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1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
+1 510-559-9006
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“duck tacos” (6 reviews)
“tapas” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
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1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to several typical Spanish tapas places, but what distinguishes Fonda is the fact that it is Mexican tapas. Every dish we ordered was very flavorful, well-prepared, and beautifully presented. The portions were quite generous -- on average, two tapas were more than...More

Thank AVLwriter
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Our “go to” place for great Mexican food and drinks. Always comes in handy for late night dining too

Thank BerkeleyTravelAddict
Reviewed November 28, 2017

I like this place as a safe place to take your in-laws, but also a fun place to go for drinks or dinner with friends. The menu is approachable but not boring, and the drinks are good. I wish they did have some more 'lunch'...More

Thank K H
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The food wasn't stellar but it was okay. What stood out was the service. Waiter Luis was by our side whenever we needed something, very knowledgeable about both the food and the drink menu. We had the La Passion cocktail, with vodka and passion fruit...More

Thank dreadpig
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Dinner for 2 with 9 oysters, a cocktail, a beer and a shared dessert came to $150 after tip. I thought that was very overpriced for what they offer. The food was good, but certainly not great. For pretty much the same price, we could...More

Thank sarabseth
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Fonda's is a cute little cozy spot, they serve small plate size dishes. The food is amazing, the drinks are excellent. The only issue I had was if you were waiting you could not order anything from the bar. They said is was not a...More

Thank marlon629
Reviewed April 8, 2017

My wife and I had heard about Fonda from a Japanese friend who enjoyed the restaurant a great deal. We have a several page long list of restaurants that we want to try, and although we dine out at least once a week, it took...More

Thank Andreas G
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This restaurant is just at the end of our block, the margaritas are great, the lamb chops are always excellent. The salads, tapas, etc, are all good

Thank gabiandhenry
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Great place to just relax have some drinks and try their variety of food.Great friendly staff.Not very big.Prices are not high.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Got reservation for six, and sat upstairs (slightly less noisy). Quick attention from wait staff, interesting drinks and starters. Good variety of "Latin" dishes, many of them tapas style, good sea foods, ceviche, tuna, some spicy, many novel.

Thank NGraburn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
5:00 PM - 12:30 AM
4:30 PM - 12:30 AM
10:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707-2130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-559-9006
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