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Fonda Fora, Calgary, AB

Fonda Fora

4.4
4.4
581 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
  • Good for special occasions
  • Good for groups
  • Good for business meals
Located inside the Westley Hotel in the heart of Downtown Calgary, Fonda Fora is an exciting new contemporary Mexican restaurant brought to you by the folks at Thank You Hospitality.

Food and Beverage Magazine 30 under 30 winner, Chef Emilio Montenegro has crafted a menu based on his upbringing in Northern Mexico and his journey in kitchens across the world. Much of our concept is based around the heirloom corn of Mexico. We import four types of corn from a collective of heirloom farms in Mexico in order to provide the best product we can. We process this corn from raw and turn it into masa for dishes all across our menu, like our Sope, Tamal, and of course, Tortillas. There is a saying in Mexico that we live by at Fonda Fora: "Sin maiz no hay pais," meaning without corn, there is no country. Maiz is the lifeblood of Mexican cuisine, and we are excited to present it to you as it should be.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–12:00 am Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 764-6260
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Carlos Lizarraga
  • Private party facilities
    Located inside the Westley Hotel in the heart of Downtown Calgary, Fonda Fora is an exciting contemporary dining concept brought to you by the folks at Thank You Hospitality. We offer a wide range of options for all event sizes - big or small. Our team is here to help you every step of the way.
  • Private party contact
    Fonda Fora: (403) 764-6260
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    4th Ave and 6th Street SW
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 581 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Innovative

  • Calgary

    Innovative

581 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s not worth it food is terrible tasteless I wish I never wasted my time and money

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This used to be my favorite restaurant in town. They must have had some menu changes and my favorite items were no longer on there. We waited quite some time to see our server when we arrived. Luckily the hostess placed an order for drinks and appetizers for us. We had been there 20 minutes before our server came to us. We ordered the mocalete mushrooms as our main course and were told they came with corn tortillas. The waitress put in the wrong order for us so it was a significant wait between appetizer and main course. When the meal came out with chips they asked if we wanted tortillas (like we were told it came with) and of course we said yes as we had chips as appetizer. We were charged extra for the tortillas. The mushroom mocalete was mediocre at best. Definitely not worth the $50. We were there 2 hours for a table of 2-lots of waiting and being left alone with out water refills despite spicy salsa tasting. Sadly, a favorite spot will likely not be revisited- at least for a while.

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  3. Claire

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and a beautiful space. Will come back again and again. Get the corn ribs.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The overall experience was not good at all. All food in general was either underseasoned or overcooked. Appies were okay, then waited at least 45 min for our first main to come, which was the risotto and halibut. Risotto was raw. It was taken off our table but then no one came back to us for at least 10 min. In which they said if would be another 10 min for a fresh dish to come out. At this point we were so full we didn’t even want our 2nd main. Wont be returning

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great vibe. You have to try the molecajeti options!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m Mexican and this is the place to eat real delicious authentic Mexican food …. Delicioso !!!!

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  7. LucyH

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place with a great atmosphere. Food was 50/50 , pulled pork would benefit from a little extra flavour, but a lot of places in YYC keep it simple when it comes to meat. Fuzzy peach margarita was disappointing, I expected a burst of peach flavor from the peach puree, but it was barely noticeable, and the pink color was even more confusing, which led me to double-check if I received the right drink. Portions are huge. Cheesecake was fresh and flavorful, Flan was great but to our surprise more cheesecake texture/flavor. Costillitas de Maíz 10 / 10 Tinga Tostada 8.5/10 Tlayuda con Mole Poblano 2/10 My fault for not doing more research on Mole Poblano - it tasted more like chocolate than anything else and the amount of mushrooms was overwhelming, Cochinita Pibil 5/10 Will come back for horchata and appetizers.

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  8. yyc99

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really liked this place. Service was excellent. Not overly priced and really good food. Great vegetarian options and lots of meat. Will definitely be back.

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  9. adere123

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, drinks were excellent. Menu felt a bit unclear and servers were super nice but not very attentive, it wasn’t busy to justify the amount of time it took to take orders. Our dinner could have been an hour shorter had they been more on it.

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  10. Michael

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time at Fonda Fora! We sat on the patio and enjoyed the Molcajete and Salmon Crudo – both were absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were friendly and attentive, making the whole experience even better. If you're looking for a great dining spot, Fonda Fora is a must-visit!

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FAQs

Fonda Fora offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 764-6260.

Fonda Fora is rated 4.4 stars by 581 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Fonda Fora

630 4 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0J9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    4th Ave and 6th Street SW
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 6:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 6:30 am–12:00 am Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Carlos Lizarraga
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (403) 764-6260
  • Private party facilities
    Located inside the Westley Hotel in the heart of Downtown Calgary, Fonda Fora is an exciting contemporary dining concept brought to you by the folks at Thank You Hospitality. We offer a wide range of options for all event sizes - big or small. Our team is here to help you every step of the way.
  • Private party contact
    Fonda Fora: (403) 764-6260
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