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Fonda Don Chon Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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All breakfast served with mMexican potatoes, refried beans and hand made tortillas
Huevos Divorchiados
2 Eggs one red and with green sauce divided by a cheese enchilada
Huevos Rancheros
2 Egg served on fried tortilla, topped with ham, peppers, onions, ranchero sauce and cotija cheese
Huevos Con Chorizo
Eggs with Mexican sausage
Huevos Con Tocino
Bacon and eggs
Huevos Con Jamon
Ham and eggs
Chon's Chilaquiles
Sauteed‎ tortilla chips with red or green sauce and cheese, choice of eggs
Huevos Con Bistec
Steak and eggs
Huevos Con Machaca
Tender marinated beef mixed with bell pepper, onion and eggs
Choice of cheese, chorizo, ham, bacon and veggies
Served with homemade tortilla chips
Served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo, choice of beef or chicken
Mexican Nachos
Steak or chicken nachos covered with homemade red sauce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo
Chicken $+1.00
Steak $+1.00
Xl Quesadilla
Flour tortilla with sour cream and guacamole
Chorizo and mushrooms $+2.00
Queso Fundido en Molcajete
Jalisco style cheese fondue with our homemade tomatillo sauce
Chiles Tortitos
4 yellow peppers stuffed with shrimp, and cheese drowned in a worcestershire lime sauce garnished with onion and avocado
Hard Shell Taco
Shredded‎ beef or chicken
Beef $+1.00
Chicken $+1.00
Cheese‎ enchilada
Shredded beef or chicken
Beef $+1.00
Chicken $+1.00
Cheese enchilada
Chile Relleno
Stuffed pepper
Hard Shell Taco
Shredded beef or chicken
Carne Asada 2 Taquitos
Shredded beef or chicken
Beef $+1.00
Chicken $+1.00
Cheese enchilada
Carne Asada Quesadilla Sope
Bean sope
Carne Asada Chile Relleno and Enchilada
Chicken enchilada, choose from mole or green sauce
Served with rice and beans
Steak Picado
Tender pieces of tri tip meat, diced onion, jalapeno and spices simmering in a savory tomato sauce
Carne Asada
One of Mexicans most common dishes prepared with marinated ranchera flap meat
Arrachera Skirt Steak
9 Oz tender marinated skirt steak flame broiled to perfection, served with rice, salad and nopal salad
Mojo de ajo galric
Steak and Shrimp
10 Oz tender New York steak served with choice of shrimp; mojo de ajo garlic, diabla spicy or empanizado breaded
Filete Don Chon
10 Oz tender New York steak topped with a mushroom and onion sauce
Marinated ranchera flap meat with a cheese enchilada
T-Bone Steak
12 Oz Juicy marinated beef
Cups of Soup 3.50
Sopa de Albondiga
A classic Mexican soup served steaming hot made with meatballs, carrots, Mexican squash, celery, cilantro, zucchini
Pulpo $10.50
Pescado $9.50
Camaron $10.50
Caldo de Marisco Mixto
Seafood‎ soup served steaming hot with a mixture of octopus, shrimp, fish and vegetables
Caldo De Res Cocido
Beef‎ stew made with corn on the cob, cabbage, carrots, Mexican squash, celery, zuccini and beef shank
Soup cooked with mint, California chiles, onion, garlic and hominy
Seasonal fruit
Chicken Salad
Grilled‎ chicken breast with romaine lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado and red onion
Strawberry Chicken Salad
Chilled‎ romaine, red onion, queso fresco, tossed with strawberry vinaigrette and topped with tender grilled chicken and fresh strawberries
Ensalada de Nopales
Diced cactus mixed with tomatoes, onion, lime and cilantro
Ensalada de Bistec Steak Salad
8 Oz marinated tenderloin, over a bed of diced cucumber, romaine lettuce, purple onion, tomato, bell pepper, mango, almonds, pepita, radish, cilantro and queso fresco mex. cheese mixed with a chipotle vinaigrettes
Taco Salad
Hard shell tostada with chicken, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream
Tropical Chicken Salad
Romaine lettuce, melon, mango, cucumber, apple, pecans with house dressing
Shrimp, Mango and Avocado Salad
Crisp romaine lettuce tossed in our sweet and sour mango dressing. Topped with fresh mango, avocado, cucumber, and grilled jumbo shrimp
Fruit Salad
Watermelon, melon, apple strawberries, pineapples
House Salad
Asada Beef
Pollo Chicken
Carnitas Pork
Camaron Shrimp
Pescado Fis
Fish Tacos Plate
2 Fish tacos served with rice and be
Taco Plate
3 Soft tacos, choice of carne asada, carnitas or chicken, topped with guacamole, cilantro, diced onion rice and beans
Schwarzenegger Taco Plate
3 Crispy shrimp tacos stuffed with diced shrimp, tomatoes, cilantro, and jack cheese
Chicken and beef combo $+1.99
Molcajete Don Chon
Charbroiled steak or chicken, served in a volcanic rock dish, filled with cactus, cilantro, green onions, special sauce and topped with melted oaxaca cheese
Mexican Comal
Served sizzling to your table with grilled jumbo shrimp, grilled chicken or beef accompanied by Mexican fried potatoes over Mexican cactus and queso fresco
Parrillada Don Chon
Grilled steak, chicken, succulet jumbo shrimp and grilled carnitas
Supreme Molcajete
Charbroiled chicken, steak and shrimp, served in a volcanic rock dish, filled with cactus cilantro, green onions, special sauce and topped with melted oaxaca cheese
Served with rice, beans, pico de gallo and guacamole
Marinated strips of tender beef or chicken sauteed with bell peppers, onion and tomato
Fajitas Cielo Mary Tierra
Marinated strips of tender beef, chicken and shrimp sauteed with bell peppers, onion and fresh tomato
Shrimp and Scallop Fajitas
Marinated shrimp and scallops sauteed with bell peppers, onion and fresh tomato
Shrimp Fajitas
Marinated shrimp sauteed with bell peppers, onion and fresh tomato
