Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


40 Ave. B (E. 3rd St.) Send to Phone
212-677-4096 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Well-executed Mexican classics deep in the East Village.

Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

* Click here for rating key

Fonda, New York, NY

Fonda Restaurant Review

: An outpost of the popular Brooklyn restaurant, Fonda is a 60-seat venue for slightly upscale Mexican cuisine and decent cocktails. Order a tamarind margarita or a spicy michelada while perusing the menu. The guacamole is passable as a starter, but we also like the refreshing watermelon and cucumber salad, bathed in olive oil. Hearty and satisfying entrées include the classic chicken mole enchiladas, shrimp and scallop enchiladas, and the pollo norteno, a skillet filled with chicken, cured onions and peppers accompanied by tortillas and beans. Finish with the chocolate pudding that doesn’t necessarily sound Mexican, but the flavors are there: the tequila-whipped cream and sugared pecans give the dish a nice kick.
Check out hot NYC restaurants to try right now
Hot NYC Restaurants to Try Right Now

GAYOT's hottest NYC restaurants include an opulent chophouse, French fine-dining restaurant and a healthy paradise for vegetarians.

Find ideas for Mother's Day, including gifts and brunch restaurants
Mother's Day Guide

Find ideas for Mother's Day, including brunch restaurants, gifts and wines with GAYOT's Mother's Day Guide.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.