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Fonda Don Chon Restaurant

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618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious home cooked flavor. For those that like Menudo and posole, it's delicious. Long wait. Get their early especially on Saturday and Sunday for buffet. Get selection.

Thank Roberta A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

price went up $1.00 to $9.99 for Buffet Lunch, still the best for Value and taste, a must visit for Mexican food, only draw back is there's always a long wait during peak hour and NO RESERVATION can be make

Thank 507kennetht
Covina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great food, and great friendly service. That being said their is always a 20-40 minute wait. But once your in,it does not take long before you have the feast in front of your eyes. The Buffet is also great Saturdays and Sundays

Thank steve t
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Great place to eat and unwind, with a plethora of choices, plus an outstanding colorful and delicious buffet. There hours on Friday was 8am to 9pm, not sure on any outher day. They do serv alcohol, also the servers are knowledgeable and friendly, and the foos is awesome. Will be back.

Thank michael b
Chino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

This restaurant tends to have a steady stream of customers and on the weekends it does get busy and the wait can be 20 minutes+. However, the food is just okay. I've been here several times, usually because it's a half way point for me and whoever I'm dining with, and have had several different dishes. The food is just... More 

Thank vlegaspy
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I am from out of town, so I asked a guy last night what his favorite Mexican food place was an he suggested Fonda Don Chon. I was not disappointed! Service was excellent and very polite. Fresh homemade salsa that was very tasty. I had the Shrimp, Mango and Avacodo salad which was perfect for lunch. I walked in and... More 

Thank Keith B
West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago. I am hooked on it. I passed by it many time and never ate there. I always notice people standing around waiting in line to eat there. I now know why. They start you out with fresh chips and home made salsa ( excellent salsa) you can... More 

Thank Jamaicamon1
Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Authentic & delicious! Menu is full of familiar and new interesting options. The margaritas are quite big as well as good.

Thank Kristen M
West Covina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This place is ALWAYS busy, we drive by but usually there are at least 15+ people waiting outside so we figured it would be amazing when we found ourselves in the area at lunch time on a weekday, no wait. I would say the wait staff is some of the best I have encountered, very attentive and why they are... More 

Thank Robin V
Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The food is really good here. Also Monday to Friday they have a inexpensive lunch buffet. If you love Cocido I highly recommend going here for the lunch buffet. I've even taken my dad for Fathers Day!

Thank Skar72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Covina
  • Phone Number: 626-332-4712

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