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La Fonda Latino Grill

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5350 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640-2312 (Lakewood)
+1 773-271-3935
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21:00 - 11:00
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Mon - Wed 21:00 - 11:00
Thu - Fri 21:30 - 11:30
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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out recently with friends who had suggested going to one of their favorite neighborhood places (Uptown/Edgewater). We went without reservations on a cool, blustery night, and got a nice warm, welcome from the hostess and waitress. There is seating in one room at street level, then a small set of stairs up to another room further back. Plenty of... More 

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Thank GlenSco19
Shreveport, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Food was fresh & delicious, the wait staff was nice & helpful with their suggestions & their sangria was wonderful. It was all so pleasant that I went back the next night.

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Thank janisnla
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Tripsters- My mother was visiting this week and she was craving Mexican food. Being from Oklahoma her idea of Mexican cuisine is Tex-Mex instead of actual Latin dishes. I suggested La Fonda and we were not disappointed! Please note they have some standard Tex-Mex fare but the majority of the menu is more Latin American, which I loved! What we... More 

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Thank Hunter S
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

In Spanish and in English a patio is in the back, and enclosed. Their patio consisted of a cordoned off section of the sidewalk on busy Broadway Street. My friend did not mind, but it was not a patio to me, as mentioned when I called. I have issues with the word "latino, " but semantics aside, the food was... More 

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Thank Tomas D
San Antonio, Texas
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Good place for Colombian food. The service was a little slow, even though the restaurant was only at about 50% capacity. We ordered cazuela de mariscos and shrimp, an appetizer and 1 jugo and dessert. It was all delicious, but NOT inexpensive.

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Thank SolymarBQ
chicago
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314 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is a really comfortable restaurant serving good Colombian inspired food and drinks at reasonable prices. From cocktails to appetizer to entrees and then desert everything exceeded expectations. Desert tasted homemade. Service was informative and friendly. My only surprise was that it was not crowded on a Friday evening. It deserves to be tried.

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Thank joesChicago
Evanston, Illinois, United States
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

This is a great place for lunch. It offers an all-you-can eat buffet for $8.95. The food is tasty and very good -- sautéed chicken, soup, beans, vegetables and fried plantain. I was there on a very cold, blustery day and there was a fire in the fireplace. Very cozy. We ate for $20 plus tip. Very affordable. The clientele... More 

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Thank Nancy T
Chicago, Illinois
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280 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

My partner and I keep going back to this neighborhood gem and we are ALWAYS satisfied. From the very good mojitos (with a piece of sugar cane...nice touch!), to the great desserts, everything in between is very tasty as well! Even the chips and 2 salsas you get complimentary with each visit are great. Most recently, we sat by the... More 

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Thank jahhp
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

I highly recommend La Fonda. Our meals were delicious and the service was perfect. I live in the neighborhood and am so happy to have found this gem!

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Thank Julmsmit
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Great food, casual atmosphere. Open all day. Appetizer selection has some awesome and unusual items: tostanachos, arepitas, arepas with shrimp. Daily specials are good value and taste sensations. Friendly atmosphere. Mixed drinks (the Margarita gold!) and fruit juices both excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Latin, International, Spanish, South American, Colombian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
21:00 - 11:00
Tuesday
21:00 - 11:00
Wednesday
21:00 - 11:00
Thursday
21:30 - 11:30
Friday
21:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5350 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640-2312
    (Lakewood)
  • Public Transportation: Berwyn (Red)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-271-3935
Description
La Fonda specializes in Colombian and Latin dishes. The restaurant has a full bar that"s ready to accommodate with a variety of drinks. Specials are available and they change daily. Moreover, the restaurant is decorated in a contemporary fashion, but with a Colombian theme, adding the more traditional flavor. La Fonda has an extensive list of entree options - along with quite a few specials. We also have famous margaritas which are shaken at the table and are delicious. One of our most famous appetizer;s is the special empanada appetizer - ground beef with raisins. Some popular dishes are the churrasco with chimichurri sauce, the brisket served with multiple sides with the entrees, including great plantains. We have the best service in town and great food. Stop in La Fonda Latino Grill today!

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