Fond Memories

Fonda Mexican – Windsor

44 Chapel St, Windsor

Fonda Windsor Interior

Almost a year and half ago, Fonda Mexican burst onto the Melbourne Mexican scene like a delicious overstuffed piñata. The tiny Swan Street Richmond storefront was soon overrun with diners, and even after expanding into the adjacent shop, the queues routinely stretch out the door. Unless you are blessed with the opportunity of a visit outside of traditional hours, you are going to be queuing.

Fonda Windsor

Fast-forward to today and the folks at Fonda have opened up a sister restaurant in Windsor, which dwarfs its Richmond sibling. The expansive double storefront at the good end of Chapel Street is significantly larger, with a lovely downstairs dining area, and a bar at the top for some cheeky late night drinks (liquor licence coming soon). The attention to detail hasn’t been lost in the transition, with the kitchen area-looking picture perfect and funky string-backed booths lining the walls.

We Ate
Normally this is the part of the review where we’d jump into each of the dishes, but considering the menu is almost exactly the same as the Richmond store, and the quality was just as great as our last visit , I might forgo that and just leave you with the drool worthy photos instead.

The kangaroo fillet burrito ($14.5):


The chopped beef burrito ($14):


Braised pork taco and beef taco ($6 each):


Charred corn ($4):


To Conclude
For those too scared to venture north of the Yarra, Fonda Mexican has arrived at Windsor and you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Greg

    Just wanted to let you know about our newish restaurant / café that we opened in Prahran. It is a sister café to a fairly established Port Melbourne venue. Prahran has great daytime café fare with a few extras.

    We specialise in the REAL American BBQ – from Maple smoked Pork Ribs to 10 hour Hickory smoked and Dry Rubbed Beef Brisket. Our American BBQ menu was around long before the current craze. In addition we have a dedicated Paleo menu, which is extremely rare in Melbourne.

    Our chef is a protege of Iron Chef Sakai. He ran 2 of Chef Sakai’s restaurants in Japan.

    We would love to invite you to try out the café. If interested please let me know if you would like to come for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Invitation is for your and a friend.
    Thanks for your consideration.

    Best regards,