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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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  • 33
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  • 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
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Finally came to eat with no line outside.... until we were leaving, then there was a line around the building. Good Mexican plates, but I hear the buffet is wonderful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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La Puente, CA
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La Puente, CA
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Finally came to eat with no line outside.... until we were leaving, then there was a line around the building. Good Mexican plates, but I hear the buffet is wonderful!

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La Puente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were searching for a good restaurant, this is the place. The service is excellent and the food is delicious, the portion that they gave us was awesome enough to feed two people. I usually take some home for the next day.

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So Cal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I don't think there's too many known Mexican restaurants (likely they are hole in the walls that are obscure), but FDC has been on my list to try for awhile. I had an appointment right around the corner, and just my luck, I was done by lunch to eat here. The food is fresh and you can have as much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The name is strange and you may think it's a Chinese Restaraunt! But no it is such an amazing Mexican food place! It is small so plan on waiting because there is always a line! But stay and wait!! Weekends they have a buffet in the lunch time hours. It is good but my favorite thing ever is their salads!... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Fonda Don Chon is easily the best, freshest, best service Mexican in Covina. The variety of food is excellent. Spicy or mild, the food is tasty and will be delivered to your table efficiently and with a smile. Sunday brunch is also excellent. Favorite dishes are the shrimp stuffed chili appetizer, the Enchilada Verde Poblanos and the fajitas. The empapalado... More 

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Covina, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had driven past this restaurant several times before trying it. There was always a lot of people out front waiting to be served, so we would end up going somewhere else because we did not want to wait. Of course we never stopped to see just how long the wait was. Shame on us! Since we started eating here... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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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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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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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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