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Fonda Lola is Toronto’s Best Spot for Mexican Food

Fonda Lola is Toronto’s Best Spot for Mexican Food

I was kindly invited to complimentary tastings by Fonda Lola in Toronto and chose to write a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

Fonda Lola is one of the absolute best Mexican restaurants in Toronto.

It’s a small and homey bistro located in a cute little area on Queen West, pretty much right at Queen and Shaw.

The owner, Ernesto, named the restaurant after his grandmother Lola!

I didn’t know much about Mexican food before visiting Fonda Lola, and now it’s one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto.

There’s so much more to Mexican food than just tacos!

Here’s everything you can expect on the menu at Fonda Lola in Toronto.

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Cocktails at Fonda Lola

If you’re in the mood for a margarita, you’re in luck – margaritas are the specialty drink here at Fonda Lola!

The Citrus Margarita and Rose Kombucha Margarita are both amazing.

My favourite is probably the Citrus Margarita, though!

The Mexican beer is really light, and I actually enjoyed it even as a non-beer drinker.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
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Margaritas are the specialty at Fonda Lola.
Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
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Appetizers at Fonda Lola

Fonda Lola serves up traditional Mexican cuisine using ethically and locally-sourced ingredients.

The Tlacoyo is a toasted corn cake stuffed with refried beans and topped with fried egg, Oaxaca cheese (a type of cheese from Mexico, Ernesto informed us), salsa, avocado, and arugula.

Guys, YOU NEED TO TRY THIS DISH.

It’s absolutely divine, and you’ll love it if you enjoy savoury tastes.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto

Main dishes at Fonda Lola

Tortas are a popular Mexican street food, and this was actually my first time hearing about them.

They’re basically sandwiches stuffed between crusty bread rolls, and they’re absolutely delicious.

Fonda Lola’s tortas are definitely some of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had!

We tried four different tortas which were all amazing, and the Torta de Candied Bacon and Egg with candied bacon was definitely my favourite.

The other tortas we tried were the Torta al Pastor with pulled pork, Chicken Torta, and Steak & Cheese Torta.

Almost everything we ate had avocado in it and I’m a huge fan of avocados.

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Best Mexican food spots in Toronto | top Mexican restaurants to visit in YYZ | Fonda Lola restaurant review | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Best Mexican food spots in Toronto | top Mexican restaurants to visit in YYZ | Fonda Lola restaurant review | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Dessert at Fonda Lola

If you’ve got a sweet craving, you need to grab the Churros for dessert – you’ll thank me later.

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It comes with a side of sweet, sweet caramel-flavoured goat milk whipped cream.

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Mexican brunch at Fonda Lola

Yep, you can grab Mexican brunch at Fonda Lola as well!

You can enjoy classic brunch dishes with a Mexican twist on them.

The Tequila Granola Parfait has tequila infused in both the granola and in the honey, which is pretty unique.

While it had a strong taste of tequila, it didn’t have a strong alcohol taste to it!

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto

The Lola’s Eggs Benny is my absolute favourite brunch dish at Fonda Lola.

If you love regular eggs bennies, you need to order this dish.

The cochinita (a traditional Mexican slow-roasted pork dish) and chipotle hollandaise are incredible together.

And those home fries are also delicious.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto
Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto

These Breakfast Tacos are awesome if you’ve got a morning taco craving.

The jalapeños add a little kick of spice!

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto

The Hangover Chilaquiles are also great, and you don’t need to be having a hangover to eat ’em.

Chilaquiles are fried and sliced corn tortillas, and Fonda Lola’s brunch version is amazing.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, order the Mexican French Toast!

Everything is thrown on top of a delicious Mexican plantain bread.

Fonda Lola Mexican Restaurant in Toronto

If you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine in Toronto, Fonda Lola is your spot.

Whether you’re visiting for brunch, lunch, or dinner, everything on their menu is absolutely amazing.

If you visit during the summer months, definitely hit up the gorgeous backyard patio!

Have you been to Fonda Lola in Toronto? What’s your favourite dish there? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Fonda Lola on Queen West in Toronto serves up some of the best Mexican food in the city. Here's what you can expect on the menu!