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Fonda Don Chon Restaurant

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618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food

Food is always great. The best. Really love the shrimp enchilada. I have yet to eat one as good as there's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Luis A
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this place is your typical so cal mexican sit down, its pretty good but so is most mexican in the area so its average but popular, expect to wait most nights, i got combination number 4, why don't you get something else and tell me how it was, mine was, good

Thank bggz7c
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Food is always great. The best. Really love the shrimp enchilada. I have yet to eat one as good as there's.

Thank Luis A
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The menu prices seemed a bit high for a neighborhood strip.mall restaurant. ....until we saw the huge delicious portions. The service was incredible. The buss boy, two waiters, and even the chef were checking the table to see if everything was satisfactory. It is located about 3 blocks north of the 60 freeway just off Citrus. We will be back

Thank dick93117
Escondido, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the lady at our hotel. She said they had really good food and she was right! We ordered 6 rolled chicken tacos and a bowl of menudo. The rolled tacos were excellent and my husband liked the menudo. They also have a buffet that seemed to be very popular, but we didn't try it. We... More 

Thank Jeremiah29_11-14
Las Vegas, NV
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

The food was excellent, the service was wonderful, and the atmosphere was so upbeat and positive. Everyone seem to be having a great time. Hugely busy on a Friday night, but everything was handled perfectly. We enjoyed everything about our dinner, but mostly just watching how well everything was working together. Families were having fun, lots of birthdays going on,... More 

Thank LVnana16
Walnut, California
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We love to go here for brunch. Good selection and good Mexican food. It can get crowded though, so try to go during off hours; early! They also have other selections off the menu that are amazing. Oh, and the margaritas are GOOD!

1 Thank RMJorda1
Covina, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

the atmosphere was really nice and family oriented. The food is great especially the #3 and the 777 and the guacamole. Even order extra sometimes so we have some for lunch the next day.

Thank donnamg1972
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Always great food and service!!! All the plates are fresh and delicious! Lunch buffet is outstanding and Sunday brunch is totally worth the wait! !!! Great family place to visit!!

Thank yambro
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

for $8.99 per person buffet lunch, this is the best Mexican in the area, not in quantity (not many varieties) but in quality (food is very good). Definitely worth the money, should try.

1 Thank 507kennetht
Walnut, California
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I spotted this place one day while exploring the area and noticed a large dinner crowd. On a hunch, I felt we should try it out. The next day we came early to beat the dinner crowd and got a table inside. They offer both interior and patio dining. We ordered the fajitas with all three meats(beef, chicken and shrimp)... More 

1 Thank Michael R

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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