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1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
+1 510-559-9006
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17:00 - 00:30
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 00:30
Fri 16:30 - 00:30
Sat 10:00 - 00:30
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fonda's is a cute little cozy spot, they serve small plate size dishes. The food is amazing, the drinks are excellent. The only issue I had was if you were waiting you could not order anything from the bar. They said is was not a standing bar where you can order a drink until your table is available. Other than... More 

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Thank marlon629
Berkeley, California
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306 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My wife and I had heard about Fonda from a Japanese friend who enjoyed the restaurant a great deal. We have a several page long list of restaurants that we want to try, and although we dine out at least once a week, it took several years for us to get there. We reserved a table, arrived, and were promptly... More 

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Thank Andreas G
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This restaurant is just at the end of our block, the margaritas are great, the lamb chops are always excellent. The salads, tapas, etc, are all good

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Thank gabiandhenry
Oakland, California, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great place to just relax have some drinks and try their variety of food.Great friendly staff.Not very big.Prices are not high.

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Thank Linda D
Paris, France
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Got reservation for six, and sat upstairs (slightly less noisy). Quick attention from wait staff, interesting drinks and starters. Good variety of "Latin" dishes, many of them tapas style, good sea foods, ceviche, tuna, some spicy, many novel.

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Thank NGraburn
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

A fantastic casual but chic place for her friendly outings, and couples too. Delicious guacamole and chips, margaritas, and wonderful warm chocolate cake for dessert. Outdoor seating with heaters available, plus a snug loft upstairs takes care of overflow.

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Thank Romy D
Berkeley, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Most of their cocktails are delicious and their tapa style dishes are great. While we like to try different dishes, we always order skirt steak with fried onions. I like their salads, quinoa dish, and practically everything else. It is always fun to go there. There are always enough people there to make it lively while we have never had... More 

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Thank kimsusun
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The plates are small and expensive and not that good. Place is very loud and hard to hear what the person is saying.. service is slow

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Thank Sharon K
Tours, Centre, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best (tapas) dinners I have had in a while!! Monday Night margaritas followed by local IPAs... 3 of us shared a Tamal (singular vegetarian corn meal bake), Ceviches, Quinoa and spinach salad, Calamari plus chips and salsa.... Wow, what a treat.

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Thank SGBroun
Berkeley, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The quality of ingredients and the care in preparation shine through in all of their dishes. Excellent individually matched hot salsas accompany each dish. Duck tacos are heavenly; don't forget to order a side of black beans. Very relaxed staff and atmosphere.

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Thank NabbyA1882

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 00:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:30
Thursday
17:00 - 00:30
Friday
16:30 - 00:30
Saturday
10:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-559-9006

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?