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Fonda Mexicana

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17 bis avenue des Alpes, Montreux, Switzerland
+41(0)219613846
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic food, nice staff.

The owner came out to explain what the dishes were to us when we weren't sure. They speak Spanish if your French is bad like ours. No Tex-Mex here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2014
John9647
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I agree with previous comments, this restaurant has very good potential - very charming, very cosy place with Mexican style. But its so overpriced, beef fajitas with stale tortillas were the worst I have ever tried, service was rather poor.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Until now i havent found good restaurant in europe(apart from one in Milan that was for the rich of rich and where my mexican friend was hired from mexico to serve tequilla only, they wanted true mexican experience and i had it) lets go back to montreux, the restaurant has potential, atmosphere, he could have it all if the food... More 

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Nyon, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately this place is way over priced for what they offer. The place is somehow cosy, a little rundown for my taste, but ok, gives a certain charm. The service is nice and carrying. But that’s it. I ordered the vegetarian Fajitas, the rest of the table fajitas with meat. The little side dished (Guacamole, all kind of sauces) were... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The owner came out to explain what the dishes were to us when we weren't sure. They speak Spanish if your French is bad like ours. No Tex-Mex here!

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Porrentruy, Switzerland
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A night on the town with friends started and, well continued, here! We had a ball! The food was pretty good and the atmosphere fun. Service was laid back and good.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

If restaurants were high school students Fonda Mexicana would be the dude that sports a C+ grade average. The kind of kid who could easily get a B or higher if he'd only put a bit more effort into it. However, he's too bored to even try. Don't get me wrong. The food is edible. It's only that you could... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

From the outside the restaurant looks nice. It was cold, and I was looking for quick bite, so why not Mexican. Oh, it was wrong choice. Let's start with good news: they have Mexican beer and service is good. Interior is average, but OK. Unfortunately burrito was awful, I've never had such bad "Mexican" meal. It was tough and gummy... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

very nice place, owned by a family dedicated to quality. it's small but full of soul and very cute. The terrace behind is cute and a bit bohemian style. The food is prepared by the boss, on a tiny little oven, with fresh ingredients and in the sight of everybody. And the service is made by Madame, very nice and... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We were the only paying customers the night we visited this lovely little restaurant. Located on the same road as the railway station, it is a little off the principal toruist beat but our fajitas were excellent and we would highly recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Great place to be, as a Mexican I was surprised with food quality I felt at home. Great staffs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 bis avenue des Alpes, Montreux, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Montreux
  • Phone Number: +41(0)219613846

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?