La Fonda

La Fonda

Latin American Restaurant$$$$
East Harlem, New York
  • S. L.
    "Authentic, delicious Puerto Rican food in a friendly atmosphere."(2 Tips)
    James G.
    "famous arroz con pollo"(5 Tips)
    Selena D.
    "Best Mofongo al Ajillo this side of NY or dare I say, Puerto Rico."(2 Tips)
    Travel Channel
    "As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation."(2 Tips)
36 Tips and reviews
  • delicious puerto rican
  • puerto rico
  • mojitos
  • authentic
  • home cooking
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  • MAL F.
    MAL FLORESOctober 5, 2017
  • Kárenly N.
    Kárenly NievesJuly 31, 2016
    Puerto Rico reflejado al fin. This place is a treasure. Go eat a pearl of the sea.
  • Alex C.
    Alex Cruz-LebrónMay 15, 2016
    Bistec encebolla'o w/ rice and red beans, pork mofongo: this place is the real deal! Made me miss home so bad.
  • tolu
    toluJune 13, 2015
    Pork is so very good
  • Milagros M.
    Milagros MartinezFebruary 24, 2015
    Best place ever I recommend it to everyone
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out La Fonda Boricua as seen on Man vs Food Nation , Throwdown with Bobby Flay Read more
  • ItsLeeLeeB C.
    ItsLeeLeeB CBMay 11, 2014
    Great food. Very filling. Will be back
  • DJ HeavyLou R.
    DJ HeavyLou RiveraMarch 2, 2014
    Haven't been here in a minute. Feels good coming home.
  • S. L.
    S. L.January 19, 2014
    Authentic, delicious Puerto Rican food in a friendly atmosphere. The mofongo de pernil and passion fruit juice were fantastic. Loved the salsa music, too :)
  • Ly E.
    Ly ElNovember 8, 2013
    So much love in this food! Best black beans & pollo guisado Ive had in NY Jorge, el dueno, is always warm& welcoming. Beautiful local art, great happy they reopened. Even better than b4!
  • Charron F.
    Charron F.September 13, 2013
    There's only one waitress, with an attitude, on a Friday night.
  • Carlos L.
    Carlos LopezAugust 25, 2013
    El mofongo de pernil es súper rico! / The mofongo with pork is great!
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJune 4, 2013
    Would someone PLEASE let us know when this place get's it's liquor license? Or at least beer and wine! Tasty morsels with local art give a comfort feel w/ hip accents. nabe mainstay that has survived.
  • Jacqui
    JacquiMay 6, 2013
    A vibrant local favorite offering traditional dishes and the delicious taste of home cooked Puerto Rican cuisine.
  • James G.
    James GonzalezApril 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I recommend their Empandas de Guava con Queso...
  • Selena D.
    Selena DelgadoApril 25, 2013
    Best Mofongo al Ajillo this side of NY or dare I say, Puerto Rico. The staff & owner have always been cordial which gives this famous restaurant a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere. love this place
  • Femi Kuti D.
    Femi Kuti DMarch 16, 2013
    Lite fare, Selection is very limited. Small tasty portions for a lot of $$
  • La Fonda
    La FondaMarch 16, 2013
    This Tip is to all... Stay tuned as La Fonda will be creating a special delivery and takeout menu in the days to come for you to enjoy.
  • Joel
    JoelFebruary 23, 2013
    The food was mediocre and the service was terrible. I used to like this place. Never going back.
  • James G.
    James GonzalezNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I would order the famous arroz con pollo (rice with chicken) as he competed against Bobby Flay, or the pernil con el arroz y gandules. Well worth it!! Oh and the lentil soup. :-) enjoy :-)
  • jesus r.
    jesus riveraNovember 18, 2012
    " could make better arroz con pollo and it would be enough for left overs.
  • Gino R.
    Gino RuizNovember 7, 2012
    Try the mongongo
  • Nikki B.
    Nikki BeauchampSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    No cc at the moment at the "new" location-but luckily Chase ATM on the corner. Fabulous food and cocktails (love the mojito and flan..) Still one of my dad's fave places.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelOctober 11, 2011
    Adam had the Grande Pernil with Mofongo. As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.
  • Paul M.
    Paul MarcumSeptember 27, 2011
    Real local food but very welcoming.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HerbertJuly 25, 2011
    Bring someone that speaks Spanish. There is no menu. Amazing food. Amazing mojitos.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJuly 15, 2011
    One of the last authentic Puerto Rican restaurants left in New York according to executive director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival Clyde Valentin Read more
  • Dawn M.
    Dawn MicheleApril 4, 2011
    When I want a quick hot satisfying meal boriqua style, I go here. Otherwise I cook at home.
  • Lilibeth
    LilibethOctober 9, 2010
    Try out your Spanish here as you order without a menu. Delicious Puerto Rican atmosphere: music, art, food, etc. Comfy, dim and relaxed.
  • Dirtyface
    DirtyfaceOctober 5, 2010
    Rather eat at home or travel to Bridgeport. Better food and cheaper.
  • Hadda A.
    Hadda Acevedo-DelcampAugust 7, 2010
    Sorry but for $13, my mom could make better arroz con pollo and it would be enough for left overs.
  • roodie 4.
    roodie 4sqApril 2, 2010
    The restaurant or the lounge?
  • Chrissy
    ChrissyOctober 15, 2013
    Arroz con pollo - Throwdown w Bobby Flay
  • Hector S.
    Hector SanchezSeptember 6, 2013
    No arroz con pollo? Porqué
  • jesus r.
    jesus riveraNovember 18, 2012
  • jesus r.
    jesus riveraNovember 18, 2012
    saludos! ysuerte
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