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Handcrafted & Seasonal Cocktails - La Fonda, New York, NY

La Fonda

4.4
4.4
3 Reviews
$30 and under
Puerto Rican

La Fonda, which can be found in New York, New York, is a restaurant that prides itself on serving up staple Puerto Rican dishes in the city. Located in East Harlem, the restaurant displays art and plays music that combine with the food makes the cultural experience complete for guests. From the inside to our cozy backyard, our restaurant is a hidden gem in the city.

One of the best ways to start a meal at La Fonda is with one of the signature handcrafted cocktails (non-alcohol available), paired with an appetizer to settle in your taste buds. This will then lead you right into a staple item, the chef specialty, on certain days the dish that beat bobby flay, or one of our seafood ensaladas or the award winning mofongos...

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Puerto Rican, Latin American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 410-7292

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jorge Ayala and Chef Wilmer

  • Catering

    We have many catering options available.

  • Private party facilities

    You can rent out our backyard patio, the inside of the restaurant or the entire restaurant...

  • Neighborhood

    Carnegie Hill

  • Cross street

    Between Lexington and Third Avenue (closer to Third Avenue).

  • Parking details

    There are spaces in the area and one parking lot on 110th street.

  • Public transit

    Six train to 103rd Street. From there it's walking distance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Empanadas$8.00

    Choice of beef or cod fish stuffed empanadas

    • Montaditos de Camarones (Shrimp)$14.00

      Tostones (fried plantain) topped fresh garlic shrimp. Choose a style: Garlic Shrimp, Fresh Octopus Salad + $1

      • Sopa del Pollo (Chicken Soup)

        Taste the way my Mom made it. Hope you enjoy it

        • Small$6.00
        • Large$8.00
      • Carne Frita con Bolitas de Mofongo$16.00

        All natural fried pork chunks with mashed plantains and an onion/bell pepper topped

        Entrees

        • Ensalada de Pulpo$25.00

          Fresh octopus salad. Served with choice of side. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

          • Churrasco Mofongo Steak$30.00

            Our grilled skirt steak. Served with arroz con gandules y escabeche. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

            • Salmon$23.00

              Salmon in our homemade passion fruit sauce, garlic sauce or criolla sauce. Served with choice of side. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

              • Camarones al Gusto$20.00

                Sauteed shrimp prepared in choice of sauce. Served with choice of side. Choose a sauce: Salsa Parcha Sauce, Al Ajillo Sauce, A la Criolla Sauce. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                • Pernil$15.00

                  Our famous garlicky roast pork seasoned and prepared in the Puerto Rican tradition (cooked for 6-8 hours). Served with arroz con gandules y maduros. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                  • Pollo Guisado$15.00

                    Our savory Puerto Rican chicken stew, another Fonda classic. Served with choice of side. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                    • Chicharron de Pollo$15.00

                      Chunks of crispy fried chicken - a local favorite. Served with choice of side. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                      • Bistec Encebollado$15.00

                        La Fonda's pan-fried steak with onions. Served with choice of side. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                        • Chuletas$16.00

                          2 Fried pork chops from our local butcher. Served with arroz con gandules y maduros. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                          • Ensalada de Bacalao$16.00

                            Freshly prepared cod fish salad with onions and tomatoes in olive oil. Served with choice of side. Choose a side: Rice with Pigeon Peas, Fried Plantain, Sweet Plantain, Salad

                            • Mofongos Rellenos

                              Plantain-mash stuffed with choice of vegetables, chicken, pork, shrimp or mixed seafood. Served with choice of sauce only for the seafood one and the shrimp. Choose a sauce: Garlic Sauce, Cirolla Sauce

                              • Chicken$15.00
                              • Pork$16.00
                              • Vegetarian$15.00
                              • Shrimp$20.00
                              • Mixed Seafood$23.00
                              • Vegan Style Pork$16.00

                            Dessert

                            Homemade desserts

                            • Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)$6.00

                              Homemade coconut flan with our own secret ingredients

                              • Empanada de Guava y Queso$7.00

                                Extra Sides

                                These sides are the extra sides you love and adore

                                • Maduros / Sweet Plantain

                                  • Small$5.00
                                  • Large$10.00
                                • Tostones / Fried Plantains

                                  • Small$4.00
                                  • Large$8.00
                                • Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

                                  • Small$5.00
                                  • Large$8.00
                                • Arroz Blanco (White Rice)

                                  • Small$4.00
                                  • Large$7.00
                                • Red Beans

                                  • Small$3.00
                                  • Medium$5.00
                                  • Large$8.00
                                • Black Beans

