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Fonda Don Chon Restaurant

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618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
+1 626-332-4712
08:00 - 21:00
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Bay Area, CA
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met some friends here for dinner. The place was packed so for me that means good food. Daughter and I decided to order our not so usual Mexican dishes - seafood molcajete & camarones a la diabla, and they did not disappoint. Yummy!

Thank eastbaycc
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is a must try. I've been here twice and both times the food was great. This place tends to get busy but is worth the wait. Pricing is very reasonable and you won't leave hungry... and may I suggest trying the coffee with cinnamon to any coffee drinkers.

Thank bigrich01
West Covina, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Lunch and dinner always busy but worth the wait. Great food ,portions are large, great taste. Great for a date or large group.

Thank tereric22
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Excellent Mexican food served in good quantities by a friendly staff in a clean restaurant. Plan ahead...the wait can be long. Breakfast Brunch buffet is also good.

Thank wanderingwithkids
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were in the West Covina area on business and an acquaintance suggested Fonda Don Chon for dinner. Wow! What a great find. We were there in the early evening and there was a line, but the wait was not bad and we're seated within 25 minutes. Friendly servers, fun atmosphere and terrific food. Huge portions that could easily feed... More 

Thank Britishcats
Covina, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

They have an excellent lunch buffet and they also do excellent catering. If you are going for the lunch buffet, it is better to go as early as possible because they usually have a line waiting.

Thank Nancy K
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food was good but I was disappointed because I was expecting great. The place was packed and the price was very reasonable. The chips and salsa was excellent. The staff was helpful and very attentive.

Thank williamrC3455NO
Covina, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

From the length of the lines getting into this place, you'd expect to have your hair blown back from the quality. Not so much. it's seriously average. I'm only reviewing it because it was a suggestion from TA. I tend to only recommend places I really loved, and this is not one of them. I can't say anything bad about... More 

Thank justshellyca
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My brother took me here on my visit from NC and OMG I'm so glad he did!!! From start to finish it was so good. It's worth the wait so if you see a line wait!! Enchiladas, salsa, queso, tacos you can't go wrong!!

Thank Erin B
La Verne, California
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

best mexican buffet in covina great qualtiy food good service shown up early or wait in long lines. pleanty of parking across the restaurant


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Covina
  • Phone Number: +1 626-332-4712

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