Can’t decide whether to go out for a fun, cheap meal or to a top quality restaurant for your next date night in Melbourne? Why not have both (¿por qué no los dos?) *Cue mariachi music* Fonda does mexican street food and it does it very well. They focus on food that is fresh and meant to be shared, so find someone to share it with and awake your love life from its siesta.
Everything at Fonda is made from scratch and from ethically sourced, local ingredients. This means that not only does everything taste good, but you get to feel good about eating it. Fonda has stores at Chadstone, Knox, Flinders Lane, Hawthorn and Swan Street Richmond. However, we chose their Smith Street, in Collingwood to review for a date idea, simply because it is over the road from the date night gold standard Gelato Messina. This means you’ll be able to quickly grab an ice cream to cool your taste buds after some spicy mexican, without cooling the mood of the night.
Our pick is to go all out and get the Feed Me option off the menu, which is $49 for two amigos and gives you a good range of the food on offer and is sure to fill you up.
Address: 236 Smith Street, Melbourne, Collingwood, Melbourne (But as mentioned they also have kitchens in Chadstone, Knox, Melbourne CBD, Hawthorn and Richmond, so look these up to if they are closer)