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Fonda - Tribeca

4.8
4.8
39 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 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    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) 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 - Downtown

  • 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 39 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Mexican

  • Manhattan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Manhattan

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the staff couldn’t be better !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and super cool atmosphere. Waiter was really friendly and made it a fun night. The food did take a while to come out but was well worth it. Would definitely come back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for a birthday and the bartender Augustine was absolutely amazing. The food slapped and the drinks were even better. Definitely coming back here and telling my friends
  4. C

    Cecilia

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! And Gerardo was the most amazing waiter! Customer service 100!!
  5. T

    Trish

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you ever travelled through Mexico and had the food there ...come to Fonda for "Authentic"...super delicious..various dishes to try + sauces...the sauces were as spicy as much as authentically you would had in Mexico...loved Brunch...love dinners here...lunch too...and fabulous margaritas..Rosalita frozen was very nice & classics too...will be back again & again...bytheway server was very very knowledgeable helpful & all the staff very nice.
  6. JT

    JitheTrampolineGuy

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Great food and great team. Would recommend
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such a delicious meal, top notch service and wonderful time at dinner at Fonda’s on Sunday.. I came back for more the very next night! I love Fonda’s food, staff and ambiance!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    High quality and fresh Mexican come together in a lovely, modern space. Margaritas are strong and the service is friendly, albeit busy. Guac is a must have and the verde salsa is a nice addition to tacos. Vegan options aplenty.
  9. n

    neighbor

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this new kid on the (Tribeca) block. Impeccable attentive service, great flavors, good food recommendations. Highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was exceptional. Looking forward to return for another dinner !
  11. TF

    TinaF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was way too salty.
  13. SB

    SaraB

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We ate outside. Inside was very loud. Food and drinks were excellent, though could have been served to us sooner.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down The Best Mexican food I have had in NYC or LA or otherwise outside of Mexico! The setting is beautiful, the service kind and invested in you having the best experience, and the kitchen displaying a level of Mexican culinary expertise that has eluded NYC diners, who care to discern and enjoy, for decades. No, I’m not on the payroll. I’m a Tribeca dad with two daughters who all were wowed.
  15. JS

    JamesS

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, friendly service
  16. RJ

    RahulJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best mexican food in the city and impressively vegan friendly.
  17. P

    davidP

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have even been to Fonda several times and have enjoyed it each time. The food is consistently good, the service attentive, and the atmosphere is lively. It has become our "go to" neighborhood restaurant for Mexican food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous food tremendous service!!!
  19. K

    Kageh

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food (the guacamole and the duck mole were amazing), great space, super friendly waiter. Loved the experience.
  20. ED

    EmmyD

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food and drinks were delicious—especially loved the vegetarian menu / options. Thrilled to have Fonda in the neighborhood and looking forward to returning soon! (And trying lunch, brunch and happy hour)
  21. s

    skal

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great new spot in the neighborhood
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    If possible, add some noise cancelling panels inside. Extremely loud without being a full house (lots of echo). We brought our children so was a bit overstimulating for all of us but we are coming back very soon regardless, hopefully to snag an outdoor table next time!!!
  23. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! The only issue is the tables are a bit cramped and you can’t always fit all the dishes!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff. Delicious food and margaritas!
  25. C

    Cillyenoughtoeat

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was attentive and the found was absolutely outstanding! The camerones mosquito was delightful!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Haven't had Mexican food that good in a long time. 100% recommend it!
  27. JR

    JenniferR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  28. RK

    RichardK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vegetarian and vegan options. Much appreciated. Great service.
  29. G

    shunG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Over all The experience is what you make it however the service was good , drinks were okay ! The food couldve here more seasoning but I had a nice time with my friend .
  30. JG

    JonathanG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    The noise levels are unbearable. It’s impossible to enjoy the otherwise good food and service. I won’t be coming back until this is fixed.
  31. KP

    KatherineP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, great cocktails & food! My friend and I had a blast!
  32. JB

    JonBrad

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They need to work on the guacamole as that is going to be a first impression kind of thing. Ours was flat in taste and supposed to be medium heat. It was not at all spicy. When the waiter took it back to adjust it, it came back tasting like a one note dump of hot sauce with no nuance. The rest of the dishes were really good as were the cocktails and mezcal pours. The service was not attentive enough though and in a bit very crowded place we found ourselves often searching for our waiter. He was very nice, so a little coaching and good to go. We are neighbors so will be back and hope it turns out to be a great spot. Noise level was ok because it wasn’t crowded but when it is, we fear it will be really loud. But that’s par for the course these days. Promising start that a few tweaks will help.
  33. SR

    ShelbyR

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really solid food, friendly staff\, reasonably priced
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great margs, beautiful space!
  35. M

    Maria

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both the food and service were excellent - especially considering that it was a busy day (Cinco de Mayo).
  36. JM

    JMichael53

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fonda TriBeCa is a great addition to the neighborhood. I have been a long-time fan of Roberto Santinanez, so it wasn’t surprising that the food and drinks were superb. For a brand new restaurant, the service was excellent. Our server, Orlando, was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and attentive. I can’t wait to take more friends there.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been a longtime fan of the Chelsea location but as a TriBeCa resident I’m thrilled they’ve opened up in my hood! The food is terrific, innovative and layered with flavors that don’t overwhelm the fresh ingredients! The mole is best I’ve ever had outside of Mexico, deeply layered complexity, just outstanding! Service is warm and friendly, bartender knows how to make a real margarita & the vibe inside is cool, minimalist & warm.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thrilled Fonda is open in TriBeCa!
  39. G

    Gaby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily our favorite spot in the city! The drinks are phenomenal and the food is amazing, authentic, and fresh. Our waiter was attentive and welcoming. Not to mention the decor and ambiance of the space is beautiful. Highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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

Fonda - Tribeca is rated 4.8 stars by 39 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 22 times today
Google Map for Fonda - Tribeca

139 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    TriBeCa - Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    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

    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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