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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 26
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Good Food

Good Food overall Large menu. We had the cheese molcajete which was good and seemed to be popular. The tortillas are home made and very tasty. Be careful how much you order it is a lot of food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Good Food overall Large menu. We had the cheese molcajete which was good and seemed to be popular. The tortillas are home made and very tasty. Be careful how much you order it is a lot of food.

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Glendora, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our kids go here almost every Friday night. They ask us if we would like to join them so we did. When we got there at 5:30 my daughter-in-law said it is usually a 45 min wait well we walked right in. The margarita was one of a kind and the food was right there with it. There is a... More 

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Covina, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

My favorite mexican resturaunt!!! I have been eating at this resturaunt since it opened and it is by far the best mexican food! The waiters are awesome, Victor is my favorite!

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West Covina, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
2 reviews
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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
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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