Fish taco and chorizo qaesadilla at Fonda Mexican.
There aren’t very many (good) Mexican places in Melbourne. Mostly the choices are either cheap and tacky, or expensive and unfulfilling. Fonda fills the void with a reasonably priced menu and some freshly prepared Mexican goodness.
The fish tacos ($6 each) are market fresh, served on a soft tortilla laced with chipotle aioli and garnished with plenty of cabbage and pickled carrots and onions. Light, zesty, and very tasty.
But the winner has to be the chorizo qaesadilla ($12)… a tortilla freshly pressed until crispy, oozing with melted cheese and queso fresco, jalapeno, and salsa roja… and of course, generous slices of chorizo sausages. Pure gluttonous deliciousness.
Fonda also serves up a delicious range of cocktails, wines, and of course - the staple - tequila. But for those not keen on alcohol, a must-try would be the horchata - an addictive icy concoction of rice, water, cinnamon, vanilla, and evaporated milk.