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Fonda Don Chon Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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618 Shoppers Ln, Covina, CA 91723-3536
+1 626-332-4712
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice Mexican restaurant that you would feel comfortable taking the entire family to. The menu is authentic Mexican Food and has something for everyone of all ages. I had the Enchiladas Chile Verde (Chicken) and I thought that someone's Grandma was in the kitchen. They had freshly made tortilla and I found everything to be excellent.... More 

Thank Kelly B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We were referred by our hotel to this family run place for great Mexican food. We got a10% discount with our room key. We were in and out in 10 minutes with amazing food. Next time we are in town we will be dining in on their patio. Super friendly service and an abundance of food.

Thank Kristy K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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: +1 626-332-4712

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