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Fonda Mexican

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248 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
+61 3 9429 0085
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Has management changed? We used to come here every week and was always greeted with a warm welcome and an explanation on how they run things ie going up to counter to order....there was none of that this time. Chicken salad was lackluster. We love this little spot just thought you needed some constructive criticism. Cheers!

Thank Planetwalker77
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Menu well explained to first timers on arrival including guidance on portion sizes. Even tho busy food arrived soon & waitstaff would patiently explain food. Good range of drinks Mexican classics as well as good range of Aust wines. Prices reasonable unless you hungry and want several dishes. Will go back.

Thank Fra P
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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not quite Mexican. Food is good but pricy and in general fillings are full of fillers as opposed to chicken, beef etc. a bit more meat and fish rather than rice and quinoa. Better Mexican joints around.

Thank Peter B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful dinner at Fonda. Great, fast service, fresh flavours and a fantastic atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Thank Melissa C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Fonda many times and it's now one of my favourite places to eat. The pork and beef tacos are my personal favourites, and the charred corn cobs and chipotle chips are also awesome. The cocktails are delicious, and everything is very reasonably priced. The staff are consistently friendly and efficient, and there is a super fun... More 

Thank Justine U
Singapore, Singapore
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241 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My first time here, and we enjoyed the food. Not that cheap as by the time u order enough to feed yourselves, each pax will pay at least $20+. The "Feed Me" set for 2 Amigos save u only $1 compared to ordering a la carte. We enjoyed the Market Fish Tacos, and the Prawn Tacos. Quesadillas could have been... More 

Thank ChooWai
Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had a craving for Mexican and used trip advisor to find one of quality and close to home. Came to Fonda in Richmond and was warmly greeted as I walked in. Good selection of Mexican and non Mexican drinks at a fair price. Plenty of differing Mexican dishes to choose from which I had a few of the Tacos and... More 

Thank Steve S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Have been to Fonda a few times and had been a little bit and miss. Tacos were generally pretty good but the burrito lacked flavour. A little over rated in my opinion for the price. Staff are really friendly though and the atmosphere is cool!

Thank Elyse D
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Thank you for being one of the best restaurants I've ever dealt with when it came to my life-threatening peanut allergy. The guy who took my order was so thorough in asking me questions about my allergy and telling me, in detail, about all of the products in the kitchen. He went out of his way to make sure I... More 

Thank Lol_10045
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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589 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Love this quirky Mexican joint. Bright & colorful yet cosy & inviting. There is 2 al fresco seating, front by the street & at the back (my pick). Indoor is pretty big as well with low and high tables. Service is friendly & pretty quick. Pay at the counter & then they bring it to you. Gets busy during peak... More 

Thank poopshooter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Swan St, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria 3121, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9429 0085

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