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Fonda Mexicana

Mexican, South American, Central American
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17 bis avenue des Alpes, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Montreux, Switzerland
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135 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

wanna try something new in monteux! guess what! this is the nice food that will bring you to the sensation of real mexico city. taste nice... the decoration, atmosphere in the resto. its very unique and the food very yumm.... one of the best mexican restaurant in Swiss!

Thank queensounti
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I travel a lot to Switzerland and every time I go I make sure to stop by La Fonda Mexicana. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is so welcoming that I have often found myself sat there for hours enjoying the meal. I don’t think there’s one dish on their menu which I don’t like,... More 

1 Thank isicortesm
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

As far I know this Mexican Restaurant in Switzerland one of the best and I have been trying a lot of them but I think this is the one very small restaurant that I find it great because you have a good service as you were in Mexico the owner are amazing super friendly they service you how you want... More 

1 Thank cachgv
Lucerne, Switzerland
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I saw some of the earler reviews mentioning that it was too expensive. Well, if you are in Montreux you have to expect high prices. For Switzerland the prices are actually really good. The food is nice as well, probably the best Mexican restaurant I have been in in Switzerland. Particularly the refried beans were lovely, not the usual mashy... More 

Thank bookwifey
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106 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

My hubby is a real Chicago Mexican, always looking for good Mexican food. When in Montreux, this is the place. We loved the margarita and the mixed fajitas, amazing.

Thank Moreno_chicago
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I agree with previous comments, this restaurant has very good potential - very charming, very cosy place with Mexican style. But its so overpriced, beef fajitas with stale tortillas were the worst I have ever tried, service was rather poor.

1 Thank Inna_Milio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Until now i havent found good restaurant in europe(apart from one in Milan that was for the rich of rich and where my mexican friend was hired from mexico to serve tequilla only, they wanted true mexican experience and i had it) lets go back to montreux, the restaurant has potential, atmosphere, he could have it all if the food... More 

1 Thank Hernan B
Nyon, Switzerland
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately this place is way over priced for what they offer. The place is somehow cosy, a little rundown for my taste, but ok, gives a certain charm. The service is nice and carrying. But that’s it. I ordered the vegetarian Fajitas, the rest of the table fajitas with meat. The little side dished (Guacamole, all kind of sauces) were... More 

1 Thank Ann-Kathrin V
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The owner came out to explain what the dishes were to us when we weren't sure. They speak Spanish if your French is bad like ours. No Tex-Mex here!

Thank John9647
Porrentruy, Switzerland
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195 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

A night on the town with friends started and, well continued, here! We had a ball! The food was pretty good and the atmosphere fun. Service was laid back and good.

Thank AlexanderIJohnson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 bis avenue des Alpes, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Montreux
  • Phone Number: 41219613846

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?