                                  • Small$3.00
                                  • Medium$5.00
                                  • Large$8.00

                                Non-Alcoholic Beverages

                                Sodas and Juices

                                • Coca-Cola$2.00

                                  • Diet-Coke$2.00

                                    • Canada Dry Ginger-Ale$2.00

                                      • Canada Dry - Seltzer Soda$2.00

                                        • Sprite$2.00

                                          • Homemade Passion Fruit Juice

                                            • 16oz$4.00
                                          • Orange Juice

                                            • 16oz$4.00
                                          • Cranberry Juice

                                            • 16oz$4.00

                                          Brunch

                                          We created a fusion of Puerto Rico meets Latin American with some traditional brunch items

                                          • El Barrio Steak & Eggs$25.00

                                            12oz marinated skirt steak, mofongo & 2 eggs any style. Choose Your Eggs Style: Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Egg White Only, Poached

                                            • The Hangover Cure Burger$19.00

                                              2 6oz flats cooked to your liking, topped with American Cheese, Pernil & Fried Egg w/ Rustic Fries. Choose Your Eggs Style: Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Egg White Only, Poached

                                              • Chef's Egg Benedict$18.00

                                                Crispy fried plantain, pernil, poached eggs covered w/ hollandaise sauce served w/ herbed potatoes. Choose Your Eggs Style: Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Egg White Only, Poached

                                                • El Jefe Sandwich$18.00

                                                  A Traditional pressed Cubano w/ Roast Pork, Ham, Swiss, Granny Mustard, Pickles & Rustic Fries

                                                  • Sashimi Tuna Taco$18.00

                                                    Sashimi Grade Tuna, Avocados, Yuzu, Soy Sauce & served over Crispy Plantains Sprinkled w/ Sesame seeds

                                                    • Avocado Toast$17.00

                                                      Mashed Avocados, Poached Eggs, served over Plantains w/ a side salad. Choose Your Eggs Style: Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Egg White Only, Poached

                                                      • Chuleta, Rice & Eggs$17.00

                                                        2 Chuletas served w/ Arroz con Gandules, Maduros & 2 Eggs. Choose Your Eggs Style: Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Egg White Only, Poached

                                                        • Pollo Guisado a Caballo$16.00

                                                          White Rice, Beans, Fried Egg, Pollo and Maduros. Choose Your Eggs Style: Scrambled, Sunny Side Up, Over Easy, Egg White Only, Poached

                                                          • Pancakes for You Pancake Lovers!$16.00

                                                            Fluffy Pancakes topped w/ Blueberry Sambuca Chutney

                                                            What people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            4.4
                                                            4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 4.5Food
                                                            • 4.2Service
                                                            • 3.9Ambience
                                                            • 4.4Value

                                                            NoiseModerate

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                                                            1. JC

                                                              JessicaCon

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We were visiting NY this year instead of Puerto Rico.. La Fonda was the next best thing! Food was amazing! The sweet plantains were EVERYTHING! We were staying in Tribeca, and it was well worth the hike up north! Do not hesitate.. RUN now!! You must try this place out!

                                                            2. HP

                                                              HectorP

                                                              New York Area

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing place. We both loved the food. My gf is vegetarian and there were some DELICIOUS vegan empanadas that I myself am excited to go back and order again. And that says a lot because I'm not vegetarian myself. The owner was friendly and spoke to us briefly about the artwork that I was admiring. This place is just great!

                                                            3. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Atlanta

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                              overall4food4service4ambience1

                                                              Such a great spot! Amazing Mexican dishes and good service. They were very efficient and food came out quickly and with flavor!

                                                            Safety precautions

                                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                              • 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
                                                            • Screening

                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                              • Staff temperature check required
                                                              • Contact tracing information collected

                                                            FAQs

                                                            La Fonda offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 410-7292.

                                                            La Fonda is rated 4.4 stars by 3 OpenTable diners.

                                                            Not available on OpenTable

                                                            Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                                            If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


                                                            Is this your restaurant?
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                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Cross street

                                                              Between Lexington and Third Avenue (closer to Third Avenue).

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Carnegie Hill

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Tue, Wed 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Puerto Rican, Latin American, American

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Formal Attire

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              There are spaces in the area and one parking lot on 110th street.

                                                            • Public transit

                                                              Six train to 103rd Street. From there it's walking distance.

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Executive chef

                                                              Chef Jorge Ayala and Chef Wilmer

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (212) 410-7292

                                                            • Catering

                                                              We have many catering options available.

                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                              You can rent out our backyard patio, the inside of the restaurant or the entire restaurant...

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