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Fonda Don Chon Restaurant

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618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
626-332-4712
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST Mexican in Covina!

This restaurant offers fresh, high quality, authentic Mexican food in a lively setting with good service. We are regulars and look forward to coming here almost weekly. Margaritas are delicious, chips are usually served warm with homemade salsa! They have an extensive menu so even a picky eater... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
KBarbata
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West Covina, California
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West Covina, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant offers fresh, high quality, authentic Mexican food in a lively setting with good service. We are regulars and look forward to coming here almost weekly. Margaritas are delicious, chips are usually served warm with homemade salsa! They have an extensive menu so even a picky eater will find something great to eat but they are really known for... More 

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Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The food and the service is the best. Highly recommend their carne asada. Plus, they make handmade tortillas. YASS!! Only bad thing is the wait but the food is worth it.

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Los Angeles
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Can't say enough about this place. It is, by far, as authentic as they come. This means they serve wonderful food. People in there are enjoying food like their mama used to make. No kidding. And because of that, it can get very, very busy, especially during meal times. Go on off hours, you'll have better luck getting in. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We've always eaten here for just their main dishes but this time we tried their buffet. I'm not a big fan of all you can eat Mexican food but I must admit their Buffet was really good! This is always our number one place for Mexican food and we've tried them all. I love Chile Rellanos and theirs is the... More 

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San Francisco
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A very different type of Mexican restaurant. We went there on our hotel's recommendation and loved the food and the atmosphere as well. I had chicken fajitas that was great. Some others with me tried other options including one vegetarian and everybody liked it. The server was very nice. They also have very tasty aquas frescas type non-alcoholic drinks with... More 

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San Dimas, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very, very friendly service here. There is always a wait but it is well worth it. The Queso Fundido is great as well as the Seafood version. We've eaten here many times over the years and it has always been great. Combination plates are a great value as is the Lunch buffet. Try Sunday Brunch here, it is excellent!

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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have had people rave about this place to me for years. A friend and I finally ate there a few weeks ago. It was okay... basic Mexican food. But, I know of several better in the area. (Casa Moreno is my favorite in that area.) I thought it was going to be really good, because the long wait outside... More 

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Covina, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been here several times for lunch and dinner and never a disappointment. It's always crowded for lunch buffets probably because the price is very reasonable for the quality of the food. The lines are not too bad but the earlier you arrive the better..especially on weekends. Dinner is a tad more pricy but still delicious and worth it.... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Mexican style food not really a fan but this place is cool... the food is ok and the price is legit... went here for office lunch out..

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Henderson, Nevada, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Not having been in the area before, we received a dinner recommendation from our hotel. Based on their suggestion we found Fonda Don Chon Restaurant "hidden" in a strip mall in Covina. The Schwarzenegger Tacos (shrimp) were outstanding. We have eaten in lots and lots of Mexican restaurants before, but the food here was among the best! Servers were polite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Covina
  • Phone Number: 626-332-4712

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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