Fajitas Combo
Marinated strips of tender beef and chicken sauteed with bell peppers, onion, and tomato
Chile Colorado
Tender strips of tip beef cooked in a red chili sauce. Served with rice and beans
Chile Verde
Tender chunks of pork cushion cooked in a green chili sauce. Served with rice and beans
Shrimp $+3.00
Chile relleno $+1.00
Burrito Panchon
Stuffed with rice, beans and choice of meal: carne asada, carnitas fried pork, grilled chicken, shredded beef, chile verde chunks of pork cushion in green sauce, chile colorado
Hard Shell Tacos
3 Tacos stuffed with a choice of shredded beef or shredded chicken, topped with lettuce, cheese and pico de gallo
Tacos Dorados
4 Fried potatoes tacos jalisco style topped with fresh tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, avocado, fresh cheese, sour cream and special sauce
Birraia De Res
Chunks of beef stewed to perfection jalisco style served with rice, beans, onion, lime and salsa
Chile Relleno
2 Large fire roasted peppers stuffed with cheese dipped in batter then fried, topped with salsa ranhera and jack cheese. Served with rice and beans
In the us we have the burger in Mexico there is the torta carne asada, chicken, ham, carnitas chorizo or vegetarian style. Served with panela cheese
Sopitos Estilo Tonaya
7 Small tortillas served with chicken or pork topped with cabbage, cheese, salsa and tomato
2 Tostadsa slayered with beans, shredded pork, red onion, tomato, lettuce, avocado, sour cream and tomato
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews brunch queso tortillas tacos mexican food great buffet worth the wait rancho cucamonga feel comfortable gets pretty crowded lunch time oh my goodness wonderful food all you can eat the san gabriel valley hole in the wall love this place
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been going to Fonda’s since they opened. My grandparents love this place. My girlfriends parents love this place. I love this place! The first thing I tried here was their Birria with some corn tortillas. Nice juicy tender meat that falls apart without difficulty....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bobbyzapata
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

I've been to a lot of places but this is the best breakfast buffet i've ever had. I would recommend it to everyone.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RoyalRangers
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Came here for breakfast and food is flavorful and excellent tasting. My family and I will definitely return here again and again. Very happy with everything. Thank you Fonda Don Chon!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank I3DFmelissaa
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Fonda Don Chon food is actually AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD! Everything is good there. There is not one bad dish! Plates are very big and the amount of food is a lot! They have fresh made tortillas!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Saramo21
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great food and nice atmosphere. Its a bit noisy, but a fun place if smallish. This is the home cooking place you always wanted.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bob N
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Just ok, they are specially for lunch time always in a hurry for you to finish and leave the table for next guest, I didn’t feel comfortable, but good food. Nothing extraordinary, I prefer Guadalajara Grill.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lalispeta
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The food was average. Service was average. We asked for things twice. I had to ask the waiter to sweep under my chair before sitting, there was so much food on the floor. They were busy though.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank paflores2000
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Best mexican food in town. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for some delicious Mexican food. They need to get a bigger place, it gets pretty crowded especially on a weekend. Do not come on a Sunday or be prepared to wait at...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Nora B
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great buffet. Enjoy the food a drink. All have great flavors. I go at least once a month. And I would recommend this place, especially the location in Rancho Cucamonga because this location offers a full bar

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank philwolf47
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food. Casual setting . Staff is nice and really on it. We always enjoy it when we eat there. They have buffet which we didn’t like because it got to crowded but if you like buffet it is good. Casual setting loud when busy...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tammyd485
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Yusef C
February 26, 2017|
Response from CR8VGRAPHICS | Reviewed this property |
$13. Esta muy Rico no mas que ay mucha gente
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Rene P | Reviewed this property |
of course you can... But Santa Ana is quite a long drive for a restaurant out here in West Covina.
Bob G
May 29, 2016|
Response from dick93117 | Reviewed this property |
I really do not know. The location is just North of the 10 freeway rather than the 60 Freeway as indicated in the write-up.
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