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1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707
(510) 559-9006
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Ranked #11 of 75 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri 4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Puyallup, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The oysters were really fresh! (This is coming from somebody who gets her oysters direct from Taylor Shellfish) Also, don't miss the tuna tartare and the grilled skirt steak. Maybe a little pricey for some but I do not mind paying for good food especially fresh seafood:)

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Berkeley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Usually fairly crowded and a fun atmosphere. The food (mostly tapa or small-plate style) is very good. However, it's easy to run up a big tab if you are hungry. Good place for a drink and a snack. For dinner, bring plenty of money.

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Albany, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten at Fonda's many times. The food is both traditional and innovative Mexican and is very good. The bar is full and they have many signature cocktails, wine and beer. The alcoholic dessert drinks are especially good. The only thing is the food is expensive and the portions are small. We usually have eaten dinner earlier and go... More 

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Berkeley, Ca
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've been to Fonda's many times, and have never been disappointed. I love it that we can go there after most other local restaurants are closed, and get absolutely wonderful food. When I've asked to be seated in a quieter area, they always accommodate us. The drinks are a bit pricy, but the food itself is well-priced. The tacos are... More 

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Albany, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent cocktail, best bartenders in the East Bay, very good Latin American dishes. Sometimes the food is a bit pricey, but always a good time.

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Albany, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

great location, great neighborhood feel, service has been friendlier, house margarita used to have better tequila and always used cointreau, now you have to pay for those benefits

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Albany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Didn't really enjoy the noisey young crowd. Also it is very crowded both inside and out. It was very difficult to carry on a normal conversation due to the nosise level.

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Concord, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We were unaware that we were dining on Taco Tuesday, until we were seated. It was a nice surprise as tacos were $2.50 to $3 each and there were also $5 dollar Mojitos. Our Tacos included the Duck with guacomole and arbol salsa (absolutely delicious) Fish with Coriander aioli and radish slaw, and something new to us, Pooc Chuc Taco... More 

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california
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Everything we ordered was delicious and interesting--tuna tartare, golden and red beet salad, duck and fish tacos, rack of lamb, warm chocolate cake. Tip: get there early or there may be a wait

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Berkeley, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Fonda has a good drinks list, and some interesting non-alcoholic drinks as well. The tapas are latin-inflected. Service is friendly. I have seen people with children here, but prefer to go for an adult evening, myself. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food -- the fish has been very fresh, and the vegetables are fantastic. Good dishes... More 

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Additional Information about Fonda

Address: 1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707
Phone Number: (510) 559-9006
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 4:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican, Tapas

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