Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn by Obelix

In a fit of the "I-can't-be-bothers", we hit up our local Fonda Mexican in Hawthorn for a quick mid week dinner.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, magarita
Perhaps it was the Spring in the air, P was in an unusually sprightly mood and ordered himself a lychee and elderflower margarita to kick things off.  It was described to him as a frozen slurry of lychees steeped in alcohol - a decadent slurpee, if you will.  He was sold.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, sodas
Kiddo and I enjoyed the house made sodas.  Ginger and passionfruit for her; and lime and tumeric for me.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, corn
We ordered a sampling of things to share.  Kiddo had to have her chargrilled corn which had just the right about of cheesy coating.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, tortilla chips
P and I shared the tortilla chips with guacamole and pico de gallo.  These were perfect with the drinks.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, rock ling burrito
For mains, we shared the rock ling burrito.  This was my pick of the bunch.  It was substantial - filled with quinoa and black bean;  cabbage and pickled carrot with the ubiquitous salsa and aioli.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, pulled pork quesadilla
P enjoyed the Mexican City pulled pork quesadilla.  The lime and pineapple salsa gave it a sweet and tangy taste.

Fonda Mexican, Hawthorn, grilled chicken quesadilla
Kiddo liked the grilled chicken quesadilla, particularly its side of jalapeno and basil aioli, which incidentally went very well with the burrito also.

I loved the decor of this place - it was strewn with interesting desert plants - cacti and euphorbias.  Love.

The service was attentive and prompt too - ideal for a mid week dinner when its all about expediency.


We really liked it
We really liked it.
Mid value
Mid value.


Fonda Mexican is a solid go-to for Mexican.  Good drinks menu and plenty of assorted offerings to share.  They also do Deliveroo which is useful in extreme cases of "can't-be-bothers".

Find it at

Fonda Mexican
651 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: (03) 8686 7360

Fonda Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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