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1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
+1 510-559-9006
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (13 reviews)
“plantains” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent Tapa restaurant with good service whose only drawback is that it is very noisy.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank berkeleybobw
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Overall always good, not great. I like their Caesar, fish and duck tacos, great Re fried beans and plantains.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lavoyageuse011
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and it is always great Especially the qucamole and the duck tacos Our friends were very impressed. It was their first time

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gabrielle M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Used to go there all the time. Last visit was for brunch. Cooks could not figure out how to make a decent eggs over easy. Will try again and hope for better.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brad C
Reviewed 19 May 2018

We have been to several typical Spanish tapas places, but what distinguishes Fonda is the fact that it is Mexican tapas. Every dish we ordered was very flavorful, well-prepared, and beautifully presented. The portions were quite generous -- on average, two tapas were more than...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AVLwriter
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Our “go to” place for great Mexican food and drinks. Always comes in handy for late night dining too

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank BerkeleyTravelAddict
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I like this place as a safe place to take your in-laws, but also a fun place to go for drinks or dinner with friends. The menu is approachable but not boring, and the drinks are good. I wish they did have some more 'lunch'...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank K H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food wasn't stellar but it was okay. What stood out was the service. Waiter Luis was by our side whenever we needed something, very knowledgeable about both the food and the drink menu. We had the La Passion cocktail, with vodka and passion fruit...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank dreadpig
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Dinner for 2 with 9 oysters, a cocktail, a beer and a shared dessert came to $150 after tip. I thought that was very overpriced for what they offer. The food was good, but certainly not great. For pretty much the same price, we could...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank sarabseth
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...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank marlon629
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
5:00 pm - 12:30 am
4:30 pm - 12:30 am
10:00 am - 12:30 am
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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