Sunday, 4 March 2012

Fonda Mexican - Melbourne - 248 Swan Street, Richmond

We were expecting to wait a long time for a table at Fonda but luckily we only had to wait around 5 minutes. I know others have not been so lucky and have had to wait an hour or so.

My suggestion, don't go in a group, make it a night out just for two.

This place is pumping for a Tuesday night. Actually for me this is more of a weekday place. You order, you eat and then you leave - that is the deal. Except for my lovely cousin and I who did not stop yabbering on and realised we were the last ones left holding up the staff who wanted to make their way home.             

Takeaway is also good and in fact this place has a takeaway fish and chip shop feel to it but with a modern (maybe Mexican) feel.

Some are describing it as a casual Mamasita but I don't think it is anything like it except perhaps for the corn and cheese - not all Mexicans are the same amigos.

The menu is simple and errs on the carbs side of Mexican food - burritos, tacos and quesadillas. 

Tacos are not the "no name" dorito style from taco bill; they are mildly crunchy and made, for viewing, on the premises.

Everything here is very fresh, textured and flavoursome. You won't be disappointed with anything on the menu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Food comes out quick and the service is just ok - lacked a bit of personality for my liking.

My cousin put it simply but well - "You get shitty when the food is bad. You also get shitty when the restaurant is fancy and you don't get value for the price you pay".

This price was $45 for two, so we weren't anywhere close to being shitty, in fact we had a swell time.


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Adios Amigos

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