Just call him the king of Mexican food. Chef Roberto Santibañez, the owner of Fonda and culinary mastermind behind Mexican restaurants like April Bloomfield’s Salvation Taco, is widely known as one of the foremost authorities on authentic Mexican food, and now he’s coming to Chelsea. Santibañez will be opening up his third location of Fonda restaurant next week on 9th Ave. between 21st and 22nd St. Fonda fans will find the same menu at this location, but with a new summer lunch menu that will be served here. The Chelsea location will also be decorated with art from Mexican and local New York artists.
“I’m so excited for our new location in Chelsea,” says chef Santibañez, “The opening phase is always such a rush, and I can’t wait to offer this awesome neighborhood a fun, comfortable place to enjoy really great Mexican food.”
Fonda is known for its Duck Zarape (soft corn tortillas filled with braised duck and roasted tomato-habanero cream sauce), and Enchiladas de Mole Negro Oaxaqueño (soft corn tortillas filled with braised chicken topped with a stone ground Oaxacan black mole, and queso fresco).
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