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Fonda Mexicana

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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avenue des Alpes 17 bis, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
+41 21 961 38 46
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Glion, Switzerland
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155 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We love Mexican food and had an ok meal here. Service is friendly, but the food could be spice up a bit - felt bland.

Thank CeesF
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

If you have ever eaten Mexican food in Southern California, or for that matter any part of the world that has half a clue about cooking Mexican food, you will not appreciate this restaurant. The first issue was the request for tapwater. Apparently they do not have a tap in this restaurant! The waitresses grasp of the English language totally... More 

Thank PBBronte
Santa Clara, California
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217 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

It seems silly to have Mexican food in Switzerland, perhaps it's exotic. Generally its very hard to find great Mexican food outside of Mexico.

Thank Breakfast-42D2
Montreux, Switzerland
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158 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

wanna try something new in monteux! guess what! this is the nice food that will bring you to the sensation of real mexico city. taste nice... the decoration, atmosphere in the resto. its very unique and the food very yumm.... one of the best mexican restaurant in Swiss!

Thank queensounti
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I travel a lot to Switzerland and every time I go I make sure to stop by La Fonda Mexicana. The service is impeccable, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is so welcoming that I have often found myself sat there for hours enjoying the meal. I don’t think there’s one dish on their menu which I don’t like,... More 

1 Thank isicortesm
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

As far I know this Mexican Restaurant in Switzerland one of the best and I have been trying a lot of them but I think this is the one very small restaurant that I find it great because you have a good service as you were in Mexico the owner are amazing super friendly they service you how you want... More 

1 Thank cachgv
Lucerne, Switzerland
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I saw some of the earler reviews mentioning that it was too expensive. Well, if you are in Montreux you have to expect high prices. For Switzerland the prices are actually really good. The food is nice as well, probably the best Mexican restaurant I have been in in Switzerland. Particularly the refried beans were lovely, not the usual mashy... More 

Thank bookwifey
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158 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

My hubby is a real Chicago Mexican, always looking for good Mexican food. When in Montreux, this is the place. We loved the margarita and the mixed fajitas, amazing.

Thank Moreno_chicago
Limassol, Cyprus
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I agree with previous comments, this restaurant has very good potential - very charming, very cosy place with Mexican style. But its so overpriced, beef fajitas with stale tortillas were the worst I have ever tried, service was rather poor.

1 Thank Inna_Milio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Until now i havent found good restaurant in europe(apart from one in Milan that was for the rich of rich and where my mexican friend was hired from mexico to serve tequilla only, they wanted true mexican experience and i had it) lets go back to montreux, the restaurant has potential, atmosphere, he could have it all if the food... More 

2 Thank Hernan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: avenue des Alpes 17 bis, Montreux 1820, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Montreux
  • Phone Number: +41 21 961 38 46

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