten. Another waiter or manager realized and approached before our own after an hour of waiting. Fifteen minutes later we flagged down our waiter and asked for an update, they run into the kitchen and returns with the duck dish (highly recommended) and the pulled pork shoulder (great for sharing). Would come back with a larger party due to the food & sharing ability but maybe on a busier night when customer service doesn’t feel lazy.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve always enjoyed eating at Fonda, they’ve never disappointed me.

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  34. Patrick

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour BUT it is only at the bar, not at tables (surprise!). Great food and service despite this.

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  35. MignonM

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, upscale, well seasoned Mexican food. Generous portion size, attentive staff, tasty drinks. We came for a double date and everyone enjoyed everything we ordered. And menu prices were reasonable for the high end food that was served.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fonda in Tribeca is one of my fav restaurants the food never disappoints the staff is always friendly and attentive I have many favorite dishes on the menu. I love coming here with friends and family. I love love this place so much 🫶🏼.

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  37. CaroleT

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Well-sized portions. Attentive service.

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  38. ChrisM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Hair in my son’s food. Accidents happen, but still pretty gross. Service has really dipped over the last few months. One time clear they were short staffed, this past time just super inattentive.

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  39. LisaK

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food—fresh, complex flavors. Great staff all the way around.

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  40. MikeM

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! The guac and the mole are some of the best I've eaten!

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FAQs

Fonda - Tribeca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 261-6950.

Fonda - Tribeca is rated 4.7 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fonda - Tribeca

139 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    TriBeCa
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    A,C,E, 1,2.3,6 and R to City HallPATH train to World Trade Center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Roberto Santibanez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (917) 261-6950
  • Private party facilities
    We do private parties, Please contact Erika at 917-822-5882
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